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Something happened to my legs....I killed them!

Woo Wee! I picked all of my favorite leg exercises yesterday and let er rip!

....and today my legs are feeling a little limp!

I'm no expert when it comes to lifting. I just try and get in the gym as much as I can to add strength training to my regimen. I know it's essential if I ever want to be any kind of "good" athlete. Leg day is always my favorite and I've learned to enjoy the desperate pain I feel The Day After Leg Day. Who wouldn't love having to lower yourself on to the potty like an 80 year old women?  I find that I have to switch things up quite a bit in order to get a really good workout. Yesterday, I walked into the gym without a clue as to what I wanted to do or target so....I just picked all my favorites! Seems legit right?

Here's the breakdown:
  • 10 min stretch - target legs: hams, quads, calves, IT band, and inner thigh  (never forget to stretch!)
  • 1 mile treadmill warm up - slow pace, building speed 5.0-6.5
  • Romanian deadlifts- 4 sets of 10, weight - 75#
  • Weighted walking lunges -  4 sets of 20 (across the gym floor) - weight 35#
  • Squats - 4 sets of 15 - weight 35#
I know! I know! Weak! but I'm solo here, no spot and no squat cage, I have to be able to get the bar over my head and onto my shoulders on my own.  I tried to compensate by increasing my reps. It was still a pretty good.
  • Burpees - 4 sets of 10 with weighted dead lift in between each burpee. - weight 35 #
  • Leg extension (using machine) - 4 sets of 10 weight 75#
  • Calf raises - 4 sets of 20 - weight 35#
Cool down: 15 minute stretch, same as before target legs: hams, quads, calves, IT band, and inner thigh.

I kind of liked this combo! For being a random day at the gym I felt like I had pretty good results.

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