My best buddy Ryan can no longer walk, when he does his legs move of their own accord, they kind of look like Elvis’s legs when he’s dancing! We’ve just completed a brutal leg workout, so brutal in fact it’s taken me the best part of 60 minutes to walk home (it usually takes me 20!). I was anticipating a fall down the spiralling staircase as we left the gym but thankfully it didn’t happen.
Not long after the workout, amongst the sweat, and mental daze a thought popped into my mind…. I was seriously contemplating having a sleep on the comfy sofa’s, I was absolutely cream-crackered! Just the thought of the long, arduous walk home was enough to make me consider making Virgin Active my home for the next 24hrs!
Well I finally made it back to my computer, and I’ve just thrown back a post workout protein shake. As far as Ryan is concerned I don’t know if he made it back, he’s got it much worse than me, he lives at the top of a hill (can we all just take a moment to pray for Ryan!) – lets hope he makes it home!
Anyhow, the sun is shining, life is good and I thought it would be super cool to share the workout we did, why not try it yourself? or with a friend? (if you have an enemy or want to laugh at your friends expense, this is the one!). If your unsure of any of the exercises i’ve also added a link to the video demonstration (click on blue links throughout post if needed).
Leg Tremble Workout…
Part 1: Warm Up – 10 minutes foam rolling (back, chest, shoulders and legs)
Part 2: The John Wayne Leg Workout!
- Exercise 1: Seated leg curl (hamstrings) – 5 sets x 12-15 reps
- Exercise 2: 45 degree back extensions (hamstring focus) – 3 sets x 12-15 reps
- Exercise 3: Leg Press (thighs) – 5 sets x 8-12 reps
- Exercise 4: Leg extensions (thighs) – 3 sets x 50 reps
- Exercise 5: Leg press calf raises – 3 sets x too failure (until you can’t walk properly!)
*rest 60s between each set
Part 3 : Metabolic Circuit (shred that fat baby!)
- Walking KB lunges (40 meters)
- Tyre Flips (40 meters)
- Frog Jumps (40 meters)
- Burpees x 20 reps
*complete entire circuit (4 exercises in a row), then once done rest for 1-2 minutes! before going again for another 2 more rounds (12 sets in total!)
I hope you enjoy, let me know how you get on!