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Day 4 Workout: Legs/Calves

Here is my workout for Day 4. Oh LEGS AGAIN?! Yes, out of my 4 day gym plan, I have decided to work on my legs twice a week because I have small legs and doing legs just give me such an awesome workout! Also, I work on my legs twice because I wanted to work the two major groups of leg muscles separately, namely my quads and my glute/hammies. What’s the difference? The quads (or quadriceps) are the group of leg muscles above the knee that faces the front. The hammies (or hamstrings) are the leg muscles above the knee, below the glutes, facing the rear of the body!

Here is a photo to better ‘see’ what I’m talking about:

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(photo source)

On Day 2, I focussed on mainly the leg muscles facing the rear, hence my glutes and hammies. Yesterday, I worked on the leg muscles mostly facing the front, namely the quads. And also my calves because they get sore easily so I try to work it only on the last day of the gym schedule :D

Here is my workout:

 

 

girlygetsfit Leg calves 1I hope the exercises are self-explanatory, although I’m tempted to make it easier to visualize the workout by posting videos or photos sometime. Anyway, some things I do differently about my workout. I have found it easier to squat deeper and work my glutes better when I put something below my heel in order to elevate it. I think my inability to squat naturally is due to lack of practice (so maybe those muscles are not stretched), and because my body physiology (the upper part of my leg is a little longer than the bottom half of my leg, so when I try to squat deep I tend to fall backwards). I can squat perfectly with heels on though, but that’s really bad for your body.  Oh well…

Oh, and for calf raises, I usually do it on the leg press machine, but this week I went for number of reps over weight. So I just did calf raises with my body weight. Apparently it’s supposed to be better for building some pretty calves so let’s see how it goes!

And if you noticed, I have my own domain and hosting! *Throws confetti around* It was really just for fun because I wanted more freedom when it comes to designing my blog so here I am! And guess what having your own domain means, it means I get my own EMAIL. sabrina at girlygetsfit dot com. HOW AWESOME? *Throws more confetti*

Alright, I’m going to bed. The entire week of training plus the excitement of getting my own domain has left me very exhausted. I actually slept till lunch, took a post-lunch nap, and then woke up for dinner. And then I felt guilty about not posting, so here I am. I will talk about meals and evaluate my meal plan thus far tomorrow! Till then.

 

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