Bodybuilding Leg Workout with Squats and Front Squats

Squat Day

After being on a strength and conditioning workout program for several weeks, I’ve gone back to bodybuilding workouts.

The goal of bodybuilding workouts is to make your muscles bigger.

I want share today’s bodybuilding leg workout with you. And just a heads up, this workout include both squats and front squats.

Bodybuilding Leg Workout – 11/23/2017

What makes this a bodybuilding leg workout is that you’re doing high volume with a lot of sets and reps. This pumps more blood into the muscle, which will make your muscles bigger.

Bodybuilding Leg Workout - Squats, Front Squats, Leg Press

Including both squats and front squats takes it to the next level of muscle building.

Here’s the leg workout:

  • Leg Extensions
    • 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Squats
    • 4 sets x 12, 10, 8, 6 reps
  • Leg Press
    • 4 sets x 15 reps
  • Stiff-Leg Deadlifts
    • 4 sets x 8 reps
  • Front Squats
    • 3 sets x 10 reps
  • Leg Curls
    • 4 sets x 12 reps

Bodybuilding Leg Exercises

Bodybuilding Leg Workout - Leg ExtensionsNow I want to break down my bodybuilding leg exercises to discuss the techniques I used for each exercise.

Leg Extensions: I used this as a warm-up before doing squats. The weight was light and I did not go all-out.

Squats: I started with a moderate weight for squats and moved up in weight each set. I also lowered the reps as I increased the weight. The goal was to go heavy on my last set of squats. This is a sure-fire technique to get big.

Leg Press: I also moved up in weight each set but I kept the reps high, at 15. Many will load up the leg press and ego lift and only of half-reps. I go for the pump on leg press, and I do full reps.

Stiff-Leg Deadlifts: IMO, this is the best exercise for hamstrings. I went up a little in weight each set.

Front Squats: I just started back doing front squats a few weeks ago. Front squats really target your quads and I’m now including them in every bodybuilding leg workout.

Leg Curls: For this specific bodybuilding leg workout, I used the Hamstring Leg Curl plate-loaded machine. You can substitute this with lying, standing, or seated leg curls. Or you could do moe stiff-leg deadlifts.

Leg Day is a Beautiful Day

Seriously, I love training legs. And I felt extremely pumped after doing this bodybuilding leg workout.

I hadn’t done this much volume for leg exercises in a while. I can’t wait to train legs again next week!

Train with Passion,


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