From Enthusiasts

Upper or Lower Body

It really depends on your goals, your program, and how you train, but it's important to train both. Which one do you prefer to train?

I find it funny how people judge each other for training mostly either upper body or lower body. I’m a big believer in training legs as well as upper body and if a friend asks me what they should train on any given day, I always tell them to train legs. Personally, I train legs at least twice a week. After all, your legs are technically half your body.

But what I find funny is that men primarily training their upper body is pretty much the same as women mostly training their legs. It looks like there is the same reasoning behind it. In today’s world it seems that legs are the show feature for women, while the upper body tends to be the show feature for men.

If you’re training, it’s important to train both upper body and lower body no matter who you are. The body needs to be balanced and not just aesthetically. Of course, you can focus more on one or the other depending on what you want to achieve, but you should train a bit of both. Besides, I find that training legs does wonders for my overall training including upper body training.

My main reason for training legs as often as I do though, is the challenge involved. And I love the challenge. The more challenging the training, the more I want it.

Which one do you like to train more?

Founding partner at LIFE ON FITNESS. I'm a fitness enthusiast (not a fitness 'professional'). Being massively obese, I started my fitness journey at around the age of 14. It wasn't the cool thing to do yet, and didn't even know what my life was missing. It only got better as I researched, tried, studied, and tested evermore fitness elements and knowledge. I write my thoughts with the hopes of inspiring even one person to achieve their life goals as well as their fitness goals. But most importantly enjoy and get the best out of life.

2 comments on “Upper or Lower Body

  1. I used to skip my leg days. After 2 years of weight training the results was salty, I had an impressive chest and CHICKEN LEGS. As you said, The body needs to be balanced and not just aesthetically. Since a year, I am proud of myself, I worked hard to find the balance between my upper body and lower body.


    • Mosh Cohen

      Glad to hear it Okila!
      It’s important for overall results aesthetically, but most importantly for the actual overall fitness of the body. It needs to be balanced. Of course, the exact balance is based on ones goals.


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