As with my earlier post this week, today I am going to be totally transparent with you guys. I am going to describe my current quadricep routine. So here goes no fluff just the meat!
I absolute love the Hammer Strength Linear Leg Press. This leg press is similar to a 45 degree leg press but for some reason is easier on my knees. I know James River Assembly has one along with a local gym. I like how this machine has a guard that can be set to keep a heavy load from coming down on you if you were to fail.
The bulk of my leg training is performed on this machine.
Here we go:
4 plates x 10, 6 plates x 10, 8 plates x 10, 10 plates x 10, 12 plates x 10, 14 plates x 10, 16 plates x 10
18 plates x 20, 20 plates x 15, 22 plates x 10, 24 plates x 10, 24 plates x 10, 24 plates x 10, 20 plates x 20, 20 plates x 20
Hammer Strength V Squat No need to warm up
6 plates total x 20, 20, 20-30
Each set of this workout is taken very close to failure.
Many will argue that I should be doing barbell squats. I would agree that barbell squats can be very effective and for many people are probably superior for building up the quads. However, I have a pretty bad back and cannot perform squats or deadlifts. I will tell you guys that I think my leg development is actually better now and I have not squatted or deadlifted in about 5 years.
My main theory in exercise selection is an exercise should not cause injury to joints. I have talked to many trainees that have injured their backs performing deadlifts and or squats.
Give my workout a try and keep in mind that a written workout is nothing with out HIGH levels of effort and progression from workout to workout. You must find a way to get stronger on exercises that are appropriate for you.