“Most Hardcore Routine I’ve Ever Seen”: Leg Day Workout

Photography: Andrew Hubbard @ InceptionPhoto.com
Photography: Andrew Hubbard @ InceptionPhoto.com

A rather large man wearing a weightlifting belt came up to me at the gym the other day. He goes “Wow. Can I just say…that is one of the most hardcore routines I’ve ever seen- male or female!”

I laugh when I’m uncomfortable so my response was something like “HAHAHAH huh? me? what?!! thanks!” and then I walked away because this guy was making me feel weird and I had to get back to my sets.

There could be two sides of this story. I can’t tell which one is the real one, but maybe you can help. Option A) This man was trying to hit on me (not likely with the age difference, but potentially with the creepiness of Planet Fitness) Option B) This is seriously a killer leg workout.

I’m going with option B. And because some of my readers have asked me to post post some of my routines at the gym I figured this may be a good one to share.


Barbell Squat: 4 x 10-12

Leg Extensions: 3 x 10-12

Leg Press: 3 x 10-12

Romanian Deadlift: 4 x 10-12

Lying Leg Curls: 3 x 10-12

Barbell Glute Bridge: 4 x 20

7 thoughts on ““Most Hardcore Routine I’ve Ever Seen”: Leg Day Workout

  1. schaeffermgrierson Reply

    gonna have to try it!

    im loving these fitness photos! i follow you on instagram too! you are a complete inspiration to me! i really want to work on my abs some more and hopefully get them more defined like yours!!

    keep up the awesome work!

    • dashafitness Reply

      Oh my gosh you are so sweet thank you for your kind words and support 🙂

  2. primusgamereviews Reply

    Some people are just very open and friendly! Although it really depends, if it’s more than once then yeah he’s a gym creep. As for the workout think its’ great! As long as the squats are a full range of motion- hips go below parallel then it’s fine!

    For the ability to do this might need you to be more flexbible at the ankles, knees and hips. Don’t worry the position is designed for humans. People often get joint problems from poor form and muscle viruses!

    • Kallum Reply

      If lacking flexibility, use of plates to raise the heels could help increase the depth of the squat, and relieve pressure on the ankles, also aiding the back in maintaining a more upright posture!
      Or some classic weightlifting shoes as these have a raised heel to replicate this!

      • primusgamereviews Reply

        Flat shoes or bare feet are always preferable as they do not put the ankle off balance. As for using plates, well the practice is a good temporary fix to get back to training quickly, but a poor choice in the long run. Being reliant on something to stabilize for you ultimately causes the stabilizer muscles to be weak. Plus not correcting ankle. knee and or hip tightness ultimately leads to poor posture and faulty recruitment patterns.

        • Kallum Reply

          I agree with the permanent fix! It’s helpful in the short term, but definitely invest in a firm soled shoe.

  3. thebodyforum Reply

    Effective routine hitting most muscle groups…
    a routine you could vary and add in set of deadlifts (classic, to the floor) and some calf raises (barbell on shoulders, squeezing your calves at the top) to change it up occasionally
    (calves repair as quick as abs, so ideal to add in a couple times a week)

    Thanks for the routine, may trial it

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