"Leg Day" has become a cultural obsession (and popular meme topic!) for athletes and gymgoers, but it can create some serious problems if you're training to improve performance. And yeah, this may ruffle some feathers, but here are my top 3 reasons why you should STOP doing Leg Day.
Hall of Fame Strength Coach and Chairman of the Volt Athletics Advisory Board, Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA, RSCC*E, welcomes Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, to the Volt Athletics Advisory Board.
Nowadays, most athletes know that spending time in the weight room is one of the best ways to get better at their sport. You know you can’t just roll off the couch after months of inactivity, show up on game day, and expect to be successful—if you want to be competitive, you’ve got to get in the weight room. Whether you’re a football linebacker, volleyball player, or cross country runner, a properly designed strength training program will help you maximize your athletic potential in competition and arm yourself against injuries. But showing up to the weight room is only one piece of the puzzle—you have to know how to utilize the weight room THE RIGHT WAY in order to see the results you’re after. Here are the top 5 most common mistakes we see high school athletes making in the weight room, and what YOU can do to avoid them.