Prev Next

Tom Platz's 1981 Legs Workout Routine

Tom Platz performing leg extensions 


Squats: 8-10 sets, 20-8 reps, 635 lbs max weight
Hack squats: 5 sets, 10-15 reps, 500 lbs max weight
Leg extensions: 5-8 sets, 10-15 reps*, 350 lbs max weight

Lying leg curls: 6-10 sets, 10-15 reps*, 240 lbs max weight

Standing calf raises: 3-4 sets, 10-15 reps*, 500 lbs max weight
Seated calf raises: 3-4 sets, 10-15 reps*, 225 lbs max weight
Hack machine calf raises: 3-4 sets, 10-15 reps*, 400 lbs max weight

*Final sets of each exercise were drop sets extended even further via partial reps. This is not reflected in rep totals.

Tom Platz performing squats

Danny Padilla, Franco Columbu and Tom Platz at the 1981 Mr. Olympia

Tom Platz before and after