For the last two weeks we’ve had great weather in California. This morning was the first day it was raining since I arrived. Since my mode of transport is a bicycle and the ride to the gym is about ten minutes, needless to say I was soaked by the time I got to the gym.
In terms of the workout today, for my quads I kept it really simple – eight sets of leg press. This is something I like to rotate into my legs routine and it’s a great mass builder for the quads and glutes.
Ian Lauer CSCS has been working out religiously and loving it since 1993. The challenge of changing one’s physique can be one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences. Helping others find the same excitement in this endeavor is one of Lauer’s biggest passions. He feels blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to do just that here as Editor in Chief of MensPhysique.com
Ian began training clients professionally in 2003 and started his own successful Personal Training Business in 2004. Lauer assists a select group of clients reach their goals to this day.
Leg training is never easy. Sure there are those people that say they love training legs. That may be so but somehow I can’t quite understand it. Training your legs is painful, often overloads your respiratory system leaving you gasping for air, not to mention the feelings of nausea which more often than not accompanies it. What I do understand, and I sometimes think these people are actually referring to is the feeling of euphoria and accomplishment following completion of a solid session of legs. Nonetheless, training quads and hamstrings with Ofer Samra has left me hobbling around in the days following our workout… in a good way.
When asked his thoughts on this new division he said, "This division has opened another door to allow opportunity. From the one show I have done I see that the knowledge of differentiating body builders from physique is vague. Take my body type for example; I am 5'11 “off-season” 195lbs 6-8% body fat. Competition I am 3-5% body fat and around 185lbs. This would place me in a category of Light Heavyweight. In that class I would be no competition at all. My cousin competes at 198lbs and currently in his “off-season” he is 5'7 245lbs."
Name: Frank Jones