Wednesday, December 24, 2008

{Slow} Road to 405: Leg Day # 5

It has been pretty tough to try to get to the gym lately; the available time is low, the weather is cold and the egg-nog is tasting extra delicious!

But I took the extra time today and braved the traffic after work to get down the university for some good old fashioned squats.

Location: Gritty Grotto, 4:30-5:30 PM

Warmed-up with a little bit of cardio on the stationary bike for 5 minutes.  Followed it up with a couple of sets of leg extensions and leg curls to warm-up the thighs.

Tip-toed over to the squat rack for 4 Sets of Squats [135 lbs x 12; 225 lbs x 12; 255 lbs x 8; 275 lbs x 4] Feeling a bit smoother through the middle of the reps now, especially with the heavier weights on my back, which are also feeling lighter.

Barbell Lunges for 3 sets of 12 reps at 135 lbs. These created a super good pump!

To get out quicker I decided to super-set some hamstring curls [100 lbs x 12] with stiff-legged deadlifts [135 lbs x 12; 225 lbs x 12; 275 lbs x 12]

Finished up with some drop sets of standing calf raises with the stack,  ran right out of the gym to get home and enjoy some fine Christmas baking courtesy of my wife when I get home!

Nothing like cupcakes for some post-workout nutrition!

power cupcakes found here

1 comment:

miss shortcake said...

*lift to the mouth*
*lift to the mouth*

Christmas baking bicep curls!

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