Transformed: Week 11, Day 74 – Lower-Body Workout
Peak week tips
An “after” photo is about as personal as fitness gets, and people who have taken a lot of them often have a top-secret routine they use to get prepared. Not Mike Hildebrandt! Like Geremy Satcher back on Day 60, Mike is more than willing to share how he prepares to look his best.
Mike Hildebrandt Transformed Tip, Day 74: Peak Week
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To prepare for your photo, Hildebrandt says to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, which helps muscle cells stay full. Also, don’t cut sodium too much in your diet, which can leave you feeling awful and looking flat.
And finally, keep training hard, favoring high intensity and moderate reps over high reps with light weights. Put it all together, and it will help push nutrients into the muscles and allow you to look fuller.
4 sets of 6-8 reps, rest 1-2 minutes between sets
4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6 reps, rest 1-2 minutes between sets
4 sets of 8 temp 2:1:3, rest 1-2 minutes between sets
4 sets of 10 reps, dropset to failure on last 2 sets, rest 1-2 minutes between sets
3 sets of 15 reps, rest 1-2 minutes between sets
3 sets of 12 reps, rest 1-2 minutes between sets
* Ratings as of article’s date of publication