Leg day. Yes! I
hate love leg day. My legs are by far my strongest body part. I always feel accomplished when I’m through because I feel like I am lifting a lot of weight for my scrawny hundred fifteen pound self. I tend to walk a little tougher after I’m done with my training after this hard-core set.
Break it down.
Leg Extensions – 3 warm up sets of 50 lbs. – first set 15 reps, second set 12 reps, and third set 10 reps
Leg Extensions – 3 working sets of 100 lbs. – 10 reps each set
Wide Stance Barbell Squat – 85 lbs. – 3 sets of 10
Walking Barbell Lunge – 40 lbs. – 3 sets of 10
Single Leg Barbell Deadlift – 35 lb. – 3 sets of 10 each leg (I used a dumbbell)
Lying Leg Curls – 50 lbs – 3 sets of 10
Seated Calve Raise – 45 lb plate – 3 sets of 10 (Increasing weight next time. It didn’t feel like enough weight this round)
Standing Calf Raise – I had to substitute calf presses on a leg press machine because I didn’t have this machine at the gym I was in tonight. I did 3 sets of 10 reps @ 175 lbs.
Leg Presses – I usually add this in on my leg day regardless if it’s on the schedule. I did 3 sets of 10 @ 245 lbs. Carrying weight like an ant!
I really need to invest in a new pair of gym shoes. I have a hard time with the single leg deadlifts and the lunges because I am wearing running shoes that are way too roomy in the toe. I feel like the ends of my feet are swimming in the Hudson River and I can’t balance as well. I have looked into buying a pair of Pendlays, but they are a bit pricey for my broke ass. I might have to wait until Christmas for these or stop buying healthy shit at Whole Foods for a month to rationalize the expense. I think they will really help me…and holy smokes they have free shipping to boot!
Tonight’s tunes were provided by The Word Alive. Life Cycles album. I have been listening to this band nonstop for at least 3 months. Logging my music is going to force me to listen to more variety. I don’t want to list the same thing every day, but we’ll just see about that.
Tomorrow is back and biceps.
Work out like you give a damn!