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buiding up leg muscle

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        05-05-2008, 06:52 PM
    All good ideas :)

    - swimming is also another good way to build leg muscle
    - walking up inclines

    Whichever way you do it its going to hurt though so don't rule out posting or two point practice in saddle. This will also help build your muscle. Try two pointing a lap of the arena. It burns lol
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        02-03-2009, 05:58 PM
    You should try doing wall-sits. A wall-sit is when you go down as if you are going to do a squat, but you stop when your legs make a 90 degree angle, and then you just wait and see how long you can go. It's harder then it looks! :P
        02-03-2009, 06:31 PM
    Green Broke
    There's a book you can get on Amazon called "The Rider's Fitness Program" by Diana Robbins et al. It has specific exercises that helps specific parts of your riding whether it's jumping or flat work. Best book out there dedicated to the equestrian.
        02-03-2009, 10:14 PM
    Green Broke
    I practice posting on my exercise ball, watching TV or talking on HF
        02-05-2009, 04:42 PM
    Originally Posted by hunterequlover781    
    walk around on your heels around your house. It's kind of exciting.
    also a good way to stretch and tare your achillies tendon.
        02-05-2009, 04:47 PM
    Barbell/dumbbell lunges
    Barbell/dumbbell squats
    Hamstring curl
    Leg press
    Seated leg extension
    Interior leg lift
    Flutter kicks
    Areobic/non-anarobic cardio
    Captains chair
    Dumbbell dips

    I could go on forever.
        02-05-2009, 08:05 PM
    I used to do track, and all of these workouts like leg pressing and squats realllllly get your leg muscles up. Like you, I could post all day long, and my legs wouldn't even ache.

    Another note, try selling your western saddle on craigslist.org :) maybe even post in other states or something.. like texas. Haha
        02-06-2009, 12:23 AM
        02-07-2009, 03:41 AM
    Well Britt already said pretty much exactly what I was gona say but everyone seems to have saome great ideas
        02-07-2009, 05:05 PM
    I had the same question and devised this exercise to reach all the muscles that feel as though they are the key ones in riding, all the way up and down the leg. Be sure to hold lightly but safely to something steady while you do it. I put one foot up on something high like a table or even counter top and then move up and down simulating a posting motion, continue until I'm tired and then switch legs. For safety, be sure your knee (of the leg you're standing on) does not go over past the point of the toe. Please don't try it if it doesn't feel safe to you!

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