Powerlifting Leg Workout
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Leg Workout for Powerlifting
A good powerlifting leg workout to start with is to center the workout on the squat and to employ the famous 5x5 (five sets of five repetitions) routine to hit the legs hard.
Start off with a couple of warm up sets and then get into the working sets. You will have to experiment at first but estimate a weight range where you can get through the five sets of five reps.
Go deep. Powerlifting squats are deep squats. To qualify as a powerlifting squat, you have to get well below parallel.
When you can get through the five sets, you move on up to a heavier weight load. And once again, stick with the workout until you can get all five sets of the five reps, going deep even on the final sets.
The stiff leg deadlift is a powerlifting support movement that works the essential hamstring area. The hamstring is vital for powerlifting movements so a few sets of the stiff leg deadlift is great to get in. Perform 3 sets of 5-7 reps.
The reverse hyperextension is also a favorite supporting movement. It is performed as it sounds – you reverse the hyper motion, moving the lower instead of the upper body. Once you become strong at this lift you can add some weight (light at first) and move it up also. There is even a reverse hyper machine if you are fortunate to have one in your gym.
The final exercise for your lower body is the box jump. You leap off the ground and up onto a stable box. You perform a handful of jumps per set. Really explode off the ground on each jump. Swing your arms for more power as you go up.
Perform this session a couple of times a week.
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