Having trouble building massive legs?---My solution

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    Jan 30, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Aright guys. Well let me begin by saying that I am not fortunate enough to have great genes in my lower half of the body...meaning I have to work extra hard to build muscle on my chicken legs.

    These past two weeks though, I have noticed massive growth. It might not work for everyone but for me it did... What I began doing is adding one set of leg everyday at the gym. I made sure this one set was an intense one with alot of weight. After this one set, I go about my regular workout schedule. And then finally, everyday, I sprint half a mile.... I'm talking something like 11 mph, something like you're running away from the cops type stuff!!. This extra push on my legs to sprint half a mile every day really has made my thighs bulge out in a great way. No wonder sprinters have such amazing legs!!

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    Jan 30, 2011 6:36 PM GMT

    You might get better responses if you posted this under FITNESS instead of All Things Gay....
    just sayin'
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    Jan 30, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    Aggieboy saidAright guys. Well let me begin by saying that I am not fortunate enough to have great genes in my lower half of the body...meaning I have to work extra hard to build muscle on my chicken legs.

    These past two weeks though, I have noticed massive growth. It might not work for everyone but for me it did... What I began doing is adding one set of leg everyday at the gym. I made sure this one set was an intense one with alot of weight. After this one set, I go about my regular workout schedule. And then finally, everyday, I sprint half a mile.... I'm talking something like 11 mph, something like you're running away from the cops type stuff!!. This extra push on my legs to sprint half a mile every day really has made my thighs bulge out in a great way. No wonder sprinters have such amazing legs!!



    What does your one set of legs consist of?
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    Jan 30, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    I rotate the single set leg workouts...i.e. i do heavy squats one day, leg press one day, calves, curls, side squats, etc..
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    Jan 30, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Do you also do a legs day in addition to the one per days?
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    Jan 30, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Glad it's done something for you. I'd be concerned that you're not giving your legs a rest and recovery day.
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    To the OP - I'm surprised this technique is adding bulk to your thighs. I had a friend who's trainer had her work legs two days in a row to get the opposite effect - to slim them down by, in effect, overtraining them and shocking the muscle.

    It might be working for you because you are working the muscle in a way it isn't used to. Hey, if it is working for you, then great! Just be careful not to overtrain and injure yourself.

    BTW, what sort of reps are you doing - like in the 5 to 6 range, 12 to 15?
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    While it's working for you now it wont work for long. It could also just be an extended pump.

    Either way be sure to let your body recover adequately every few days.

    However does every day at the gym mean you go to the gym every day or every time you go to the gym for a workout?
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    Jan 31, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    Sparkycat saidDo you also do a legs day in addition to the one per days?


    Yes, I still have a regular leg day in my routines. To liltanker, no i don't go to the gym everyday. I go between 4 or 5 times a week. To sashaman, when I do these single set legs, i stay within the 6 to 8 range.

    But yes, I do wonder when that plateau will come. But hey for now, I'll keep doing this till that time.
  • metatextual

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    Jan 31, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    It's also good to incorporate your legs during daily activities as well. My walking pace is super fast and I use the stairs whenever I'm out and about. If you're waiting for transit you can also do several sets of calf raises.
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    Squat Low or go home..stretch your legs well throughout the week so you can build the flexibility to do full range of motion squats...ass to grass...your legs will grow for sure and you'll have a bubble butt icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 31, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Vdus2244 saidSquat Low or go home..stretch your legs well throughout the week so you can build the flexibility to do full range of motion squats...ass to grass...your legs will grow for sure and you'll have a bubble butt icon_razz.gif


    That's what im shooting for! i got a long way before that bubble butt!
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    Jan 31, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    Vdus2244 saidSquat Low or go home..stretch your legs well throughout the week so you can build the flexibility to do full range of motion squats...ass to grass...your legs will grow for sure and you'll have a bubble butt icon_razz.gif

    hahaha arse to grass... I really do like that saying.
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    Jan 31, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    Albeit I have them, can't give any advice, because I had big calves as a skinny little runt of a kid, now I am a man, I have calves to die for; thanks to genetics.
  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 31, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    I have the chicken leg problem too, but what doesnt help is I strained a ligament in my right knee a couple summers ago and that leg still feels weak in doing squats. I just hate doing legs in general...
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    Feb 01, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    You can get a brace to stabilize you knee during the exercises.
    Since you feel weak doing squats, start with a lower weight on the first set and make sure that your form is right.
    Do hamstring curls as well as the squats to minimize the risk of pulling a muscle.
    Stretch afterward.