First workout of the year was great on Sunday, but then I woke up with a cold yesterday morning. Decided to preserve my health so I could go lunging into the new year, which is exactly what happened this morning…
Quads: Step-back lunges (3×15,12,10); Leg extensions (3×12 + X Reps)
Hamstrings: Stiff-legged deadlifts (3×15,12,10 + X Reps); Seated leg curls (3×12 + X Reps)
Calves: Standing calf raises (3×40,35,25 + X Reps); Seated calf raises (3×15 + X Reps)
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.
Lunging Into The New Year Summary
I have the general belief that you should never skip workouts – at least not when you’re just looking for excuses to slack off. I’ve also been at this long enough to learn that it’s best to listen to my body. In the past, if I woke up feeling sick I could convince myself that training lightly would boost my immune system. Those light workouts always turned out to be normal after the blood would get flowing, so I’d always find myself even sicker the next day. 25 years later, I think I’ve learned to listen. Skipped training yesterday and felt better today, so it was all about blasting legs. Great workout, and as annoying as single-limb exercises can be, especially for legs, step-back lunges give such great quad and glute isolation that it’s hard not to like them. Everything else was a duplicate of last week, and I’ll be jumping into a new split either as this week moves along or starting next week. Bring it on, 2016!
Diet, Supplements & Nutrient Timing
For meal-by-meal diets plus training and nutrition info, see the X-treme Lean e-book.