It's easy to see why leg days are the most dreaded day of the workout week. It's not necessarily about the pain you inflict upon yourself during the workout, but the agonizing days that come afterwards. Unfortunately, unless looking like Johnny Bravo or Spongebob is your idea of the perfect physique, you're well aware of how important it is to train the calves, hamstrings, and quads. Chin up, we feel and understand your pain...
How you feel before and after
Sure, you might walk into the gym feeling like a million bucks, but that crawl out the door says otherwise. Don't worry, we won't judge you.
How you think you'll spend the rest of your life
The next couple of days are the ones where you sit and reflect on your life, and regret going so hard on those deep squats. The pain goes away, stop being so dramatic.
How the parking lot feels miles long...
When and why did the gym decide to make the parking lot the size of 20 football fields? Although you're parked on the first row, on leg days you might as well go ahead and multiply that distance times 3 miles.
And Getting in the car is a workout in itself
Remember all those movements you took for granted when your body was at 100%? Good luck raising your legs into your car.
When even the easiest things become impossible
Selfie? More like On-the-floor-ie. This is why there's a lack of #legday pictures on social. No one wants to look at the hot mess that is you after a serious leg session.
When you have to do the worst squat of all
This is the moment in your life when you start weighing your options: Risk tears rolling down your face as you squat, or hope for the best as you attempt a standing...well, you know the rest,
Trying to convince people you're not drunk
Don't get stopped by law enforcement. Your legs are not your friends, they will not cooperate with you as you try to walk the line in hopes of convincing the officer that you aren't drunk. Call your gym from jail, maybe they can better explain leg days to the judge.
Running? No thank you.
What insane person tries to run the day after? The bench is your friend, embrace the sitting position, since that's all you can do for the next few days anyways.
How dramatic you can get because of the pain
Alright, alright, we get it. You can't walk. No need to be a drama king/queen about it. Suck it up, hold back the tears and start taking your first steps.
Driving the dog on a walk.
Mr. Chunks needs to stretch his legs, which is more than you could do at the moment. Let the neighbors judge, at least your tree trunks are going to look awesome this summer.
Sorry Ma, My legs are out of order
You convinced mom that she needed a stair lift to help her get up the stairs, but you knew the day would come. That day is here and its name is leg day.
When your quads rebel against you.
Somehow you managed to crawl up the stairs. Guess how you're going to get back down? Leave your dignity on the second floor, you won't need it anymore.
Let's do it all over again!
You're not done yet. This is a pain you must experience every week if you know what's good for you: a great set of legs. Better luck next week!