Leg curl benefits for squats and more.
Today’s workout at 7 am was
Start off with walking for 15 minutes
Leg Curl 35 pounds 5 reps
Squat 45 pounds 5 reps
Leg Curl 40 pounds 5 reps
Squat 65 pounds 5 reps
Leg Curl 45 pounds 5 reps
Squat 85 pounds 5 reps
Leg Curl 50 pounds 5 reps
Squat 105 pounds 5 reps
Leg Curl 60 pounds 5 reps
Squat 120 pounds 4 reps
Leg Curl 65 pounds 5 reps
Squat 115 pounds 5 reps
Leg Curl 70 pounds 5 reps
Squat 105 pounds 5 reps
Squat 95 pounds 5 reps
Warm up with 95 lbs for 1 rep
Deadlift 115 pounds for 1 rep
Deadlift 135 pounds for 1 rep
Deadlift 155 pounds for 1 rep
Deadlift 160 pounds for 1 rep
Admittedly, I think this looks a bit more convoluted than it is.
I feel that doing the leg curl benefits squats.
How, because leg curls are a good warm up for squats.
I do not have any scientific evidence yet, other than how my legs feel.
I also have read that it is good to balance out the muscles that you are working with squats.
Specifically the quadriceps with a workout that hits the opposing muscle, the hamstrings.
As I have mentioned before, I try to be as careful as possible with squats and deadlifts because I have a tear in the medial meniscus of my left knee.
The good news is that I can tell you that after a good amount of time of doing squats and deadlifts, despite my progress in weight being slow, that is fine for me.
Because I have still reaped the benefits of deadlifts and squats physically, emotionally and that has spilled over into life as well.
I can always feel the difference between a week or two of not having done deadlifts or squats and those weeks when I am doing squats and deadlifts.
My legs feel stronger, I feel better all around in body, mind and spirit.
So, if you asked me my prescription for the winter blues, leg curls, squats, deadlifts, do pushups and eat real food!
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