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If you are an exerciser, do you do a dedicated Leg Day? Many people do.
I mix leg strength in with the other items (ie Strength, Cardio, and Calisthenics) instead of doing a Leg Day. My legs are skinny and weak from a strength standpoint, but I can hike up mountains all day long and can ski all day long. However, that is Endurance, not Strength. I tend to have more Endurance than Strength. Sometimes I wonder why I want or need more leg strength, but in the end I just do what I am told like a good soldier and trust that my genius trainer has my best interest at heart. He wants to build me up but we are all limited by the physique we were given.
The leg strength exercises are great for my posture. People notice that. It's that Posterior Chain of ankle-to-neck that the good deads stress the most.
Mrs. BD says that when she pats me on the ass she now feels muscle instead of bone, so that is good. I deserve more spanks than pats, but whatever. I do deserve spanks when caught with tobacco even though I am part Indian and have that excuse, and sometimes I do deserve them after boys' nites out but boys have to be boys. I still need to gain 4-5 pounds of muscle and sinew and then I'll be set. Gaining the good kind of weight is not easy at all because it requires working harder than you like and eating more than you want to. I hate hard effort and I do not love eating, even in Italy. I like food when required but do not love it and enough is enough.
For lower body strength, I do deadlift, barbell squat, squat and press, step-up-and-press, and lunges with weights. Except for deadlift, it is all very unpleasant. Also, calf lifts on my cardio days just for something extra to do.
I have made much better progress in strength since going to twice a week workouts. Same thing, both days. Squats, dead lifts, bench, inclines, pull downs/pull-ups, hammer curls, cleans, and a few isolation exercises to round it out. Two and a half hours, usually. Strength has never been an issue for me, I was always solid. Twenty years in the infantry, three knee surgeries, and sundry other traumas, have taken a toll, so some exercises come harder than others. I don't do calisthenics anymore, had enough. Cardio is 40 miles on a bicycle.
Eating is not a problem, I love good food(not Italian) too much.
I'm 65, six feet, 225. Can still bench my own weight, thank you very much. My vitals are still good, drives the doctor nuts.
I don't do a dedicated leg day. I follow the basic Starting Strength program with a few modifications. Due to past job related injuries I find squatting once a week, instead of 3, works best for me. Actually listening to Rippetoe on podcast he recommends as you age squatting once a week should be sufficient. I am 58. My legs have always been strong and have always liked doing squats and deadlifts. Off days I work on my heavy bag, skipping, pull ups and doing sprints on my exercise bike.
I tend to do legs and core stuff mixed in with things like arms and chest and stuff. Like, one day will be back and chest day, so, I'll do, say, chest presses, followed by some sort of leg exercise, then some sort of back, then legs or core, followed by some sort of chest exercise, then legs or core. Mixes it up. Then, something similar for arms day and shoulders day.
Plus, will start out with either the treadmill, stationary bike, or elliptical.