Bobby Maximus Shares a Brutal No-Gear Hell Hold Leg Workout

Brett Williams
Photo credit: Courtesy of Bobby Maximus

From Men's Health

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We're all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn't mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men's Health, we're using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centres closed down (here's when they could reopen), we've done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible.

Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men's Health Maximus Body book, hosted the latest session. Maximus makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal—so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.

This go-around, Maximus is mostly focused on the lower body—after all, he trains legs, in his words, "every damn day." You'll do only two moves—squats and lunges—but very difficult isometric hold periods. "The reason I work legs every day is because it's what I call the epicentre of athletic performance," he says.

As always, the session is simple, brutal, but mostly, effective.

Bobby Maximus' Hell Hold Home Leg Workout

Warmup

Perform 3 rounds of 20 squats, then 20 lunges

Workout

Round 1

4 sets of 30 seconds of squat reps, then 30 seconds of squat holds

Rest 1 min

Round 2

4 sets of 30 seconds of lunge reps, then 30 seconds of lunge holds (alternate right and left)

Rest 1 min

Round 3

4 sets of 30 seconds of squat reps, then 30 seconds of squat holds

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