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Czech Out This Leg Workout!

Czech Out This Leg Workout

The Czech Republic’s Lukas Osladil came out of nowhere to win his first-ever pro contest in the 212-division in Toronto last June. His freaky quads and glutes separated him from the pack thanks to his unique leg workout!

Hip Adduction Machine

Hip-Adduction-Machine

Start: Sit in the hip adduction machine carefully, with your legs and knees firm against the pads provided. At the start your legs should be spread wide.

Action: Contract your inner thighs to bring the pads together. Squeeze for a count, then slowly release and return to the start position.

Power Pointer: “After every set of this exercise, I stretch my adductors either by doing a full-split or holding my leg up on a platform for 20–30 seconds. I do this to keep myself flexible.”

Hip Abduction Machine

Hip Abduction Machine

Start: Sit in the hip abduction machine carefully, with your legs and knees firm against the pads provided. In this machine your legs are close together at the start.

Action: Contract your hips to spread the pads apart. Squeeze for a count, then slowly release, allowing the weight to push your legs together again. Don’t allow the weight stack to touch down between reps.

Power Pointer: “I feel this on the outside upper part of my glutes, but I also do it another way: When I lean forward I feel it more on the bottom part of my glutes. I do 20 reps leaning back and 20 leaning forward.”

Sumo Squat

Sumo Squat

Start: Stand with a wider-than-shoulder-width stance and turn your toes slightly outward.

Action: Keeping your chest high, inhale deeply and descend into a squat to a point in which your knees are bent roughly 90 degrees. Drive through your heels and extend at the knees and hips to return back to the start position.

Power Pointer: “With the wide stance I feel this much more in the lower portion of my glutes; I don’t feel it in my quads at all. I keep the rest periods very short and only use the bottom few inches of the range of motion.”

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