IFBB Pro League women’s bodybuilder Kristina Mendoza has a physique worthy of being on any stage, but what fans know her best for are her quads. Knowing that many people wonder what her keys are to building great legs, she shared her insights with Whitney Jones and Alina Popa on a recent episode of Femme Flex Friday. Second place in Chicago Pro 2021 knows the most progress is made off-season.
“A lot of calories go in. The workout gets more and more intense as the calorie count goes up,” Mendoza says. She also mentioned that she used to train legs twice a week, but that this has now been reduced to once.
“I’m trying to raise my upper body, be a little more symmetrical with the legs, so I have better flow and balance on stage.”
Mendoza went on to say she trains hamstrings and quads on the same day with added adductors. After a warm-up with a bicycle and the adductor machine, she first trains her hamstrings. After that, she starts her quad work with leg extensions.
“I like to burn them up a bit before getting into the compound moves like the leg press or squat machine,” explained Mendoza. After a short introduction, Mendoza then demonstrates each of the moves she enjoys working with. She warms up before starting training, but she still takes her time before training hard.
“I like to start with a lighter weight for the first few sets before working into my work sets,” she told Jones and Popa. Mendoza performs two to three lighter sets before doing one working set. She also said she could follow that up with a lighter weight “back-off” set with more reps.
2021 Chicago Pro Runner Up Kristina Mendoza Leg Workout
Seated leg curl – 2-3 light sets of 8-12 reps, 1 heavy work set of 8-12 reps Lying leg curl (dumbbell version shown) – 2-3 light sets of 8-12 reps, 1 heavy work set of 8-12 reps Romanian Deadlifts – 2-3 light sets of 8-12 reps, 1 heavy work set of 8-12 reps Leg Extensions – 2-3 light sets of 8-12 reps, 1 heavy work set of 8-12 reps Leg Press – 2-3 light sets from 8-12 reps, 1 rest work set to failure.
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