Improve your wheels with the ultimate leg workout
When it comes to training legs, there are a lot of things to consider. Usually when describing workouts, you’re referring to a smaller muscle group - chest, back, shoulders, arms, etc. However with legs, you are talking about an entire half of your body. You have your quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, abductors/adductors, and hip flexors… a lot of muscles to train. Some of you may choose to have two leg days per week: one focusing on quads and one focusing on hamstrings. For the purpose of this article, however, we’ll assume a single leg workout per week.
Not just any leg workout, mind you, but the ultimate leg workout!
Offering a variety of rep ranges, this workout targets strength, hypertrophy, explosiveness, and trains all your muscles on a variety of different movement planes. Fuel up, make sure you’re ready for this, and get ready for the best leg workout of your life!
Before I give you the specifics, let’s look briefly at some of the components that make up a good workout, to give you an insight into the design of this specific workout.
A Solid warm up
A variety of rep ranges
Different planes of motion
TRAIN FOR THE PUMP
Now, on to the actual workout. You should complete each exercise with the heaviest weight you can use, with good form, for the prescribed repetitions. Rest 1-3 minutes between sets, or until you feel ready to go again. Higher-rep sets will require less rest, while your big, heavy movements will probably require closer to the full 3 minutes.
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