Hey guys, what do you think about taking about a month off from working legs. I really hate to do it but I think I have a good reason. I'm in the military and I've got a Physical Fitness Test coming up where I need to run 3 miles, I'm aiming for running it in about 25 minutes. (I did it in 22 min 30 sec last November when I was 30 lbs lighter) The thing is to get to this time I've got to run 3 times per week with at least a one day rest in between each day that I run. Which is impossible to do when leg days leave me thrashed for 2-3 days afterwards. So how far do you think this will set me back as far as strength, leg development and overall muscle developments?
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you don't have to drop em altogether. maybe lower volume or lower intensity, and you can even do leg work that will help with endurance like 20 rep squats and circuits of stuff. i'm just all about leg training and i would be hard pressed to give up working legs.
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lower the volume and keep the intesity high in order to maintain your strength. It will probably still help you on that three mile run.....especially in the millitary when you are running with heavier loads on your back. the ground reaction force will be that much greater.
Something like 3x3 or 2 sets x 5 reps etc....low volume with high intensity.
Do what is more important for you at this time. I doubt most 3 mile runners are doing sets of low rep squats for their training so drop them or do low volume low intensity once a week....ie.3 sets of 15-20 reps.
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