Tom Platz still has some crazy massive wheels!
Tom Platz was the king of legs back in his heyday. There is no doubt that when it comes to the list of greatest legs in bodybuilding, maybe even the greatest legs of all-time, Tom Platz is certainly at the top of the rankings.
The veteran bodybuilder may no longer compete, but he’s still passing on his knowledge to the next generation. The kind of knowledge that Platz possesses is truly invaluable.
But what about the man himself? It’s typical for most bodybuilders to lose a tremendous amount of gains once their career is over. But it appears that isn’t the case with Tom Platz.
The video below shows the legend training legs and from the looks of it, his wheels are as massive as ever.
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During the 80’s, Tom Platz’s was well known for his leg size and development. He designed the cross-striated definition and since then has been unmatched on his leg routine. Tom Platz’s would be known across the bodybuilding world as the leg freak who would squat over 630 lbs and perform over 50 reps of 350 lbs of squats. Tom Platz’s leg routine also involved a non-stop squat workout for 10 minutes with more than 100 minutes at 225 lbs of solid body squat workouts.
High volume training for squats is a leg routine performed by few bodybuilders. Platz became legendary for his training principles and employed a leg routine that included leg curls that involved sets of 60 reps or more. The key for Tom Platz was to maintain a level of intensity and push past his own limits of squat intensity training.
Tom Platz Squat Workout Routine
- Stretch legs and back for 15 minutes
- Stay Hydrated
- Warm up
- Keep your Form
- Count all Reps
Tom Platz Squat Leg Workout Routine
- Leg Curls 6-10 12-15 reps
- Leg Extensions 5-8 10-15 reps
- Squats 8 10-20 reps
- Hack Squats 4 10-15 reps
- Standing Calf Raises 4 10-15 reps
- Seated Calf Raises 4 10-15
- Hack Machine Calf Raises 4 10-15 reps
Tom Platz – Exertion
Maintain the methodology of high rep squatting in order to grow!
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