We all want to find the perfect workout routine that will bring us closer to our goals, whether those goals involve losing fat, gaining muscle mass, increasing endurance, or improving sports performance. In our experience, the best plans all have one thing in common: they demand that you push yourself beyond your current limits.
That’s why we decided to create a monster workout that is both fast-paced and heavy. One of our Inbox Fitness teammates took this workout for a test drive, and two days later he’s still wobbling around like a sailor on shore-leave.
The idea behind this extreme legs and shoulders routine is to shock you with as much weight as possible. Tonnage is the key here — there are very few sets that have a high volume of reps involved, so weight is more critical than eking out that 8th rep on the last set. If you only get four reps before you hit muscular failure… no problem. Rack the weight, and take a few seconds before finishing. Keep the number of reps low and the weight high, and you will stimulate your central nervous system for massive strength gains.
We also added cardio as a way to keep your heart-rate elevated. Maintaining a fast and intense pace will make this workout that much more effective.
Challenge yourself with as much weight as you can handle, but remember to use proper form and technique!
|Run/Walk 1 Mile||1||1||Cardio|
|Power Clean||3||3||Olympic Lifts|
|Barbell Walking Lunge||5||8||Legs|
|Dumbbell Straight Legged Deadlift||5||8||Legs|
|Standing Barbell Shrugs||5||15||Shoulders|