Former World’s Strongest Man winner Eddie Hall just posted a video to his YouTube channel demonstrating the circuit training he uses to work his legs while at home. And as he’s aware plenty of people are stuck indoors while self-isolating without access to equipment, he has put together a version of his leg day session that doesn’t require all of the usual equipment, and can be completed using whatever you happen to have to hand.
“I’ve got a home gym downstairs, but I thought it would be unfair to show you guys how to train at home, with me having a fully equipped gym,” he says. “So I may be using a few kettlebells and stuff, but you can replicate that with bags of cement, bags of compost, big jugs of water, whatever you want. You can pick up chairs, it doesn’t really matter.”
Starting off with a sprint warmup and comprising 3 rounds of 7 exercises, with 1 minute of rest between sets, Hall’s leg day training consists of a 45-minute session. “Trust me, it’ll get your heart going, it’ll get your legs pumped, and if you haven’t got a gym, this is better than anything else,” he says.
Eddie Hall’s Quarantine Leg Day Workout
Hall starts off with the static lunges, switching legs after 30 seconds, then rests for a minute before moving to the second round of kettlebell exercises. He crushes a series of goblet squats into front squats, and then after another minute’s rest, forward lunges into reverse lunges.
Standing by his claim that you don’t need gym equipment for this workout, Hall uses a sandbag instead of a barbell on the deadlift and good morning circuits. Then, for the Bulgarian split squats, he says that you can either use a kettlebell (or whatever equivalent weight you can find around the house), or simply use your bodyweight.
“We’ve hit that aerobic threshold for a constant 42, 43 minutes, plus the warmup, so we’ve done a 50 minute workout,” he says. “Honest to God, I didn’t think I’d say this, but my glutes, hamstrings and quads are completely fried, actually, from all the squats.”
“Stuff like this is vital for your mental health and wellbeing,” Hall continues. “It’s getting those endorphins out, feeling good about yourself, it’s good for the mental health, good for the family, good to get out.”
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