Hello all! Hope the holiday season has treated you well and that you’re back into the swing of things…more specifically, the gym!
I had a leg day at the gym not too long ago, and wow, it was crowded. I started off with leg extensions and leg curls. After I knocked out a few sets, I went over to the squat racks, only to see that EVERY squat rack was taken…even the smith machine! I was a little disappointed, but I didn’t let it spoil my mood.
So, I decided to get on the elliptical for ten minutes, hoping that a squat rack would be open after I was finished…and SCORE! Snagged myself a squat rack. I started warming up with 295 lbs, and I noticed how much lighter it was! As I went into my working sets, I noticed that my technique was much better, and that I was able to do heavier weight a little easier.
So, do you noticed what I’ve done so far?
I DID NOT start of with squats immediately…which is what most people do. Before I even started my squats, I did ten minutes on the elliptical.
My theory is that my legs were warm, loose, and ready to go by the time I hit the squat rack, which enable me to do squats with much more ease, and more weight! I gotta be honest with you though…I stumbled across this by accident lol but I will continue to use this method…and you should too!
Here’s A Quick Recap:
- Do A Quick Warm-Up for 5-10 Min (This should happen before ANY workout to prevent injury!)
- Do A Few Sets Of Leg Extensions And Leg Curls.
- BEFORE You Do Squats, Do Ten Min On Elliptical or Bike.
- DOMINATE Your Squats!!
Do the method above, and YOU WILL see an instant increase in your squat!
- Stay Hydrated During Your Workout.
- Rest 2 – 3 Min In Between Sets.
Get To The Gym, Find A Squat Rack, And Have Fun Y’all!! 🙂
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