so is this bull shit?

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    Jul 29, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    ive heard it many times before

    usually comes up with people that are soley intrested in upper body growth

    but does working out your legs make ur arms bigger?

    im sure you've heard it before but where does the truth if any lie in that statement?

    who will get better upperbody results...

    the guy duin 5/5 upperbody workouts

    or

    the guy duin 4/5 upper body and 1/5 lowerbody?

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    Jul 29, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    your legs are largest muscle group, when you work your legs it causes your body to release more hormones which enhances muscle development when you also work out the rest of your body.

    working out the upper body only still causes a hormone release but not in as greater quantities as when you include your legs also
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    You shouldn't neglect your lower body. Even if you're a runner. I run 4 - 5 days a week. But I still do leg work in the gym once a week. Does it help with my upper body development? I don't know really. Because I've always done both upper and lower body workouts.

    But I do have to say that I see a lot guys in the gym with killer upper bodies, but with toothpick legs. So, your results may vary.
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    Jul 29, 2009 6:54 AM GMT
    The biggest turn off is chicken legs. Don't do it.
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    Jul 29, 2009 9:43 AM GMT
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    Realjock article:

    Beef up your chicken legs
    By Stephen Kelly

    Excerpt:

    "Not only that, it's not good for your overall physical health. Building and maintaining strong legs and a properly proportioned body shape will help you avoid injury, stabilizing and protecting the muscles of the knees and ankles. Better yet, building a stronger lower region will also strengthen your core region, protecting your lower back. And last but not least, your legs contain some of the largest muscles in the body, and strengthening them through weight lifting helps boost fat-burning metabolic rates."
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    Jul 29, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    TrowelMonger saidThe biggest turn off is chicken legs. Don't do it.


    Dammit, Trowel, stop looking in my bedroom window! icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    There are two brothers who work out at my gym who have HUGE upper bodies (I'm convinced one of them's juicing, but that's a different story), but little itty bitty tiny legs and calves. One's ass is pretty nice, the other one looks like the back end of a frog when you hold it up (ie he's got NO buns). It looks pretty damn funny, and not very sexy.
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    Jul 29, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    if you want to work out regularly, its pretty much a given that you should include your lower body. Working out your upper alot will let your legs improve a little via those hormones but for substantial results you should work them out
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    Jul 29, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    I believe it was a Harvard or Yale study from ~7-8 years ago, maybe less which stated that adding a lower body workout to your regular weekly cycle will enhance results to all over the body. As stated previously, the added testosterone release from a large muscle group not only boosts performance but also viewable results.

    I will ask my PT and Kines friends if they remember the bibliographical information. I remember hearing about it in an Exercise Kines class from undergrad and also from my own Physical Therapist.
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    Jul 29, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    I'm a sprinter,

    when i am in the gym, 4/5 times i am working MY LOWER BODY

    where the hell did you guys get off assuming that i was solely working my upper body

    not worried about chiken legs not worried about the size of my ass

    jeez

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    Jul 29, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidyour legs are largest muscle group, when you work your legs it causes your body to release more hormones which enhances muscle development when you also work out the rest of your body.

    working out the upper body only still causes a hormone release but not in as greater quantities as when you include your legs also


    I think your answer is in Tanker's post.
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    Jul 29, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    track_boi saidI'm a sprinter,

    when i am in the gym, 4/5 times i am working MY LOWER BODY

    where the hell did you guys get off assuming that i was solely working my upper body

    not worried about chiken legs not worried about the size of my ass

    jeez


    I re-read the thread and don't see anyone accusing you for not working your lower half, in fact I see 3-4 flat out responses to your initial question of who will have better results. Of course there are other response that just say "do legs" but a couple of us demonstrated the link between lower body workouts and upper body gains.
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    Jul 29, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    Dumbest thing I've ever heard.

    It's like saying squeezing your ass cheeks when you fart will will improve your jawline. Gotta be doing both upper and lower body to get the full package and neither really seems to affect the way the other looks (unless looked at as a "full package").

    Here's the secret to getting big: lift light, four to eight sets, 8+ reps, get pumped, and eat like a pig. Works equally as well on upper body as it does lower body (though lower body responds better with more reps). Throw in some heavy weight every now and then to keep your strength up and keep your attachments strong.

    I've known guys with huge upper bodies and no legs who can out-bench just about anyone, but let's face it, they look like shit because they got girly calves.

    Work out both, makes you hotter.
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    Jul 29, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    track_boi saidive heard it many times before

    usually comes up with people that are soley intrested in upper body growth

    but does working out your legs make ur arms bigger?

    im sure you've heard it before but where does the truth if any lie in that statement?

    who will get better upperbody results...

    the guy duin 5/5 upperbody workouts

    or

    the guy duin 4/5 upper body and 1/5 lowerbody?



    Neither workout makes any sense.
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    Jul 30, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    thanks
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    Jul 30, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    flex89 saidDumbest thing I've ever heard.

    I believe what is in question here is not the suggested best workout for an overall package, but the age-old myth that people propagate in order to get men to do lower body workouts.

    The myth holds truth. There is a direct corollary between the added testosterone release from such a large muscle group which aids in muscle growth for other types of muscle groups. The study, however, also included that the reverse is true as well that any upper body workout, will in turn, increase testosterone release which will aid in muscle development of the leg muscles if you so choose to exercise them.

    It is one of those myths that is completely taken out of context and used to sell something else.
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    Jul 30, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    flex89 said It's like saying squeezing your ass cheeks when you fart will will improve your jawline.


    hmmm... if only...
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    Jul 30, 2009 6:13 AM GMT
    the first thanks was sarcastic

    this second one is legit, thanks Pinny