My workouts are more fun than yours.
I wanted to give you all an inside look at what a typical workout for me looks like. Johnny creates all my works (5 each week) and once a week we workout together. As I've mentioned before we typically train legs or glutes together as it's helpful to have him there to spot me and really push me. Lifting heavy can be scary. First and foremost form is so important because it can dangerous and easy to hurt yourself if you aren't careful.
This has been a tough part of me. I've made great strides in my strength, and am really proud of how far I've come. I feel comfortable in the "boys" section of the gym and I love that. Even still I get nervous about lifting too much if I don't have someone there to spot me. I've had to learn to trust my body. Trust in the strength I've built. It's just as much a mental game as physical, something I didn't expect.
So for the workout, I'm still in the "Heavy" phase, meaning I'm back to working to build muscle. Workouts are centered around low repetitions and high weights. Below I've included all my statistics from Thursday nights leg day with Johnny and videos for you to follow along!
Warm-Up: 5 minute walk/jog
Barbell: Full Squats [4 sets, 4-5 reps each]
5x135lbs - 5x145lbs - 5x145lbs - 4x165lbs
Barbell: Reverse Lunges [3 sets, 10 reps]
10x75lbs - 10x75lbs - 10x75lbs
Barbell: Deadlifts [4 sets, 5-7 reps]
7x115lbs - 7x115lbs - 7x115lbs - 7x115lbs
Cable: Leg Curls [3 sets, 10 reps]
10x30lbs - 10x30lbs - 10x30lbs
Weighted Sled Push [3 sets x 10 reps]
**I don't know how much weight was on this...but it was really heavy.
Cable: Calf Raises [4 sets, 10 reps]
10x100lbs - 10x100lbs - 10x100lbs - 10x100lbs
Cool down: Make your coach work instead...
I love leg days! Partly because they are my strongest feature, so I enjoy pushing myself here and feel confident doing so. It's also great because I've found a coach that's awesome, and whom I look forward to seeing and working out with weekly. If you'd like to learn more about my workouts and what it's like to train with Johnny, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out his site at http://www.anthrofittraining.com.
Almost 9 weeks out!! Have other great exercises you like? Let me know! I always enjoy trying new moves. Have body parts you're having trouble hitting? Let me know and I'll post videos of those next!