Saturday's Leg workout I took myself to a new level of mental toughness. I trained with Ben and like I said in my previous post he's strong as hell! We started off with a 5 minute warm up on the bike and discussed what we wanted to do. Squats was our decision for the first exercise. Ben's heaviest set was 455lb which I think he got for 8-10. My heaviest set was 315lb..this was the first time I squatted that much in a while. I did it for 2 sets. First set I got 4 and second set only 2 then followed it by 2 drop sets. 225 for 10 then 135 for 20. Next exercise was Leg press and on the last set I did 600 for 12 followed by a drop set of 400 for 20. At that point when I stood up everything started to get black and I almost passed out and my heart was pounding out of my chest. Throughout our whole workout we pushed each other and was giving each other mental reminders of the hard work that had gotten us to the point where we were at. Ben said to me train insane or remain the same. Needless to say my legs are still sore today as I'm writing this it's Monday now. Training legs with him was definitely a reminder of the days when we trained together and the constant intensity we kept.
- bike warm up 5 minutes
- squats - 2 warm ups, 3x10-2 2 drop sets on last set
- leg press- 3x12 one drop set on last set
- smith machine squat - close foot stance - 4x12
- leg ext superset lying leg curl - 3x12-15
- leg press machine calve raise - 4x15
After that workout I was in a daze for the rest of the day and it was hard for me to even eat afterward. Later on once I got my appetite back my family had a bbq at the house and I had some chicken, squash and some ribs. Overall this VA trip was very refreshing and much needed for me. I want to thank everyone that voted for me on the Men's Health Fittest friends contest on facebook. Yesterday was the last day of voting and I needed to be in the top 10 which I finished at 10th place. Now it's up to Men's Health as to who they choose. I'll keep everyone posted when I know more.