Training Legs Twice A week: Why I Do it !
So today is thursday.. Which I look forward to every single week. Not because I'm one day closer to the weekend, because I enjoy every single day I get to wake up and chase my wildest dreams working towards creating the best version of myself. Not only as a bodybuilder, but in every way possible ! Thursday for me is my second leg training day of the week. I have been training them twice a week for the last few years and will continue to do so for multiple reasons. Aside from simply enjoying it I do believe that anybody who takes their health and fitness seroulsy, should in fact dedicate two days out of the week to train their lower bodies. Now why do I believe in it so much? Well taking into consideration that all our lower body muscles(quads,hamstrings,glutes,calves) make up half of our entire body, to me it only makes sense ! I adopted this training method ever since I noticed how big my quads were in comparison to my rear side after my first competition. As a competitive natural bodybuilder, its extremely important for me to have a well balanced physique when on stage. However, whether someone is competing in physique displaying contests or not, I do still think breaking lower body training up into two days is simply more effective to train each muscle group with an equal amount of effort. The way I like to approach things is really quite simple. On sundays, which is typically my least active day of the week aside from training, I will train my legs in a quad dominate fashion. I will perform 4 quad dominate exercises, and finish with 1-2 hamstring exercises. The volume of sets performed will depend on the intensity and exercise selection on the given day. On thursday, I simply will reverse the two and prioritize my hamstrings and glutes and leave my quads for last. Now I know what you're thinking.. What about calves? Lol. I've noticed that when attempting to train calves after legs, my energy levels are simply so drained that I barely put effort into training them. Which is why I choose to train them on the days I dont train legs in order to give them maximum effort ! Being calves are typically an extremely difficult muscle to develop, at least for myself taking this approach has helped me achieve the best results yet. With that being said, if you're someone who really wants to transform the way their lower body looks, I would highly suggest you start implementing two lower body training days a week ! However I do believe you should go at your own pace and listen to your body. Go by how you feel and take things slow so your body can adjust to the newly added training frequency. I hope this helps !