Leg Day is my favorite day...

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    Feb 06, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    But it's hilarious how many guys I see at my university gym have chicken legs, but their upper body is jacked. Seriously, how could anyone NOT like to train their legs? There's nothing sexier than a pair of muscular calves and thighs. If I was reckless enough, I would just do the opposite of most guys and train my legs all day, every day! So with that being said, I leave y'all with a few funny pictures.

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    Feb 06, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
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    Feb 06, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    People keep reposting those pics, but I find it hard to believe that anybody would do that to themselves on purpose. It looks more like some sort of medical problem. When i was a kid, it would have been no question - you'd assume those guys had polio.
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    Feb 06, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidPeople keep reposting those pics, but I find it hard to believe that anybody would do that to themselves on purpose. It looks more like some sort of medical problem. When i was a kid, it would have been no question - you'd assume those guys had polio.
    First pic is real. Second and third pics are Photoshopped to exaggerate the imbalance.

    There are a few guys at my gym that are juicing. And they have ridiculously huge upper bodies, but not so big legs. They always wear long gym shorts. They think the shorts help cover up their skinny legs. But in reality, it creates a draping effect and it makes their skinny legs stand out even more. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 06, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    Legs and core, 4-5x/week.

    Upper body, 2-3x/week.

    But that's just me. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 06, 2013 11:56 AM GMT
    I don't mind leg day, but I miss upper body days. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
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    Feb 06, 2013 12:06 PM GMT
    Leg days are now twice a week for me since I got so addicted to it. I used to work it out once a week but I decided to take it up a notch. I feel so horned up after working out my legs, its crazy! lol
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    Feb 06, 2013 12:07 PM GMT
    Btw, the guy in the second pic was a marine who was paralyzed from the waist down which is why his legs are so skinny.
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    Feb 06, 2013 1:06 PM GMT
    I technically do legs twice a week. My calves aren't the biggest but my thighs are pretty massive, then again I am not the biggest guy in the upper department so I don't think I have chicken legs.
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    Feb 06, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    I hate leg days, but work them twice a week.
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    Feb 06, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    LOVE leg days....between spinning, body pump and actual leg days work em at least 6x week
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    Feb 06, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    I've grown to love leg day! I use to hate it.
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    Feb 06, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    I hate doing resistance training for my legs, so the only leg "work" I do is cardio. But I have an excuse: my legs are naturally massive, and working them would cause them to grow too much.
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    Feb 06, 2013 2:05 PM GMT
    I'll take big muscled thighs and bubble butt over biceps any day. Don't skip leg day!
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    Feb 06, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    I'm dead after leg day... but I love the results !
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    Feb 06, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    I call them "crab legs". I agree that far too many men concentrate on their upper bodies to the exclusion of their quads and calves.
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    Feb 06, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
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    I saw this guy, it's from the Gay Pride parade in London. He's really really hot, but yeah his legs could do with some more work.

    I love training my legs, I wish my upper body could catch up a bit now though!! I have to say that I do appreciate a good pair of legs but to me a good upper body is better, it's more obvious/on show too.
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    Feb 06, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    I hate leg days. But did them yesterday.

    I did 80 squats with a 35 lb kettle bell, 20 lunches wiht 20lb dumbells, calf raises and leg extensions. I usually do seated leg presses but ALL 3 machines were broken. I do legs once a week. What else should I add?
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    Feb 06, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    I've been doing a program of one leg exercise each gym day as a warmup. One day it'll be squats, next day leg extention machiene, third day deadlifts and so on. Seems to be workin for me.

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    Feb 06, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    I love 3RM leg day. It hurts so good.

    Oddly, leg day makes me feel really testosteroney. Don't know specifically what it is though.

  • Feb 06, 2013 3:20 PM GMT
    Since May-October is marathon season for me, I put a lot of emphasis into leg day - almost too much. But every year that I've been running, I learn something new and doing lots of squats, hamstrings, outer/inner thigh, glute kick, etc...really works. I'm up and moving after a marathon - ten years ago I went right to bed afterwards! Upper body is tough in that I don't get the same sweat, or rush I get from legs.

    I also see a lot of younger guys totally misusing the equipment and with horrible form - I would have thought that since fitness is common knowledge now, people would know what happens if you throw heavy weights around or grunt like you're about to go into labor. I just roll my eyes and go back to what I was doing. Gotta say this though...any attraction I had for young straight athletic types...spend ten minutes in the locker room near their dirty clothes and I guarantee that smell of rotten eggs and dead rats will cure you completely!

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    Dallasfan824 saidI hate leg days. But did them yesterday.

    I did 80 squats with a 35 lb kettle bell, 20 lunches wiht 20lb dumbells, calf raises and leg extensions. I usually do seated leg presses but ALL 3 machines were broken. I do legs once a week. What else should I add?


    Hi Dallas,
    A few things you could add, depending on your workout space...if you have an exercise ball, place that against the wall and put your back against it, doing squats. Also, lay on the floor...place your ball under your heels, lift your butt so you have that 'bridge' and keeping your abs and butt contracted, roll that ball towards you (think of it as a leg curl). The last one that I added is to lay on your side, start with a light weight resting on your outer leg, and do some leg lifts laying on your sides (outer thighs will feel this!) and then roll onto your back, lift your legs up and do some inner thigh scissor crosses.

    Hope this helps!

    J
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    Feb 06, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    I do legs once a week, but also do lots of walking.

    Once a month I do the 520-rep leg workout from bodybuilding.com, a superset of leg press and calf raises on the angled leg press machine. Start with 50 reps at a light weight, then 40 reps with a heaier weight, etc, until you do 10 supersets (5 sets increasing weight and lesser reps, then 5 sets of decreasing weight and higher reps).

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    Feb 06, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    Love leg day as well


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    Feb 06, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI hate leg days. But did them yesterday.

    I did 80 squats with a 35 lb kettle bell, 20 lunches wiht 20lb dumbells, calf raises and leg extensions. I usually do seated leg presses but ALL 3 machines were broken. I do legs once a week. What else should I add?


    I am sure you meant 20 LUNGES, but the typo gave me a smile. icon_smile.gif

    Any deadlifts in your routine?