Just droppin in for a quick hello and a workout post as I haven’t done one of those in a while and I have a nice fresh session to share with ya.
This is what I would like to say following leg day…
but I know that in reality it’s going to look a lil like this…
Yup. That 15 minute walk in the Arctic Tundra (hello minus 30 with the wind chill :-() we have going on here in Hamilton back to my apartment following my leg demolition wasn’t pretty. Don’t you love when basic functions such as walking becomes a challenge? Body why you failin me!!
Love-hate relationship if you ask me.
Anyone with me?
Despite the pain and suffering I endure for the 2-3 days following this blessed day in the gym, I continue to ‘train insane’ with legs every Thursday. I don’t know what it is about legs but I’m uber competitive with myself and always want to come out feeling basically dead.
Initiate zombie face for the rest of the day…
Oh and lucky me gets to then go to work and haul baskets upon baskets of milk, jars of peanut butter, etc up a
freakin stupid lovely flight of stairs as part of my closing duties.
Okay okay enough complaining. Those stems gotta grow and get strong and so you have to train them hard. No pain no gain.
Here was my workout from this morning that left me shakin.
What’s nice is that after 2.5 weeks of sickness, my strength is finally starting to come back around. Don’t you hate how even after you feel better you’re still lifting below your max? SO FRUSTRATING! #GymRatProblemz
I managed to hit 150lbs for barbell squats today which is only 5lbs under my previous max. Lunges are still going strong at 55lbs per shoulder (total of 110lbs) for 8-9 reps a side. I did manage to do 60’s still when I was sick so those weren’t really affected. I drop to 55 pounders when lunges are not my 5×5 set to get out a few more reps as they fall into my hypertrophy sets. Tried out single leg hamstring curls on the ball for the first time today to burnout my hammies a lil after leg pressin (workin with 3 plates a side for 8 reps). I have really been liking glute hamstring raises lately but I wanted to try something different today. Lastly, I got a spotter this week (thanks Dean!) so I could do my wall sits again following my quad extensions as my final burnout set. Up to 3 45’s on my lil lap for 1:15 to 1:30 minutes total per set. Wooo for leg endurance….and screaming.
Phew! Gotta love volume and heavy weights 😉 Some foam rolling and stretching and then I was done and done.
Are you a leg day lover? Hater?
Favourite leg exercise?