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“No Squat” Leg Workout

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Love’em or Hate’em the barbell squat is one of the best leg exercises you can do…

In fact the squat is arguably the Single Best Exercise you can do for building muscle throughout the entire body.

However, there are times when you’ll need to train your legs without squatting.

Squats place a lot of stress on the muscles of the back in addition to the legs. So if your back is already sore from it’s respective workout, than you probably don’t want to break it down further by putting a loaded barbell across your shoulders when training legs.

And not everyone can do barbell squats. If you have a pre-existing injury that involves back, neck, or shoulder problems than you may not be able to place a loaded barbell on your back and you’ll need to find other exercise alternatives that will allow you to work your legs without squatting.

That’s the purpose of this workout. It’s a complete “No Squat” Leg Workout Routine that is intense and demanding, but safe and doesn’t require any squatting at all.

Click PLAY To Watch The “No Squat” Leg Workout:

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Here’s the workout overview:

Leg Press – 3 sets of 10 reps
*walking lunges
Leg Kick Backs – 3 sets of 10 reps per leg
*walking lunges
Leg Extensions – 3 sets of 12 reps
*walking lunges
Leg Curls – 3 sets of 12 reps
*walking lunges
Inner / Outer Thigh – 3 sets of 15 reps each
*walking lunges
Calf Raises – 3 sets of 15 reps

*Do a set of walking lunges in between each exercise.

**The sets listed are “working sets”, but you can do as many warm up sets as you feel you need to get up to your top working weight sets.

So the next time you need to train your legs hard, but give your back a rest, give this “No Squat Leg Workout” a try for yourself and leave me a comment below…

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