Due to aggravating my lower back from doing heavy deadlifts last week (Thursday 3-9-23), I did not go to the gym this past weekend in order to let the minor injury heal. My training split called for training my legs, and I was not wanting to do squats with that nagging injury in fear of making it worse. This has set my training split back a little, but that is ok.
This weekend I ate a lot of junk that I do not normally eat, and I have managed to put on some water weight, especially in my face. I look like Jiminy Glick in the face right now hahaha!
On a serious note, for my first exercise I did low bar squats. I did 3 sets of 5 reps. I went a little lighter today because of my lower back injury. I had no problems at all and it felt really good. I did slow reps and bent my knees to parallel.
For my second exercise, I did seated leg extensions. I did 3 sets of 12 reps. This exercise is an isolation movement that targets the quads. I usually do power cleans for my second exercise but I decided to skip them this week in order to let my lower back fully heal.
For my third exercise, I did seated leg curls. I did 3 sets of 12 reps. This is an isolation movement that targets the hamstrings.
For my fourth exercise, I did standing calve raises. I did 3 sets of 12 reps. This exercise targets to inner calves.
For my fifth and final exercise, I did the seated calve raise. I did 3 sets of 12 reps. This exercise targets the outer calves.