I've been havin some trouble with my leg day, I don't know how much I should do? Right now I'm doin 2 sets of squats, leg presses, calf raises, leg curls and leg extensions. Do you guys think that's enough? Should I dump some of these excercises for others?, I need some opinions - thanks
Dump the leg press and add a set of squats, add 2 more sets to the calf raises.
so it would look like this
leg curl 2
leg ext 2
calf raise 4
Do you do deadlifts at all? I do them on my back day, but they work legs also.
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manveet, since your gym has a horrible squat set up, i think you should focus on the leg press still. i think add 1 more set of squats keep the leg press and just throw in 1 more calf day during one of your other days, because calves need to be worked out more then 1nce a week.
Leg press 2
Leg extensions 2
Leg Curls 2
Calves 4 X one other day of the week
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Squats are superior to the leg press, you'd be better off hammering on the squats, maybe 4 sets, dump the leg press. 3 or 4 sets for calf raises. and two sets for leg extensions and curls. Keep reps in the 6-10 range on all exercises. If you're going heavy enough you should only be able to do 8 to 10 sets for legs before total exhaustion
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'll ever do leg extensions again.
Squats, dead, goodmornings. There are 100's of variations of each. They should take care of everything.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
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well i have basicly run out the stack on the leg ext. It really doesn't feel like it works my quads very much anyway (strange).
Now leg press (going beyond failure) after squats (failure) left my legs screaming for mercy
also, i dont like goodmornings.
squat, leg press, followed by sldl
I don't do leg extensions, they hurt my knees and are pretty pointless......same with leg curls.
that routine seems okay to me.
give it a month or two and see how progress is.
my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.
I think I will for sure add another set to my squats, and two more sets to my calf raises. I do deadlifts on my back day, so doing a variation of them on leg day probably wouldn't be good for me. I want to ditch either leg extensions or curls, would doing weighted lunges be a good replacement?
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