I decided to have a field day on my 'gainz' this morning. My last session was with chest and abs, so I decided to hit back and legs. I woke up around 4:30 AM, with nothing in my stomach but my pre-workout. I like to live life dangerously. Legs today was more about pumps then anything. The last two leg workouts I've had were heavy leg days. Back was my primary focus today so I hit that a lot harder(obviously).
5 x failure Hammer-strength Leg Curls (2 warm up sets)
5 x failure Hammer-strength Leg Extensions (2 warm up sets)
5 x 10-12 Lat Pulldowns
4 x 10 T-bar Rows
superset w/ 4 x 12 Iso-lat Pull-downs (underhand)
5 x 8 Cable Rows
3 x 12 Hammer-strength Low Rows
I started off with leg extensions, trying to warm my body up. I tend to wear a hoodie in the morning because the gym is freezing, even if the weather is hot. After finishing the extensions, I jumped onto the cable lat pull-downs. I had 2 warm up sets with rep range around 12-15, immediately starting my working sets. I pretty much pre-exhausted my lats, so I went start to the t-bar and superset it with iso-lat pull-downs. Stretching out and resetting is crucial with the iso-lat pull-down! Austin helped me out with correcting my form a while back. I tend to keep it under tension, but the solid pumps comes from the reset. You will noticed your lat activating a lot better and will start to develop a much rounder lat.
My back was thickening out, so I decided to finish legs out with leg curls. I threw on a good amount of weight and just started to rep out. I love the way the hamstring contracts! Just like flexing your biceps but with a much larger muscle. If you tend to show off your guns, I hope your foundation pars up!
Finished the curls and went to cable rows. Focused on the squeeze and form. I changed the range of motion and my positioning so the last 2 sets really focused on my lower back. Went straight to high rows to finish out my workout but decided to throw in low rows since it was sitting right next to me.
Good Workout! This session was just the right approach to this upcoming week. Last week was my birthday week and got a lot done! Ana and I got an amazing living room set for an extremely inexpensive price. It was the couch I really wanted right before the car accident, but with the matching love set and 6 more pieces! Ana bought me GTA 5, which I couldn't believe because It will now destroy my social life. Dinner was at Maggiano's with many great friends. I appreciate all of my friends for the birthday wishes and calls. Ana's little sister Katty even called! Sweetest 10 year-old ever! I am excited to hear back from full-line and for Ana as she is applying for a management role. We are finally back on track with our lives after the accident and I am excited to see how this year finish out!