Muscle & Strength hit a midnight leg session with Kai Greene in the city that never sleeps. At 2am, when many visitors are just leaving the bars, Kai is pushing out his last set.
Faced with a hectic travel schedule and contest prep, Kai had to make time for a high volume leg day. Even though it's not a heavy weight session, Kai keeps his focus high to keep reaching his goals.
Check out this inside look at how Kai Greene trains legs just 5 weeks out from the 2016 Arnold Classic.
Kai breaks this killer leg day down into 3 exercises each for calves, quads, and hamstrings.
For calves, Kai does toe presses and donkey calf raises before finishing with seated calf raises to target the soleus muscle. Remember, you're going to have to really focus on keeping good form as your calves begin to fatigue.
Kai then uses supersets of hamstring and quad exercises to really get blood flowing. He prefers to start with hamstring work to warm up the knees and connective tissue before hitting quads hard.
On back squats, Kai starts with a high bar placement which he knows will settle down by the later sets.
After a superset of hack squats and stiff-legged deadlifts, Kai throws in 5 sets of pullovers to improve his deadlift technique.
Don't forget to stay focused and not let your rest periods get out of hand. Kai keeps rest periods at 30-60 seconds and uses that time to check in with his body. At 30 seconds do you feel ready to keep going or do you need another 30 seconds? At 60 seconds, it's time to get back at it.
Think you could keep up with Kai? Watch the video to get all of Kai's tips and then leave your thoughts in the comments below.