April 11, 2021

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Bobby Maximus’ Leg Day Ladder Workout Is for High-Rep Training

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about...

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn’t mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men’s Health, we’re using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we’ve done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that’s just the start. We’re also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.

Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men’s Health Maximus Body book, hosted the latest session. Maximus makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal—so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.

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We need to do stuff that’s quick,” he says. “You don’t need to be in the gym for two or three hours. You can get your stuff done in 10 to 15 minutes if you’re willing to pay the price and go hard—I’ve got five minute workouts that will crush people.”

This session isn’t quite that quick—but the focus is on going as hard as possible so that you can finish up your reps, fast. The leg day routine uses a ladder structure that is designed to be tough at the top, then progressively scaling down as you work through the reps. You’ll most likely be pretty spent by then, though, so focus on keeping up your form throughout.

Bobby Maximus Leg Day Ladder 300 Workout

Perform 50 reps of the first exercise, then 50 reps of the second. Take as little rest as possible between reps and sets. Next round, perform 40 reps, respectively. Keep moving down the “ladder” of that structure until you perform 10 reps of each movement.

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