Leg lifts and liquor pitchers

It’s leg day today, that means back squats, deadlifts and quads so sore that they feel like noodles, but it’s totally worth it because no one likes chicken legs. For a lot of people leg day is their least favorite day of the week and will look for any excuse to miss the gym that day but there are a few things you should keep in mind that just might leave you loving leg day. Legs are one of the biggest muscles you have so you have to hit them hard in order to reap the benefits that come from doing exercises like squats, deadlifts and lunges. Compound leg movements like deadlifts and squats provide you with a great total body workout that will help get you in shape and seeing results faster. Leg workouts are one of the most effective workouts for college students because of their functional benefits as well as helping you look more aesthetically pleasing. The other big benefit of hitting the gym hard on leg day is that movements like the squat will help you strengthen your other lifts like bench or shoulder press and that’s because leg workouts boost your natural anabolic hormones which translates to increased overall lean muscle mass. After you finish killing it in the gym reward yourself with a trip to Lucky’s Sports Tavern for a 5-dollar liquor pitcher. These 54 oz. plastic cups filled with your favorite mixed drink will not only quench your thirst but won’t break the bank. Now you know what you have to do get out there and be better than you were yesterday. Good luck and have fun!

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Squats and shots

Shots and Squats is one of the toughest days of the week, but also the most rewarding of the 5. This day is filled with many workouts that engage your core, quads, and hamstrings to make you ready for a night full of shots. The workout starts by electrifying your entire body with doing 4 sets of 12 reps of squats. This exercise works on balance, core muscles and of course the legs. The next exercise is the lunge, this will truly bring out the good looks from behind, also encompassing your balance skills, along with your core and legs. This grueling workout will come to a close by doing a treadmill burn out routine. This will be 5 minute intervals of running on the treadmill, and then walking on the treadmill with the incline all the way up! Burnout? You heard that correctly, continue the intervals until you truly have nothing left in the tank! Once you are done, go get yourself cleaned up and head to court street for your shots of success. I suggest going to Tony’s for a Hot-Nut to keep you awake, this is a dangerously good coffee shot! Another option is to make your way to Court Side for a lemon drop shot. This is a very refreshing shot that will hydrate your body and bring you back to life. After you feel the shots have amounted to the hard work you just put in at the gym, it’s time to get your nightly meal and head home and get ready for the workout and the excitement tomorrows routine has in store!!                                                 

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