Alternatives to the squat

If Doing Squats is not for you… Try something new  Photo by Sven Mieke on Unsplash For most people, squats are the essential part of leg day. even more so for those who want work on their glutes and build strength in their legs – but as a personal trainer, I have had clients who weren’t fond ofContinue reading “Alternatives to the squat”

The Barbell Front Squat

When it comes to squat variations, my strong suit is the front squat due to having strong quad muscles — in the video I demonstrate the front squat from the back side view, doing 135 lbs on the barbell & making sure to hit the 90 degree angle on the way down and bringing theContinue reading “The Barbell Front Squat”

Thick Tuesday — leg day

Warm up: Leg press: 4 x 25, 60 lbs Box step ups: 4 x 25 Kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 8kg Workout: Sumo deadlift: 4 x 6-8 (60%) 175 lbs sumo deadlift: 3 x 6-8 (65%) 190 lbs Barbell back squat: 4 x 6-8 (60%) 135 lbs Barbell back squat: 3 x 6-8 (65%) 145Continue reading “Thick Tuesday — leg day”

Sore legs

Tuesday Warm up: kettlebell stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 12 lbs standing hip abduction: 4 x 25, 30 lbs kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 12 lbs Workout: Sumo deadlift: 3 x 190 lbs, 3 x 195 lbs (6 reps) Barbell back squat: 3 x 145 lbs, 3 x 155 lbs (6 reps) Barbell frontContinue reading “Sore legs”

Heavy never felt so good

Warm Up: Seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 20 lbs Kettlebell lateral lunges: 4 x 25, 4kg Single leg butt lifts: 4 x 25 Workout: Sumo deadlift: 6 x 2-3 (90%) 260 lbs Barbell back squat: 6 x 2-3 (90%) 200 lbs This was all I had done today because I had to get homeContinue reading “Heavy never felt so good”