Jason’s Massive Leg Day Workout
This morning’s leg workout was brutal and geared towards putting on some mass in my quads and hams. I went heavier than usual for a couple exercises; however, I didn’t drop below 8 reps. As you know my leg workouts usually consist of higher reps like 15 to 20 reps, and sometimes more. But I decided to push some heavier weights so the reps dropped on a few sets. Most everything beyond that was high reps so it was a balanced mixture of rep ranges.
Quads and Hams Workout
Leg Extensions: 4 sets x 15 reps
Leg Press: 4 rest-pause sets x 25+ reps
Machine Squats: 4 sets x 10-12 reps
Hack Squats: 4 sets x 8 reps
Hammer Strength Single-Leg Curls: 4 sets x 12-15 reps
Seated Leg Curls: 4 sets x 12 reps
One change I’ve made recently to my leg workouts is I’m starting to integrate 2 types of squatting movements. I feel I need more compound exercises to bring my wheels to the next level. I always hit the lg press machine, which is a compound exercise, but I was only hitting 1 squatting exercise. It’s a bit difficult because due to my lower back, I can’t perform free weight squats anymore, at least not with a challenging weight. But my gym has a hack squat machine as well as another plate-loaded squat machine, so I’m hitting both of those.
I want to point out that before I dove into squats this morning I did leg extensions followed by some extremely high rep rest-pause sets for leg press. So my quads were pumped full of blood before I started my squats. This pre-exhaust forces the muscles to work more on the exercises to follow. After that I hit 2 exercises for hamstrings. No calves or cardio this morning, although I did walk tonight.
Train with Passion,