Tuesday Routine: Hello Leg Day!

I’m going to get right down to it, I LOVE leg day. If I could I would do legs every day.. but let’s face it, no one wants to be oddly proportions. Which is another reason why no one should EVER SKIP LEG DAY!

Start off with some warm ups and stretches. I stretched today before getting to the gym and then start off controlled in my movements. Then start!

  • Barbell Squats x 4 sets of 5-6 reps, going up in weight after sets. (I normally go up 2.5-5 lbs at a time depending on how my back feels.)
  • Romanian Deadlifts & Standard Deadlifts x 4 sets of 6-8 reps, again going up in weight with sets.
  • Weighted Walking Lunges x 4 sets of 10 count (20 each leg)
  • Leg Extensions x 4 sets of 10 reps, going up in weight after the second set, making sure to pause at the top of the extension.
  • Hip Abductor x 4 sets of 8 reps, going up in weight with every set
  • Finished with 10 minutes on the stairmaster at level 9, making sure to feel the muscles working through each step.

I had on my routine to do the Leg Press x 4 sets of 6-8 reps then using the Leg Press to do Calf press x 3 sets of 10 reps. Unfortunately someone was using the machine…

So here I want to put out a PSA: If you are done using a machine then RERACK YOUR WEIGHTS! Do not disappear from the weight area with the machine racked! No one will know if you are done or not. It is common courtesy!

Until next time..

HV

Six meals prepped for less than $20! Here’s how..

I try to prep meals every week so that I’m not tempted to eat out. Don’t get me wrong, I’m Human! So of course this doesn’t always keep me from eating out but it does help. It also helps to to keep up with my meal intake since I am trying to gain so I need to eat pretty much every hour.

I knew for this week I wanted steak but I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on steak for a while week. Meal prep doesn’t need to be expensive! So I got a Top round London Broil, that weighed in at just .03 over 2lbs for $11. Then I grabbed some frozen whole green beans and I had the pasta already at home from a previous shipping trip. 

After letting the steak chill outside of the fridge for about 10 minutes, I cut it into sections and seasoned with St Elmo’s seasoning which tastes mild. The good part about being able to cut your own steaks is you can cut them the size you like. I then cut the odd shaped sides into cubes to have steak and eggs for breakfast meals. 

These meals cost all TOGETHER under $20 and was took less than an hour to make start to finish.

Until next time!!

-HV