So I recently had the best leg workout of my 20 plus years of training.
I’m in the gym and this old dude (late 50’s) next to me is squatting. Doing my best not to stare at his quads (which guys half his age would kill for, myself included) was firing on all cylinders with a measly 135 pounds.
Things that he did when squatting:
- I noticed his stance was closer than shoulder width.
- He was going all the way down and up.
- His knees were going over his toes.
What I was taught when I began squatting:
- Stand shoulder width or wider because I was so tall.
- Stop at parallel.
- Make sure your knees doesn’t go over your toes.
I literally took the weights off the bar that I already had in place, dropped my weight to 135 pounds. Went under the bar, stood with my feet uncomfortably closer than I’ve ever done and began squatting not worried about where my knees ended up. 5 sets of 10 reps later my quads were on fire and I still had my workout to complete.
I was so elated with my new stance that I decided to do front squats using the same close stance. 5 sets x 10 reps. I finished off with some seated leg curls 3x 10 with a 4 second negative. I finish with calves, I choose one machine and do 10 sets of 20 reps.
So my leg workout was
- Squats 135 x 5 x 10
- Front Squats 135 x 5 x 10
- Seated leg curl 3 x 10 (squeezing for 4 seconds)
- Donkey calve raise 10 x 20 reps
I knew I was going to be sore the next couple days so I sat in the sauna for 20 minutes and stretched out and I upped my dosage from 10g daily of Glutamine and BCAA and fish oils for the next couple of days… which really helped.
Glutamine 30g daily: Dymatize micronized Glutamine 1000grams
BCAA 30g daily: Optimum Nutrition BCAA 5000 powder unflavored
Fish Oils 3g x 3 xdaily: NOW Fish oil soft gels
Rycklon Stephens aka ZEKE.