My ladies and I completed Day 36: Leg Day of 80 Day Obsession, and it has been my favorite so far! This one flew by. Love the burnout exercises after weight lifting!
That feeling after a really good workout that you just want to carry with you the rest of the day... I was so productive!
✔️Took Benjamin to Gymboree
✔️ did 3 loads of laundry
✔️ changed the water filter in the fridge (and watered my peony plants with the “discarded” water! Waste not want not 😁)
✔️ errands: Shop Rite and FedEx
✔️ made a healthy, yummy dinner for my guys and myself
Healthy choices lead to more healthy choices, and definitely a more productive and fulfilling life. As a wife and mommy, it transcends to my family. I love being the best version of me, for them ❤️
The keys to building bigger legs are not much
different than most other muscle groups.
1. Train your legs 2-3x per week and aim to perform
10-20 sets weekly (for quads and hamstrings)
2. Heavy compound lifts should be the meat of your
workouts. Start off with heavy squats and Romanian
Deadlifts and then move on to the smaller isolation
lifts for more volume
3. Progressive Overload: When it comes to building
muscle--legs or otherwise-there is one thing for
certain: it's not going to happen unless you get
progressively stronger. I don't care how dialed in your
nutrition is or how consistently you're hitting the
weight room, if you're not stimulating growth through
new stress, you're not going to build muscle tissue.
4. Prioritize: if your goal is to build bigger legs, why
are you training chest first or leaving your leg work for
Despite a long and busy day, and surviving off of 2 hours of sleep, I had a pretty successful leg day! Kept it pretty simple and went light due to a fucked knee. I’m seeing more growth in my quads and my back muscles are starting to show definition. Small and slow changes are still progress.
I was so exhausted and nearly talked myself out of going to the gym, but when your goals are bigger than your excuses, you make it work! Progress is not linear and it’s normal to have some days where the energy is low, the weight is light, and motivation is a struggle. THOSE are the reasons to keep pushing forward. It’s ok have an off day, as long as you still put in the effort. The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.
I do not have rights to these songs
Who wants to smash some legs? 🤪🍑
I did this workout a few days ago and I’m still so sore. 🔥 I incorporated a lot of things I haven’t done in forever and I know that’s a contributing factor 🤪 This workout was SO FUN.
Tag a pal, give it a go and report back muahahaha! 😈 3 sets, 8-12 reps each and per side for unilateral exercises.
SWIPE 👆🏼 Smith machine leg press
Smith machine single leg press
Smith squats: wide stance
Goblet squat to bench/DB
Sumo dumbbell squat
Side to side DB lunge
Smith machine calf raises
Crop tank: american apparel @amazon headband @mandabees_headbands per usual 😉
Custom workout 📱 plans + coaching available: form linked in profile 💪🏼
5’7 @153lbs 😈 Taking a deload this week, which means I’m doing almost less than 50% the work I usually do less volume and less weight😑🙈 I hate going not so hard but I have to recover😫😂.
Why am I doing this?
For optimal recovery, I don’t feel I’ve been getting enough recovery from my training recently. I’ve been feeling sore and fatigued, which is usually a sign that I’ve been doing too much even if I have 2 rest days per week in between training days, sometimes you need to take a step back to go forward.
More isn’t always the answer. Quality is, don’t run yourself into the ground.