Legs are flabby

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    Aug 11, 2009 7:22 AM GMT
    Been going to the gym for a while now, but rarely do muscle exercises on my legs. Mainly because I get an intense lactic acid feeling / pain if I use too much weight. At the same time my legs are flabby, have cellulite and a little bit of a fat dimple on them. I'm only 26 too, 5'9 200lb. When can I do specifically to help get rid of this? I'm doing leg curls / extensions right now, in addition to an average of 30 min of cardio.
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    Aug 11, 2009 7:57 AM GMT
    Do squats. Use light weights and higher reps. Practice good form. You can also add the leg press machine to your routine.

    What sort of cardio are you doing? I would suggest some variety. Do stair climbers in one session. For your next cardio session, try the exercise bike. And for your next cardio, try walking on the treadmill at a brisk pace.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:37 PM GMT
    Bike 2000miles in one year. Worked for me.
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    Aug 11, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    xrichx saidDo squats. Use light weights and higher reps. Practice good form. You can also add the leg press machine to your routine.

    What sort of cardio are you doing? I would suggest some variety. Do stair climbers in one session. For your next cardio session, try the exercise bike. And for your next cardio, try walking on the treadmill at a brisk pace.



    Good idea with the leg press machine. I looked at it then changed my mind, s silly as it sounds. I alternate between the elliptical machine and the treadmill. Depending on weather I will also go to the track, but that generally is the exception rather than the norm. The bike is doable.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidBike 2000miles in one year. Worked for me.


    I bet you got legs / buns of steel after that.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    xrichx saidDo squats. Use light weights and higher reps. Practice good form. You can also add the leg press machine to your routine.

    What sort of cardio are you doing? I would suggest some variety. Do stair climbers in one session. For your next cardio session, try the exercise bike. And for your next cardio, try walking on the treadmill at a brisk pace.


    Agreed!!
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    Aug 11, 2009 7:37 PM GMT
    realmac saidBeen going to the gym for a while now, but rarely do muscle exercises on my legs. Mainly because I get an intense lactic acid feeling / pain if I use too much weight. At the same time my legs are flabby, have cellulite and a little bit of a fat dimple on them. I'm only 26 too, 5'9 200lb. When can I do specifically to help get rid of this? I'm doing leg curls / extensions right now, in addition to an average of 30 min of cardio.


    The advice regarding biking is sound. Squats, or leg press, or hack squats, will help, too. Leg extensions isn't nearly enough and doesn't work your lower body to any great degree.

    Understand you didn't get out of shape in a day, nor even a week, but, through weeks, months, and years, of neglect. It takes time to become normal.
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    Aug 11, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    Realmac - you've gotten some sound and useful advice. Ignore the condascending and insulting lectures on 'normal' from internet trolls.
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    Aug 12, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    It's not normal to be out of shape and unhealthy.

    If you exercise, you'll become more normal.

    You don't get out of shape quickly, and you don't get into shape quickly. Like most things, patience, and persistence is required.

    There are folks who lash out, but, I'm a big boy, and just fine with it. It speaks volumes.
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    Aug 12, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    i think its really bad to talk of a normal
    gay people are hardly seen as normal so your considered not normal chucky stud
    there is no normal - people are who they are
    so dont worry too much about it realmac do the exercises if thats what you want if you dont dont be influenced by others and chuckystud please dont preach to people about normal it doesnt exist
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    Aug 12, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    younghorny1818 saidi think its really bad to talk of a normal
    gay people are hardly seen as normal so your considered not normal chucky stud
    there is no normal - people are who they are
    so dont worry too much about it realmac do the exercises if thats what you want if you dont dont be influenced by others and chuckystud please dont preach to people about normal it doesnt exist


    Says the little picture-less, miss-speller. LOL. We'll change the "normal" to healthy. If you're, not your, but you're (those darn four letter words), splitting hairs on this one, you have way to much time on your hands.

    Just because 49% of folks are fat asses does not make it normal. Of course, YOU KNOW (unless you're very stupid), that I meant healthy, and vibrant, when I said "normal."

    I emphasize, even to the whiners here, that change takes time, and once you decide to behave properly, those changes often are NOT immediate.

    You make a plan. You execute the plan. You repeat. Success is by design.

    Intelligence, patience, persistence, planning, focus, and the ability to change direction are critical to being successful in most any endeavor.

    In the case of the poster here, he had no plans to work his entire lower body, and core. He was just doing extensions. He had no plan for success. I'll say again, it will take time to become normal. The plan needs to be made, and executed. Patience and sound planning are crucial.
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    Aug 12, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    ok accepted
    but you still should have said fitter as opposed to normal which suggests a normal is the ideal which clearly for every guy here it is not
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    Aug 31, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    Legs are getting less flabby. Still need to work on my gut though.
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    Aug 31, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Jump rope.