Hate it or love it Valentine’s Day is here, and to celebrate I’m delivering to you via special delivery my Leg Massacre Workout.
“Leg Day” is by far my favorite training day of the week. Leg Day and I have a love/hate relationship by that I mean I love training my legs but then again it can be classified as cruel and unusual punishment.
I’ve designed this workout to hit your legs like something you’ve never felt before. It’s essentially a giant ladder style workout starting at 2 reps working your way up to 30 reps.
It may not look too hard at first glance but I can promise you those legs are going to wish they were in some comfy sweats and laying in a warm bed while they’re doing this workout.
I’ve seen lots of guys avoid working out legs like Jury Duty because it’s hard as hell to train them effectively. I honestly never liked to train them when I first started training, but eventually you grow to look forward to the intensity of the workouts.
To your benefit, after training your legs thoroughly you can expect your body to release more growth hormone allowing you to burn more fat and build more muscle throughout your body.
Not to mention it’s quite embarrassing walking around with chicken legs when you should have some turkey thighs.
Your thighs are by far the strongest and biggest muscles in your body so to see some impressive development you’re going to have to train them hard. In fact, after my typical leg day training session I can barely walk up the stairs to stretch them.
Most guys run away from this kind of pain but being able to put yourself through it is what will separate the men from the boys.
DISCLAIMER: This workout is so intense it may result in your loved one getting mad at you because your legs are so sore you can’t even focus long enough to have a coherent conversation with them.
Here’s the workout:
A1: Lunges x2, 4, 6, 8, 10
A2: Squat Jumps x2, 4, 6, 8, 10
B1: Step-ups x12, 14, 16, 18, 20
B2: Lunge Hops x12, 14, 16, 18, 20
C1: Squats x22, 24, 26, 28, 30
C3: Alternating 1-Legged Box Hops x22, 24, 26, 28, 30
D1: Wall Squat Hold x120sec.
To break things down you’ll first start off just by doing 2 lunges. Then go to 2 jump squats. Then back to lunges for 4 reps, followed by 4 reps of jump squats, etc.
This workout is designed so there are NO rest periods in between exercises or sets. You just go from one to the next. To take things up to the next level all you have to do is grab a pair of dumbbells to increase the intensity.
If you’re totally crazy then you can flip this workout on it’s head and double it. So after going through the workout the first time, take a rest, then start off with lunges going down the ladder.
So it would be 30 reps of lunges, then 30 reps of jump squats, etc. Yowzas, those legs are going to be feeling like Grandma’s Jello by the time you’re finished.
The hardest part of this workout is going to be resisting the temptation to stop in between sets. Your legs are going to be burning like hell but keep pushing through the pain, which is the ultimate sign of a champion.
Like with all training, your exercise form should always be on point. Getting sloppy on the last couple of reps is cutting corners. If possible, train in front of a mirror so you can keep your body checked before it gets wrecked.
Hope you have a splendid Valentine’s Day. Before you go buck wild on chocolates be sure to finish the St. Valentine’s Day Leg Massacre Workout.
Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he’s a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by American Council on Exercise. He’s worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the high school and college levels. He has over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. He is also the author of The Flat Belly Formula. He strives to bring inspiration and results for people to live healthier lives through smart diet and exercise.