Kick My Azz: Glutes, Hams, and Quads Strength Workout 4

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Program Introduction:

This is a continuation of an amazing series in our database! And this is one that’s a part of my own contest prep cycle as well. It’s a great program for anyone looking to put some size on the legs, or even just refine the glutes, hams, and quads. Of the 4 in the series, this is the most difficult! Even I was crawling by the end. But you know us gym rats, we love the pain! Keep the challenge up with this one, see where you can set new PRs and beat your numbers.

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Warm Up: Before you begin this workout you’re going to definitely want to do about 5-10 mins of easy cardio to get the blood flowing and your body ready to train. You can also follow with foam rolling any areas of your body that are tight or sore. Once you do this, you’re ready to begin.


Exercise Name Reps Sets Weight and Notes Tempo Rest
Super Set#1
Back Facing Hack Squat S1 12r
S2 12r
S3 10r
3 Increase weight for each set. The weight should be on the heavy side. Squat deep, push through the glutes to stand. 2/0/2 Minimal rest
 DB Deadlift  S1 10r
S2 10r
S3 10r
 3  The weight for this should be HEAVY! Keep the weight the same for each set. You should be starting to fail out by the final 2 reps.  2/0/2  80-90s Btw Super Sets
Straight Set – No Super Set
Walking Lunge w/ DB 100 Reps 1 This is a tough one. Go at your own pace and tempo. Use a weight that’s moderate and heavy enough to challenge you, but you need to be able to perform the full set. If you need to use selective rest and stop after a few, that’s fine, but make it short. Rest 80-90s
Giant Set #1
Pop Squat S1 15r
S2 20r
S3 25r
3 Thrust through the hips when you jump up to really fire the glutes. Explosive and fast Minimal rest
Cable Single Leg Glute Kickback S1 15r
S2 20r
S3 25r
3 Feel the squeeze at the top of the motion. Use a weight that’s challenging to complete set 1. Leave it the same for the next sets, the difficulty is in the increase of volume from reps. Explosive and fast Minimal rest
Cable Pull Through S1 15r
S2 20r
S3 25r
3 Squeeze through the glutes as you come up and down through the motion. Hinge through the hips so you really take the motion out of the lower back. Use a moderate/heavy weight, and keep it the same each set as explained above. Explosive and fast Rest 80-90s
Straight Set – No Super Set
 Sumo Squat S1 15r
S2 12r
S3 10r
 3  Increase weight for each set. 3/1/1 Rest 60-80s
Walking Lunges 100r 1 Same instructions as above.

If you are fatigued, just perform these with bodyweight and no dumbbells.

 Rest 80-90s
Leg Extension S1 12r
S2 10r
S3 10r
S4 10r
4 We’re going to go heavy with this to start. Increase the weight for each set, even if for just a little bit. The challenge is in trying to STILL perform a higher amount of reps against the weight increasing. So you’ll be failing out by about mid set after set 2.
WATCH YOUR TEMPO!
2/2/3

Two out, 2 hold, 3 return to start.

Rest 80-90s

TERMS AND REFERENCE

We suggest you refer to Bodybuilding.com’s amazing exercise database for full video tutorials.  That can be found here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/

** AMRAP – As many reps as possible

** Super Set – perform one set of each of the exercises back to back with no rest in between, you may rest as notated below after the second exercise

** Giant Set – perform one set of each of the exercises back to back with no rest in between, this is basically like a circuit; rest only after the final exercise as notated.

** Straight Set – perform the first set, rest, then perform the next set, rest, and repeat until you reach the final set. This is not performed as the circuit type of work above.

** BB = Barbell, DB = Dumbbell, KB = Kettlebell, RB = Resistance Band, SB = Stability Ball, SA = Single Arm, SL = Single Leg, BO = Bent Over

** Tempo = Eccentric (Returning to start)/Hold at the bottom of the motion/Concentric (Starting the motion)/Hold at the top of the motion. Example: Squat 2/0/2/0 2 to lower into the squat, no hold at the bottom, 2 to stand up, no hold at the top.

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