It took years for me to fully comprehend how to work legs efficiently. Lots of trial and error, lots of stupid little injuries, going too heavy - gaining strength but not the quality asthetic mass I was truly looking for. At the moment, I am dealing with a lower back strain as we speak - 5 weeks out from a show I have been looking forward to all year. Sometimes these things can happen. My deadlifts/squats have always been very strong, but sometimes they hurt me, like they did last week. What's important, is to learn from it and take it as a lesson. It teaches me that I'm not invincible, and that it's okay to take a few steps back and learn to be more creative. So, I started hitting various one-legged exercises, along with more machinery - with light weights and extreme volume. This kind of workout is painful and requires focus, but also very satisfying. In just a few workouts, I could see a MASSIVE difference. My point here, is sometimes injuries can be a blessing in disguise, folks. It humbles us. Don't let it stop you. Try and work around it. Learn something new. Embrace change. I understand that's not always possible with certain injuries, but if you can - soldier up and try it! I have never seen so much vascularity/striations in my legs until now. I will probably stay away from heavy lower body compounds for a few months. I absolutely love the feeling of pushing my body's limits, but my health and longevity are more important to me. And now that I'm more obsessed with this new style of leg training, expect to see more leg shots on my page! Lol.
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