“One of my favorite workout formats is the ‘death by’ format,” says Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of Maximus Body, designed to help you build serious muscle and reach your fitness goals. Although this air squat workout is simple to follow, its intensity sneaks up on you like a deadly assassin.Maximus’ leg-destroying routine proves you don’t always need heavy weights to achieve an intense leg session.
The goal here is cumulative volume. As the workout progresses, you’ll have to perform more reps with less rest. As the work-rest-ratio shortens and the total amount of reps increases, you will feel a leg pump that parallels any heavy lifting session—with way less impact on your joints.
Here’s what you’ll do:
Start your stopwatch, and perform one air squat rep within one minute, then rest until the next minute begins. Next, perform two air squat reps within the minute timeframe and rest until that minute is over. Continue the pattern of adding one more rep per minute until you can no longer complete the required amount of reps within the minute.
How many air squats can you do in a minute?
By Naomi Nazario