I’m curious as to how many T-Nationers have ever given their all on single leg work. I’m not talking about throwing in a set of ten bodyweight Bulgarian squats or step ups after you squat and deadlift or a set of walking lunges with 25 pound dumbbells.
I’m talking about performing them first in a workout and going all out the same way you would squats or deadlifts.
If not, I challenge anyone to try it for a workout. You’d be amazed at how strong you are at unilateral leg exercises if you perform them first.
I did this for two months, and people at my gym were amazed at how much weight I used when I performed walking lunges, step ups, or Bulgarian squats, but I could use that much weight because I picked one and did it first in my Thursday leg workout and went all out.
In fact, I just did speed squats and deadlifts with 50-60% of my 1RM during these two months and my squat strength increased when I returned to them (but not my deadlift), and my form felt more natural.
Try it and then write back the next day cursing me because your glutes and inner thighs are so sore you can hardly walk.