I have very small legs in comparison to my upper body. In the 3 months I have been lifting, my gains everywhere else have been huge...but my legs are just tiny!!
Every other muscle group feels pumped/tired after my training, except my legs... I do a total of 11 sets for them, each set consisting of 4-6 reps (4 sets squats, 3 sets leg press, 2 sets deadlifts, 2 sets leg curls).
I was thinking of trying Tom Platz' leg routine, BUT, it has so many sets/reps, that I'm wondering if it would be counterproductive unless I was on gear.
Here was his routine:
Tom Platz Squat and Leg Routine
Squats, 8-12 sets of 5-20 reps
Hack Squats, 5 sets of 10-15 reps
Leg Extensions, 5-8 sets of 10-15 reps
Lying Leg Curls, 6-10 sets of 10-15 reps
Standing Calf Raises, 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps
Seated Calf Raises, 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps
Hack Machine Calf Raises, 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps
Breaking down Tomís squat and leg workout we find that he performed and average of 21.5 sets for quads, 8 sets for hamstrings, and 10.5 sets for calves. Thatís a total of 40 sets.
I have been having GREAT results doing only minimal sets for every other body part except legs. Would any of you more advanced lifters suggest even TRYING this routine? Or is it just begging for trouble without gear?
Thanks all for your opinions.