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Leg workout straight from hell; Chest & Triceps today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

October
23
2007

Yesterday’s leg workout was crazy. The extra volume was extremely tough, and the short rest intervals had me perpetually winded for pretty much the entire workout. Superseting the final set of single-leg leg extensions with a huge set of 50 (per leg) DB lunges was one heck of a challenge. By the time I finished I could not catch my breath, I was sweating so much it looked like I’d just climbed out of a lake and my legs felt like they were made of rubber. I took two minutes of rest and then did 2 sets of deep barbell squats with a 5-second pause bellow parallel. On the second set my legs completely gave out on the “pause” portion of the 5th rep; I collapsed in a heap on the floor and the safety spotters caught the bar. I took 1 minute of rest and happily switched gears and gave my hamstrings some direct attention.

After my workout my legs were shaking so badly that I had to sit down in the shower. I must have sat there for 10 minutes – I honestly don’t think I could have got up even if the house was on fire. Later that afternoon I drove out to the new house, and I had one hell of a time climbing the stairs to the second floor. This morning the soreness in my quads, hams and glutes is already setting in, and it’s going to get far worse over the next 24-36 hours.

Today’s workout is chest & triceps, and it’s going to be another high volume, high intensity training session: reverse pyramids, supersets, triple drop sets, sets to failure and short rest intervals. I really enjoyed this workout last week, and I intend to add weight and take the intensity level up another notch today.

Tomorrow is a day off from training, and I’m going to need it!

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