No Time For Legs
- 01-23-2008, 11:00 PM
No Time For Legs
Just throwing something at you all for feedback.
Lately i have been training for pre-season for sports, fun runs, and general trying to stay trim cardio sessions which are:
6:00 am - Morning Run
Lunch - i work in a very flexible office with a shower that allows me to play touch football mon - wed - fri and i do a 7.5km run tue and thu.
Post Workout - Usually 30 mins on bike or cross-trainer.
Then after that i have soccer training 2 evenings a week for outdoor, and play indoor for roughly 3 hours every sunday night.
Now, due to the amount of cardio that i have been doing lately i have been generally skipping my leg days at the gym because i haven't wanted to be wrecked for my sports and training.
I am still training as hard as i can on all other parts of my body so my question is:
Is there a way to train with my cardio so that i can develop my legs without having to disrupt my other sports by too much. I am taking extra supplements to try and speed recovery after a session but from a full evening of squats etc... i'm usually a mess for 1 - 2 days after.
- 01-25-2008, 12:02 AM
I don't know, I'm a firm believer that squats are a nessesity for overall strength and gains. If you could fit them in somewhere, your overall program will benefit . Just do like 10 sets of 10 working up to medium heavy weight, once a week before your off day, or a light day. I think the cardio and sports will be enough for the smaller leg muscles, but the squats are a great quad and overall strength gainer.
- 01-25-2008, 10:19 AM
training legs are very important.. i'd say cut some of the sports out for a few weeks until you can get acclimated to working legs and getting over the initial soreness...
01-25-2008, 10:31 AM
You can also do your cardio on a full incline for part of the time. It will help define legs some. However I agree and say suck it up and do legs. Get some Extend from Scivation and add it to your water. It helps some with the DOMs.
01-25-2008, 10:44 AM
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
01-25-2008, 10:49 AM
01-26-2008, 02:16 AM
The posts above cover most of it.. I def think you should work in some squats and some heavier leg work.. In my case (and a few others on this board) training legs seemed to let the whole body progress in strength and size
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