Supersets for Big Legs

Leg ExtensionsQuads and hams. I always look forward to leg day. I enjoy the challenge of seeking new ways to reach the highest intensity level. That’s the only way to make your legs grow. You can’t go into the gym and just do a few casual sets of extensions and leg curls and expect results. And you can’t just go through the motions.

Supersets were the theme of this morning’s leg workout. I had decided this yesterday (I usually mentally prepare my workout the night before). I wanted to get more training volume in the shortest amount of time and supersets seemed logical. I also implemented an extended rest-pause set. Here’s the workout below.

Superset Leg Workout

Leg Press (close foot stance): 5 sets x 10 reps
– superset with –
Leg Press (wider stance): 5 sets x 10 reps

Plate-Loaded Squats: 4 sets x 10 reps
– superset with –
Leg Extensions: 4 sets x 10 reps

Hack Squats: 3 sets x 10 reps
– superset with –
Stiff-Leg Deadlifts: 3 sets x 10 reps

Seated Leg Curls: extended rest pause set x 75 total reps

Seated Calve Raises: 5 sets x 12 reps.


Instant Knockout Review session

I’ve fallen in love with using the different stances on leg press, especially supersetting them. This sets the tone in regards to intensity for my entire workout. The next challenge was indeed a tremendous one; squats supersetted with leg extensions. My quads were exhausted after one round of this so I had to make sure I rested enough between rounds. My last exercise for quads was supersetted with stiff leg deadlifts. This is a very good combination to hit both quads and hams. I ended (before calves) with an extended rest-pause set of seated leg curls.

This was a brutal leg workout and the pump in both my quads was incredible. I still hit my cardio after the superset leg workout. I just rode the recumbent bike for 30 minutes. I plan to use supersets again tomorrow for shoulders and traps.

Train with Passion,

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