Jason’s Leg Day 1: Push – Pull -Legs
This morning was legs, my third workout of the first week of my new push -pull -legs training routine. I approach my leg training a little differently than my upper body workouts. I started using higher reps and more overall volume for legs a few years ago. I’ve gotten more muscle growth and better shape from this style of leg training. I also get better pumps and it feels more natural to train with higher reps for legs as opposed to going heavy with lower reps.
This leg workout was pretty extreme, in my opinion. Of course most of my leg workouts have some sort of element that makes them brutal. I usually throw in techniques such as drop sets, rest-pause sets, supersets and such. But this morning was just a ridiculous amount of reps.
Legs Workout: Back, Traps, and Biceps
Leg Press: 10 sets x 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 reps
Hack Squats: 4 sets x 12 reps
Seated Leg Curls: 4 sets x 12 reps
Lying Leg Curls: 4 sets x 15-20 reps
Leg Extensions: 4 sets x 15-20 reps
Leg Extensions (one-leg): 4 sets x 12 reps
I’ve done this leg press workout before (the extreme reps). This isn’t something I do every week though. After doing this my quads and hams were burning. And although you’re using more of your quads you feel every leg muscle doing these extreme reps. That being said, the rest of the workout were just straight sets which led to greater overall volume for this leg workout.
I’ve been doing cardio after my weight training sessions every day. But today I only walked for about 20 minutes. After this type of leg workout you really don’t need to do cardio (the extreme reps definitely keep your heart rate up). But I always like to do a little cardio after leg training. I believe this helps break up the lactic acid. Try this workout on your next leg day!
Train with Passion,