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So Tired After Leg Day, Why?

BrotherIron

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If legs alone kill ya, try throwing in deads. Squats and deads together kills me. I wind up just eating and napping after.
 
HDH

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I like deads, w/legpress, w/calves on the leg press.

By the time you get to calves, you don't even feel them, lol.
 
The other Snake

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If legs alone kill ya, try throwing in deads. Squats and deads together kills me. I wind up just eating and napping after.
I'll see your squats and DL and raise ya a 3.5 mile run right after. I did that a few years back. Jacked AF, wrecked AF too. Never again!
 
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txabertheory

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Leg day exhausts me so much that I don't even want to eat. I just go to bed and that's it.
 
CFM

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As others have reported, taking the day off after legs as a scheduled rest day helps. Even a 15 minute 'power nap' aids in recovery. I have also experimented with higher calorie intake pre/during/post leg day, it only made the tired lethargic feeling worse as my body struggled to adjust to the sudden strain on my digestive process.
 
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Massive G

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I never exceed 40 minutes in the gym and take a kitchen sink of powders before and drink it before and during plus plenty of water. Immediately after the workout I slam a small hand full of skittles. Chew on them and savor the sugar then swallow more water. On the way home I drink pasteurized egg whites mixed with Liquid yogurt from a chilled hydroflask then eat a tiny oat bite from Bobo. It saves me from tearing my wife's head off verbally when I get home cause I would be starving and doesn't rob bloodflow with complex foods for digestion.
 
genetic freak

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For some reason it doesn't make me any more tired than any other day in the gym and I train my legs hard as hell. I will do rest pause, drop sets, widow makers, etc... for the major movements like, squats, leg press, hack squats, etc...

I do eat about an hour before I go to the gym then I will eat a homemade protein bar with an intraworkout EEA/creatine mix in the middle of my workout. I also eat about an hour after I finish the gym. This probably helps.
 
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