Killer Leg Workout (EVEN WITH SORE KNEES!)

Build ripped athletic muscle from head to toe despite your aches and pains…

Leg workouts can be downright crippling if you attempt them with bad knees. That doesn’t mean you should be skipping leg day though! If you want to have any shot at keeping your legs strong you’ve got to learn to train around discomfort without having to fight through it.

In this video, I show you the exact leg workout I do (quads and hamstrings) that allows me to keep training my legs and build strength without sacrificing my ability to walk! This leg workout contains carefully selected leg exercises that help you overload your muscles without damaging your joints.

All of the leg exercises in this workout are closed chain and functional. There is a high degree of athletic carryover with each of the movements. Great care is taken to keep the force shifting down and back as opposed to down and forward to make sure that the knee joint doesn’t take on unnecessary strain and stress.

That said, this killer leg workout focuses on performing controlled squats. Whether they be isometric or pause variations, the key is to be in control of the rep on each and every one. The weight can be added, once and only once you have complete control over the weight you are squatting.

We move onto reverse lunges with a barbell. This exercise can be loaded up pretty heavy without the repercussions associated with normal front knee lunges. The stress is taken off of the patellar tendon with the backwards movement of the leg.

Next up is the DB Bulgarian split squat performed with an accelerative component. You can maximize the work on the quads and hamstrings and make it even more explosive by immediately dropping into a bodyweight version of this after reaching failure.

Finally, the hamstrings are hit with the closed chain physioball glute ham raise and the barbell hip thrusters. Two excellent ways to build your hamstring strength while still keeping a healthy respect for your knees.

If you want to start training like an athlete and build explosive muscle from head to toe, be sure to head to and get over 15 unique leg workouts designed to help you build ripped, athletic, powerful legs.

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