Sundays are leg days which are very hard for me. I wanted to write this post for a long time, but I was desperate to try this new workout first and see whether I have any results. I do believe that every person has to experiment with the workouts and see which one works best for them. Be aware that some exercises might not work well with you body type (everything is quite unique). Experiment and see what works best for you.
To be honest, I work on full power every time I go there. Just because I usually train with guys I’m not get used to say ” I’m tired, this is too heavy for me, or I can’t do one more set”. I remember doing 180kg leg press, with my friends standing on each side saying I can do more. Since that time, I don’t stop and don’t have any excuses.
Anyway, getting back to topic. First of all, I give 70% of my attention to legs just because I want them to be polished and toned. Guilty ! Last year I overtrained my quards making my legs looking massive (taking into the account the fact that they were already big)…so…my mistake. This year, I’m making them slimmer. So, no leg press for me and squats with 60kg. I’m going with easy weights.
I start my workout with 5 minutes of cardio then I do a short superset: I train each leg separately. First of all, I do front lunges and back lunges with 10kg on right leg only then I move straight to cable machine and do kickbacks (usually 30-40 kg) on right leg as well. Then, I do the same with the other leg. I usually do this till I’m willing to die, after that I do one more set 🙂
Next is deadlift and goodmorning exercise (till I drop again). Then, I do hyperextension. I hate it because in this gym it is absolutely uncomfortable. Last exercise is kickback in Smith machine. I am doing stretches to cool down (20-25 min). I don’t do any leg extensions just because I don’t believe in that machine yet. Although, it will be my next challenge.
I have been doing this for three weeks now and I can see that my legs getting slimmer and now my quads aren’t that massive like they used to be. I will carry on and see the final result.