Beachbody's Body Beast Build: Legs Modifications
In case you missed it, I have started another round of Body Beast. This time around, I am utilizing my brand-new squat rack, Olympic bar, and weight plates. The extra fitness toys will allow me to alter some of the workouts a bit to not only take advantage of different exercises, but it will also allow me to up the ante, so to speak, with various exercises.
Back Squat (Bar) *in place of "Sumo Squat"
Alternating Lunge (Bar) *using Olympic bar instead of dumbbells
Step-Up to Reverse Lunge
Back Squat (Bar) *in place of "Parallel Squat"
Straight Leg Deadlift
Single Leg Calf Raise
Standing 2-Leg Calf Raise (Bar) *in place of "Seated Calf Raise"
Crunchy Frog *in place of "In & Outs)
The back squat is one of the single-greatest exercises you could possibly do, so, I have inserted 2 sets in this workout. Instead of seated calf raises, I have replaced them with standing calf raises, with the bar perched on across my shoulders (same place as a back squat). To increase range of motion, I also put a couple of weight plates on the floor and have the balls of my feet and toes on it, that way my heels have a further distance to drop.
The pace of this routine makes it difficult to swap weights around on the bar, especially during some of the combo sets. A few extra breaks are usually needed.