Whatever It Takes Leg Workout


If you’re like most lifters, you love training arms or chest. After all, what looks better than a huge pair of arms, right? What feels better than that big bench press? Not everyone shares those feelings about legs. Let’s be real, leg training is hard work. Yet whether you compete or just want to look your best, leg training is a must. With that in mind, say hello to the Whatever It Takes Leg Workout! 

Leg Training Prep - Nutritional Guidelines

Before we get into the actual routine, there’s some prep work you’ll need to do - eat! How many meals you can get depends on when you train. Even so, you’ll want to eat at least a couple of meals leading up to your workout. These meals should consist of plenty of quality protein and fast-digesting carbohydrates. Examples include a Greek yogurt parfait with fruit or oatmeal, fruit, and eggs. If you want, do what Rich did and have 1-2 scoops of Real Carbs with 10 egg whites. If you prefer, you can substitute eggs and use delicious Shake Time instead. 

5% Nutrition Supplements

Since this workout is all about the pump, you’ll want to use Kill It RTD stacked with Full As F*ck. With this stack, you’ve got 12g glycerol (glycerin) and 9g citrulline. Plus, both products have additional cell volumizers and nitric oxide boosters. Get ready, you’re going to get a monster pump like you won’t believe!

Plus, Kill It RTD provides 400 mg of caffeine, and you’re gonna need it for this workout! Take this combo about 30 minutes before you train. Don’t forget Rich’s All Day You May Slushie! Put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes and drink it during your workout. 

Once you’re done, immediately drink your Real Carbs with Shake Time post-workout drink. Then about an hour to an hour and a half later, eat a quality meal!

The Whatever It Takes Leg Workout

This is a workout you won’t soon forget. After warming up, we’re starting with hamstrings, an approach that was one of Rich’s favorites. 


Exercise Bike x 5-10 minutes, moderate intensity and resistance.

Bodyweight Squats - 1 set x 20 reps

Bodyweight Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - 1 set x 20 reps

Lying Leg Curls

6 sets x 30, 25, 20, 15, 15, 12, 12, reps

Seated Leg Curls

5 sets x 25 reps


6 sets x 30, 25, 20, 15, 12, 10 reps

Go deep on these and keep your form perfect. Do your last 3 sets Sumo-style.

Hack Squats

6 sets x 30, 25, 20, 15, 12 10 reps

Leg Extensions

2 drop sets x 3 weight drops each set

Load up the weight and do as many reps as you can (choose a weight that will allow you to get 15-20 reps). Go to failure, drop approximately 10%, and knock as many reps as possible. Do this for 3 total weight drops. Rest 30-40 seconds and do it again. 

Performance Notes

On every set, use a continuous rep style - go up and down like a piston, slow and controlled. Take 2-3 seconds on both phases of the movement and keep momentum out of it. This is a pump workout. Rest only 30-45 seconds between sets. Every rep of every set counts. Don’t hold back on the lighter sets or the early exercises. Also, use a weight that lets you fail at the prescribed number of reps. If you stop at a predetermined rep number but could easily do more, you aren’t working hard enough. 


Rich was a big believer in training variety and this workout is an example of that. Compare this one to our last leg training article and there are some big differences. That’s the approach Rich took with all his workouts. Give the Whatever It Takes Leg Workout a serious shot and get ready to get big!

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