Tonight I went heavy on the legs. I am most happy about doing single leg pistol squats. I could do three sets of 4 using 5 lb dumbbells in each hand (more to help balance than to add resistance). Pistol squats are the most difficult of the single leg exercises. I did not even attempt pistols at all last year. Definitely work on the basics of single leg strength first.
This was my routine this evening: (3 X 4 means I did 3 sets of 4 reps)
Squats 175: 3X4, 165: 1X5
modified deadlift: 125: 3 X 6
1 leg squat 10: 3 X 4
cable pullthrough 80: 3 X 10
1 leg bench squat 15: 3 X 10
1 leg SLDL 15: 3 X 10
calf raises 70: 3 X 8
1 leg SLDLs are really a challenge at the end of a leg workout. I was wobbling by the last 2 reps or each set.
What are your favorite leg exercises?