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Tom Platz Legs Workout – Lessons On Leg Training From An Old School Legend!

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.

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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

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Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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