You don’t build legs like Chris Bumstead‘s by going easy on the off season. Even though he’s been suffering from knee pain the 2017 Olympia, Bumstead works around it and hits legs hard sans traditional squats.
Check out his tips and workout below to blast your wheels like a Classic Physique phenomenon.
Tips from Chris:
- Warm up with light weight leg extensions and hamstring curls to get your blood flowing.
- When I’m experiencing knee pain, I swap out squats for unilateral movements, such as a single-leg press. As my knee pain subsides, I begin to work squats into my leg training.
- Leg extensions are meant to pre-exhaust the quad before the leg press. Focus on a hard tight concentration at the top of every rep, without letting your hips or lower back move off the chair.
- To target quads more, place feet lower on the leg press.
- On lunges, take a long step forward, ensuring that your knee doesn’t go over your toes at all.
- Calf movements are done twice during this workout, not including a final bodyweight standing calf raise to failure. Choose a different exercise for the second calf raise movement than you performed earlier in the workout.