There’s one thing even more exhausting than 50-rep squats, and that’s 50-rep stiff-legged deadlifts. I’ve commented before about the comedy of walking up multiple flights of stairs after my leg workouts, but today offered a whole new brand of slow-mo stair climbing. My wife thought I was feeling sick when she saw my walking pace. LOL…
Quads: Squats (5×50,40,30,20,15(10)(8)—drop)
Hamstrings: Stiff-legged deadlifts (5×50,40,30,20,10(8)(6)—drop)
Calves: Standing calf raises (5×50,40,30,20,12(10)(6)—drop)
Note: My current split is based on the POF MMX Mega-Mass Workout in the new e-book MMX Fast Mega-Mass Workouts–the Max-Muscle X-pansion System.
Summary: I knew it was coming, but that was seriously brutal. In a good way, of course, but the burn was so deep and intense that I was still in shock. It’s been a while since I did 50-rep squats, but the memories sure came back in a hurry. I didn’t do any supersets today simply because it didn’t feel like they were needed. Everything I’ve trained this week is incredibly sore, so there’s a good chance I’ll be taking tomorrow as an off day. Arms and delts are sore to the touch, so it won’t make sense to train them again until Friday at this rate, but we’ll see. I had to go half-speed up the stairs, and there was still a whole lot of shaking going on. Three total exercises but complete muscle annihilation… I like it!
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