How To Do ‘Leg Day’ Right

Ruslan Kostetskyy, Contributing Writer

It doesn’t matter whether you visit the gym twice a day, or twice a year, there comes a time that even the strongest out of all of us fear:  LEG DAY.

Leg Day is a workout day solely dedicated to the build up and enhancement of one’s leg muscles. Why someone would want to put themselves through such torture is a mystery dating back to Stonehenge.

Leg day includes workouts that fall under categories such as squats, and that’s it. If you want to get “creative” and think of some other leg enhancing routines, remember you are entering uncharted territory and whatever happens next will your own doing.

When deciding upon participating in Leg Day, there are certain cautionary steps that you must take. First, before even walking into the gym you must make sure that the weather will be clear, with exactly no winds or precipitation.  If Mother Nature is upset, there is no need for you to escalate the situation at hand by adding more reasons for her to cry.

Second, make sure that the all the planets in our galaxy are aligned correctly, the slightest imbalance, would result in an uneven leg workout, thus creating uneven muscle formation, something that no one wants to deal with.

If, only if, the criteria listed above are met, you may continue your progression towards a solid leg workout.

Before starting any actual leg training, it makes sense to warm up and loosen your legs. While some may suggest stretching, I often find that walking around the gym while checking every Snapchat story you could possibly find does the job best. Now if you really want to make sure that your body is ready for Leg Day, do a few Bicep curls with the squat bar.

Now that your body is hyped up, you are ready to take on Leg Day.

Start with a 45 pound plate on each side of the squat bar. This actually tricks your legs into thinking you haven’t been skipping leg day for the past 6 months causing them to tap into their full strength potential. You know, the energy you saved up from not doing Leg Day. Going lower than the standard 45 plates will show your legs that you’re willing to spoil them, causing you a lifetime of non-cooperation with the lower and upper part of your body.

After about 8 to 10 repetitions you will start to realize that you now have the steel quads of superman himself. So, why go anymore, who do you think you are? Plus, your legs put in their time, have a little sympathy, they deserve another 6-month break.