Arnold Schwarzenegger's Blueprint To Cut: Day 2

Build oaken trunks with Arnold's leg-day cut!

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Oh yeah, leg day! You want tree-trunk legs? Build them with Arnold's advice! On stage, you want to be big, but you also want definition, to see the bark on your trunk. Success in that goal requires you to increase your sets and reps on leg day.

Start with 8 sets of squats with minimal rest. You can go heavy, but don't joke around here. Each set calls for 12 reps, so pick a weight that lets you finish in rhythm. If you are taking breaks between reps, lower the weight. This amount of volume will exhaust you quickly, so make smart weight choices.


Barbell Squat

8 sets of 12 reps
Barbell Squat Barbell Squat


Leg Extensions

10 sets of 10 reps (last set is a strip set)
Leg Extensions Leg Extensions

Seated Leg Curl

10 sets of 10 reps (last set is a strip set)
Seated Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl


Standing Calf Raises

10 sets of 10 reps
Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises
Note: Take a drink of water (30-45 seconds) between sets

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