Saquon Barkley’s ‘Quad Squad’ Routine Will Give You Legs Like An NFL Running Back In No Time

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Saquon Barkley was the lone bright spot in a dismal season for the New York Giants.

In his rookie campaign, Barkley rushed for over 1,300 yards and notched 11 TDs and gave Giants fans hope for the future – Dan Jones be damned.

It’s easy to root for Barkley as he seems to be a genuinely good dude and it’s evident from his beast-like legs the guy is dedicated to working out.  Even Eli Manning can’t stop checking the guy out.

Barkley is spending his offseason in the gym, and he’s issued a challenge to fans to complete his “Quad Squad Quad Challenge” and post the workout to Instagram.

A lucky group of fans will get to meet and workout with Barkley and probably cry from the intense burning in their quads, hamstrings, and glutes once the day is done.

Barkley discussed the “Quad Challenge” with Men’s Journal and explained why he likes the idea of working out with fans.

“I love interacting with fans, and to do it with something that I love doing the most—working out and training—that’s exciting for me. A lot of people love seeing my workout videos and joke about my big quads and legs, so it’s fun to bring fans into that.

It’s fun to challenge people and compete together. I know that when I see guys working out alongside me, whether it’s my teammates, like Sterling Shepard or Wayne Gallman, it pushes me and makes me want to work even harder.

I wanted to bring that idea to this challenge as well.”

Even if you don’t post your Quad Squad workout online, Barkley’s leg routine is worth giving a shot and mixing into your regular rotation. Especially if you’re one of those guys who continually skips leg day because you’re a puss.

Here’s the rundown:

1. Lunge Hold (:10 each leg)

2. Squats (:10 seconds)

3. Jump squats (:10 seconds)

4. Squat Holds (:20 seconds)

The entire routine takes less than a minute and doesn’t allow for breaks in between.

Try to complete as many sets as possible or until your legs or mouth is screaming for mercy.

If this seems simple, try and perform this Barkley favorite – 315-pound deadlifts into a box jump.

And PLEASE upload those fail videos to Instagram.


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