Chicken legs

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    Feb 15, 2013 7:35 AM GMT
    I'm wondering if the following is a uniquely Australian gym phenomenon or if it happens in other countries too?

    We seem to have legions of guys with hyper developed upper bodies and skinny hairless chicken legs, they look ridiculous. Never once do you see these guys doing leg work. I know for the majority of these guys its all about getting "HUGE", it seems at the expense of their legs matching their overall proportions.

    I do my squats and lunges etc almost religiously and constantly have people looking at me like I'm mental for doing leg exercises...

    Am I one of very few doing leg work on a regular basis??
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    Feb 15, 2013 8:28 AM GMT
    It seems to be the norm everywhere. I dread doing legs but I still do them on a regular basis. People hardly touch the squat rack at my gym and I feel like the odd man out when I'm doing walking lunges and everyone is doing biceps and chest lol.

    But I'm pretty sure some people prioritize looks than the overall affect of exercising the whole body. To each his own.
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
    Guilty as charged this week --back to leg day once a week starting Sunday.
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    See so many of these guys at my gym as well. They have great pecs and arms but then do no exercises for legs at all. I'm built the opposite, legs developed quickly but arms and pecs are fighting against me to increase in mass. Ugh.

    I'm a leg and butt man, so those are things I like to check out first. Nothing worse than seeing a hot guy with no ass or leg definition.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    Aren't legs important in general for just boosting your test since they are such a large muscle group? It will help benefit growth in your other areas as well. At least that's how I convince myself I need to do them haha.
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    soulman1969 saidSee so many of these guys at my gym as well. They have great pecs and arms but then do no exercises for legs at all. I'm built the opposite, legs developed quickly but arms and pecs are fighting against me to increase in mass. Ugh.

    I'm a leg and butt man, so those are things I like to check out first. Nothing worse than seeing a hot guy with no ass or leg definition.icon_lol.gif


    me too no one ever seems to do legs and me too on being a leg and butt man nothing sexier
  • cnagy1

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    Feb 15, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    We do almost half and half at my gym. I have a trainer for upper body and a different trainer for legs. I do abs on both training sessions.
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:20 PM GMT
    I love my legs. Prob my most worked out body part.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 15, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Yeah, that's everywhere. And I hate doing legs, too. But I've also about decided that to some extent, it's genetic. I see some pretty impressive work being done by guys on their legs and they still look small by comparison to their upper bodies. I wonder if leg muscle mass develops differently based on generations and generations. Runners vs farmers over the last thirty thousand years?
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 15, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    It's easier to ignore weaknesses and focus on strengths. I like to think you're only as strong as your weakest link and start by focusing on the where you need it the most. I think it's more balanced and leads to more aesthetically pleasing results.
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    It's Australia. They're called "emu legs" icon_lol.gif

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    Feb 15, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidIt's easier to ignore weaknesses and focus on strengths. I like to think you're only as strong as your weakest link and start by focusing on the where you need it the most. I think it's more balanced and leads to more aesthetically pleasing results.


    Put this on a t-shirt!
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
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    Gross
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    gayusasian82 said
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    the legs of this chicken look better than the other parts lol
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    chicken legs are great to eat not so much to look at

    it seems like at my gym, the only guys doing legs are over 30, all the kiddies cannot be bothered and thats why they always cover up their legs with track pants. Just do not understand why they cannot put the hard work in to have a proportionate body.
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    Feb 15, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidchicken legs are great to eat not so much to look at

    it seems like at my gym, the only guys doing legs are over 30, all the kiddies cannot be bothered and thats why they always cover up their legs with track pants. Just do not understand why they cannot put the hard work in to have a proportionate body.


    +1, I seen more and more at my gym, like they want to impress the 'girls' just with the upper body, but it is so disproportionedicon_rolleyes.gif
  • KZNindian

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    Feb 15, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    Jewlicious said
    gayusasian82 said
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    the legs of this chicken look better than the other parts lol


    Blah ..I feel like eating KFC now
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    Feb 15, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    i split between my campus gym and goodlife, and i can definitely say this is a huge trend at the gym on campus- all the college boys wanna look puffed and ripped up top for the girls. but i can't help laugh in my head when i see their barely-worked legs or torso. i mean, its just the funniest looking thing!

    really, these boys should be working their legs as working bigger muscles means more testosterone is released, benefitting development in their prized pecs and biceps.
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    Feb 15, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    They're also known as crab legs. Some guys just don't like working on their lower extremeties (e.g., legs, glutes, quads) because it's particularly painful. For others it's simply genetics.
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    It's tough being 6'2" with my legs being almost 50% of my height. My strength is similar and sometimes even superior to the strength from guys with bulkier legs in my gym, but since they are shorter, they have the benefit of having more buff with less strength.

    But worse than having thin legs is having to stand the condescending advice from (shorter) people who look at me and think I need to work them out better... as if I had started training yesterday...

    Below average genetics + Above average effort = Average results
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    I work with a guy that is built like a brick shit house from the waist up. Huge chest & arms...ripped! From the waist down he looks like a teenage boy....so ridiculous!
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    This kid, Taylor, was at the gym the other day, talking to Mark and me. He suddenly says "Dude! Your hamstrings are HUGE. They swoop across the back of your legs." I said, don't wanta' look like a girly man. That's why they're called leg biceps." and I giggled. (I giggle at everything.)

    I can't imagine not doing legs. Eek.

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    Feb 16, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    bachian saidIt's tough being 6'2" with my legs being almost 50% of my height. My strength is similar and sometimes even superior to the strength from guys with bulkier legs in my gym, but since they are shorter, they have the benefit of having more buff with less strength.

    But worse than having thin legs is having to stand the condescending advice from (shorter) people who look at me and think I need to work them out better... as if I had started training yesterday...

    Below average genetics + Above average effort = Average results


    Leverage is big thing. If you're taller, it can be a lot harder to look "big" but folks do it. Calories are your best friend.
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    Chicken does sound good, actually.