It's natural to love training some body parts more than others as everyone has favourites in life, but when it comes to these sessions you have to love them and put everything into it. Training your legs is an important training session but I see many people skipping through these sessions because who really cares about what your legs look like right? Wrong! Leg sessions are just as important as other muscles groups and in my personal opinion I make sure I go heavy and hard in these workouts. Never rush a workout especially when it comes to training your legs, here's why...
Yes, I agree with you that leg sessions are hard work and they physically drain you (especially after a really intense, heavy lifting workout). Just because you know it is going to be hard though doesn't mean you should be skipping the intensity your session deserves. Remember to ask yourselves why you train your legs? These are your foundations and everything starts with them, so when you train them really hard you are also releasing endorphin's and hormones to increase overall size.
Don't Rush It
When you next train your legs I want you to remember that there is no need to rush this session and that sometimes you just have to endure the pain that such a session delivers to you. I'm not talking about going so hard that you break your leg, I mean the muscular pain that you have to put your body through in order to see muscle growth. Don't race through the sets and don't skip any exercises, instead count to five during each set and you will certainly build those thighs. Try this..
If you start with squats I want you to really concentrate on controlling your movement and holding it at the deck for 5 seconds before returning to the top. It might mean that you need to lighten the weight that you would usually have on the bar to perform this exercise and get a minimum of 10 reps. Your next exercise could be leg press, so think about utilising the five second rule again in how you press the weight away from you or how you slow it down. Continue to follow on with these five second rule in every other exercise you perform on your legs, just remember not to rush it and keep everything controlled.
Recovery is everything and when you start training using different methods like this you might notice you ache more than usual. This is common because you have changed the way you are working your muscles and it is also a very good thing. Make sure you consume enough protein post workout to prevent walking in complete pain the next day ;) You might want to consider adding glutamine to your shake too as this prevents further breakdown of the muscle and increases muscle repair.