Happy Wednesday, my dudes! Feeling PEACHY in my new gear from @curves.official!🧡 I have yet another full lower body workout for you! If you scroll right, you’ll see that I’ve attached all the videos and a screenshot of the exercises and reps. I’ve also included some science behind squats and deadlifts below, if you feel like reading it. Today, I moved up my working set on squats from 5x5 at 215 lbs to 5x3 at 225 lbs. I’m hoping to get my 300 lb PR real soon, so stay tuned for that!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, all of my lower body days begin with compound movements- squats and deadlifts. Deadlifts train your posterior chain, which includes your hamstrings, glutes, and back muscles. Squats mostly train the quads but can also incorporate your posterior chain when performed correctly. Squats and deadlifts are ALSO whole body exercises because over 200 muscles are activated when performing the movement. They’re important for building muscle and getting stronger, which is a personal goal for me! I like to finish the end of my workout with isolation exercises to allow an increase in volume without engaging other muscles that may need a break. Both compound and isolation exercises go hand in hand.