I only waited 4 days after my half to get in a hard working leg day. I’d lifted light weight and and done body weight exercises for legs during my training, but nothing really intense. I knew that if I was too sore, it would probably stop me from running, so I held off. I’m starting to think I should have gone a little easier on myself after not lifting heavy for 3 months, because WOW are my legs sore! I put together this superset workout on the fly.
For instruction on how to do any of these moves, see these links:
- Barbell Deadlifts and Front Squats (the weight I used was heavy enough to pick up from the floor)
- Dumbbell Calf Raises and Dumbbell Stationary Lunges
- Barbell Single Leg Deadlifts and Forward Lunges
- Seated Leg Press and Plie Squats
I only did two sets of the last superset, because I could barely eek out plie squats. I ended up doing 7 plies for each set. After I finished these supersets, I did a few sets of lateral leg raise, inner leg raises and core. My legs felt like jello leaving the gym. They are definitely feeling it two days afterward, especially my booty!