One of my favorite mentors in bodyweight exercises is a man nicknamed Hannibal for King. You have probably heard of him.
When doing just bodyweight exercises… one of the most challenging areas of the body to workout is the legs. How do you make the exercises even more challenging so that you tear muscle tissue and have them build back stronger and bigger?
Increase the Time Under Tension.
I talked about this a few weeks ago. You’ve got to keep your muscles under a significant amount of tension and time.
Today’s workout will incorporate the time under tension principle for our legs.
Why Is It Called Hannibal For King?
I designed this workout to incorporate his leg exercise and the TUT principle.
I think you’ll “enjoy” it. 😉
The Hannibal For King Bodyweight Leg Workout
For today’s workout you’ll be doing a pyramid style training. Your calves will be worked as an isometric and your quads and hams will be worked in both the eccentric and concentric phases.
Check out the video and follow along:
15 Hannibal Squats
15 sec Low Squat Hold
15 sec Rest
14 Hannibal Squats
14 sec Low Squat Hold
14 sec Rest
13 Hannibal Squats
13 sec Low Squat Hold
13 sec Rest
Continue until you get to zero!
The total number of Hannibal Squats you’ll be doing is 120. Its tough.
Go ahead and give it a whirl.