Brutal Leg Presses

I probably overuse the phrase ‘brutal leg workout’ but most of my leg workouts fall under that category. Let’s be honest, if you’re training legs the right way then you’re going to feel some pain. And training lower body takes a different type of toll than upper body. I’ll admit that lately I’ve been doing mere straight sets for legs. Granted, those workouts were indeed tough but not as intense as when I throw in either a variety of techniques or extreme high reps.

I’m focusing this leg workout post on leg press because that’s where the real action took place. And that’s the primary reason why I’ll be sore for the next few days. I went back to hitting some extreme high reps on some sets and I also did 2 different feet-placements on leg press. I’ve always been a fan of higher reps for leg growth. I provide notes on that below the workout.

Leg Workout

Leg Extensions:
5 sets x 20 reps

Leg Press:
6 split sets x 20 reps *
1 rest pause set x 100 reps **

Plate Loaded Squats:
5 sets x 12 reps

Lying Leg Curls:
4 sets x 12 reps

Seated Leg Curls:
4 sets x 12 reps

Seated Calve Raises:
5 sets x 15 reps

* I did 10 sets with my feet close together immediately followed by another 10 with my feet apart

** I chose a light weight that I could get about 35 reps with and continued with the rest-pause method until I did 100 total reps

Instant Knock Out



My quads were on fire after hitting leg press. Before when I did the 10 and 10 for leg press I would do the set with my feet apart first but this time I switched it around doing it with my feet close first. Many bodybuilders perform sets like this to hit the outer area of the quads, attaining that quad sweep. And that ending rest-pause set of 100 total reps was extremely brutal.

I didn’t anticipating doing any type of squats after the leg press routine but I don’t feel a leg workout is complete without squats. I obviously couldn’t go heavy on these. I brought the reps back down for squats as well as for my hamstring exercises (12-rep sets). I ended my leg workout with some calves and cardio.

Train with Passion,

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