Anybody who knows me knows that I drive a Honda Civic with a license plate that says ‘LEG DAY’. This originally started out as a joke to humour a couple of my clients in the gym but since then it’s become so much more.
Leg Day is known, feared and loved by anyone who’s ever set foot in a gym and participated in a half decent training program. It’s the one workout that tends to challenge your physical AND mental strength more than any other during the week. It can either make you or break you and sadly, most are broken by it. My license plate now serves as a reminder that every day is Leg Day. I don’t mean that I’m in the gym squatting 7 days a week but I do make sure to hit my workouts with a Leg Daymentality – come ready to work and work HARD, learn to love the pain that comes with each rep and leave knowing that I’ve given everything I have. That’s what Leg Day means to me.
The following is a quote I came across the other day from one of the biggest and best out there in the world of bodybuilding – Jay Cutler. Let me share it with you:
“It’s been one of those days. Actually it’s been one of those days that come during one of those weeks during one of those months. And now it’s 10:45pm, pouring rain, and I’ve got to train legs. Why? Because it’s leg day.
Leg day is a fact of my existence. Leg day doesn’t care what happened at work; it doesn’t care how much you slept; and it sure as hell isn’t moving because of the fight you had with your girlfriend. Leg day is here and I’m going to deal with it because there is nothing worse than the alternative: having to wake up the next day knowing that I just didn’t have what it takes to be great.”
When was the last time you hit legs?