Earlier in the Gym Thoughts today I had said that it was important to keep your warm up sets (in my opinion) to lower than your body weight. If I weigh 170 then I should never use a weight above that for my warm ups. The reasoning is sound because my warm up set will be to increase bloodflow and relate form and flexibility. The first of the leg videos will be an instructional on this theory so that you can see what I mean as I take you through it.
Leg Press Stretching Quad Set Warm Up
Jefferson Lift Squats
Don't laugh but these are old school and I couldn't believe how much of a burn I got off of these. I'm adding them to my usual routine from here on out!
Single Leg Dumbbell Squat
I see the girls doing these at the gym all the time so I decided to try them. Let me tell you it started balancing out the burn on both legs since squats and deadlifts seemed to effect my left leg more than the right. Adding these made them both wobbly the next day.
Dumbbell Half Lunges
These were an accident, but I really liked them, gave them a name and here we are. If you can't do the single leg dumbbell jobbies above then try these. They make your back feel better to.