Wednesday leg day was no joke, it was not a lot of high intensity but we were lifting heavy weights and yesterday at spinning I could really feel it was paying off…lol
So we started out with some light warm up exercises and at this point neither me or MrsL knew what was coming our way. First out was warming up the hips by doing side walks in with a rubber band between our feet, 10 down and 10 back and I will admit I could still feel last Wednesdays leg day.
Anyhow when the walks was completed we carried out two a set of dumbbells and did 10 single leg romanian dead-lifts before we finished out on slow single leg squats.
We only did two sets of these before we started the real deal of the day…because it was very heavy weights and we kept on challenging it every at set with a rep count of 12-15 we had to take longer breaks in order to before the next set. I believe that every one have their least favorite machine to workout and mine is leg extensions but there is nothing to do about than to push through the pain and get it over and done with!
The following exercise followed in the same foot steps as the leg extensions but this time around it was the leg press and at every set Jonathan added another plate.
Although the workout started though we still had the “worst” to come and I guess a leg day without the barbell squats will leave you painless but that is not what we are paying for 😉 When we were only doing 8 reps per set we ended up doing for 4 rounds of it but when the last set was finished we took off some weight and kept on squatting until the legs could take no more. At that point we shredded some more weight and was back on it again until exhaustion and when we were finally done the legs were trembling!
It had been a lot of single exercises and I think this was the first real circuit except the warm up. we kept on working with the barbell and did back wards lunges from a box combined with hamstrings curls.
It’s funny how the sweat was dripping like I was running intervals and my heartbeat was way up high but I guess sometimes you will work the cardio in a different kind of way. We finished out this crazy leg day the same way as we started it…Romanian dead-lifts from a box taking them deep down low…