Tom Platz Legendary Legs
There’s no denying it, the workout intensity and laser-like focus Tom Platz harnessed during the golden era of bodybuilding were responsible for the god-like legs he built!
To this day Tom Platz leg development remains unmatched. Every other guy that takes bodybuilding seriously has a decent pair of arms or a well developed chest… the same cannot be said when we’re talking about legs!
Below you’ll find the training tips and workout regime Tom Platz used to build his legendary legs.
Draw motivation from the images and workout below and hit those legs hard!
Tom Platz Leg Training Rules
When it came to training legs Platz was known for having 3 rules…
#1 – You must stretch thoroughly before beginning.
#2 – You must go slowly before you reach the parallel point of your squat.
#3 – You must give everything you have to every set you perform.
Tom Platz Squat
Platz reports that while weighing less then 230 pounds, he squatted eight reps with 635 pounds and 52 reps with 350 pounds. On numerous occasions, he squatted for 10 minutes straight for more than 100 reps with 225 pounds.This might seem like hyperbole, if not the fact that Platz is seen in a video shot in 1992 squatting 495 pounds for 23 reps with his thighs going below parallel.
Tom Platz Leg Workout
- Squats – 8-12 sets of 5-20 reps
- Hack Squats – 5 sets of 10-15 reps
- Leg Extensions – 5-8 sets of 10-15 reps
- Lying Leg Curls -6-10 sets of 10-15 reps
- Standing Calf Raises – 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps
- Seated Calf Raises – 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps
- Hack Machine Calf Raises – 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps