Ive been trying to get a good leg routine down for awhile now, without much success. I used to do 3 sets of squats and then a bunch of machines. I wanted to maximize my efforts so I realized squats are pretty much the best exercise you can do. I tried a bunch of other things like leg press but i cant find anything thats even close to squats as far as benefits and amount of time you have to do them. So anyway, right now I do 6 sets total of squats. Ill do 3 sets of 385 for 5-6 reps, then 330 for 8 reps. I have a small aerobics bench underneath me to let me know that im hitting good depth, and its about a foot and a half off the ground. So how many sets of squats is enough? I dont feel like im doing enough but i could be wrong? Should i do more...?
09-16-2011, 09:04 PM #1
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How many sets of squats is enough on legs day?
09-16-2011, 09:09 PM #2
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09-17-2011, 12:56 AM #4
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It is relative to how much you are pushing yourself, so the weights you are using are not best indication per se. On my heavy day, I would do between 4-5 sets 3-5 reps and wishing the agony to stop, then if I'm feeling a bit crazy I might throw a 20 rep set to send me to the Morgue . If you are pushing yourself you will know when you just had enough."Do not subordinate fundamental principles to minor details."
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09-17-2011, 12:58 AM #5
09-17-2011, 01:05 AM #6
09-17-2011, 01:14 AM #7
Enough is until you can no longer do anymore
to be honest I don't limit my workouts to sets & numbers, but more to how much more I can push out of meAiming for dat Thick, Solid, Tight Back.
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Bench 184x5/205x1 - 205x6
Squats 225x8/245x4 - 265x8
Deadlift 255x6 - 275x6
Pulldowns 160x8 - 180x8
Weighted Dips 45x8 - 65x8
Weighted Pullups 45x4 - 45x10
DB Shoulder Press 55x12 - 60x10
Clean & Jerk 145 - 175
2.4KM 9:45 - 9:15
1KM 3:24 - 3:10
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