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    Apr 26, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    So I have a problem...
    My lower body is far more muscular than my upper body so I'm not sure what I should do.
    Let's say my body consists of a ratio of 1:2 (Upper:Lower) should I work out my upper body twice as hard as my lower body or my lower body half as hard as my upper body. By that I mean... should I increase the amount of stress I place on my upper body and maintain my lower body routine as is- or maintain my current upper body routine and cut back on my lower body?
    I'm worried that if I work them both the same amount one (lower) will much faster than the other because it is naturally more muscular.
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    Apr 26, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    It's hard to make a call unless we see what you look like.
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    Apr 26, 2010 9:49 PM GMT

    I don't know if I'd feel comfortable doing that. icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    well... what kind of pictures are you guys asking for? icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    A1EX saidwell... what kind of pictures are you guys asking for? icon_sad.gif
    Anything that shows an accurate shape of your full body. Form fitting clothes will work.
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    Apr 27, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    A1EX saidwell... what kind of pictures are you guys asking for? icon_sad.gif

    Stick ya self in a pair of close fitting shorts that show off ya legs, take your shirt off, stand infront of a mirror, take a photo, close your eyes and post what comes out
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    Apr 27, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    A1EX saidwell... what kind of pictures are you guys asking for? icon_sad.gif

    Stick ya self in a pair of close fitting shorts that show off ya legs, take your shirt off, stand infront of a mirror, take a photo, close your eyes and post what comes out

    This.

    It sucks, even if you don't like what you see...but no one can give you good advice if they don't know what they're exactly seeing in their head.
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    Apr 27, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev said

    This.

    It sucks, even if you don't like what you see...but no one can give you good advice if they don't know what they're exactly seeing in their head.
    I still haven't seen a shirtless pic of you.icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    um i don't think you need a pic to get advice from people. (need we be that shallow to demand a picture in order to help someone?)

    obviously you think your lower body is fine where it is and you need to work on your upper body. Pretty simple.. i'd say to maintain what your doing with your lower body, and increase the effort you put in to build/improve your upper body, but do it smart. Allow for proper rest and don't neglect other body parts, hence why i would say to simply maintain lower body, and don't forget about core work either.

    Test yourself and see how well things go. If your not seeing any results or finding things aren't working as planned, try something else and you can always go back to how you were doing things before.
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    Apr 27, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    zsocerstar saidum i don't think you need a pic to get advice from people. (need we be that shallow to demand a picture in order to help someone?)

    obviously you think your lower body is fine where it is and you need to work on your upper body. Pretty simple.. i'd say to maintain what your doing with your lower body, and increase the effort you put in to build/improve your upper body, but do it smart. Allow for proper rest and don't neglect other body parts, hence why i would say to simply maintain lower body, and don't forget about core work either.

    Test yourself and see how well things go. If your not seeing any results or finding things aren't working as planned, try something else and you can always go back to how you were doing things before.


    Glad I ran into your post! I almost did something I'd soon regret. icon_razz.gif

    Shame on you all!

    What do you mean by do it smart? How would I divide this up? Is there a sample routine? icon_smile.gif
  • ohioguy12

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    Apr 27, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    am I the only one expected a totally different topic? ;)
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    Apr 27, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidam I the only one expected a totally different topic? ;)


    yeah i totally came in here with a dirty mind.
  • AlexGuess

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    Apr 27, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    Tehee, dirty me.
  • gumbosolo

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    Apr 27, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    Yeah, Mr. A1EX knows what kind of titles get folks to click. Are you in marketing by any chance?
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    Apr 27, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    sublstyley said
    ohioguy12 saidam I the only one expected a totally different topic? ;)


    yeah i totally came in here with a dirty mind.


    U guys must be in ur early twentiesicon_lol.gif
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    Apr 27, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    masculine31 said
    sublstyley said
    ohioguy12 saidam I the only one expected a totally different topic? ;)


    yeah i totally came in here with a dirty mind.


    U guys must be in ur early twentiesicon_lol.gif


    I came in here thinking itll be different too..

    and I'm not in my early 20's lol...
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    Apr 27, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    you could always take the pic and cut your head off in editing.... it is much easier to know with a pic.
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    Apr 27, 2010 7:39 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidam I the only one expected a totally different topic? ;)


    no....
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    Apr 27, 2010 11:50 AM GMT
    Live and learn.

    Lostboy saidyou could always take the pic and cut your head off in editing.... it is much easier to know with a pic.

    Trying to lead by example? icon_wink.gif

    I'm just going to follow zsocerstar's advice. He seems pretty confident.


    Thanks guys.
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    Apr 27, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    Okay I just got back from the gym..... It's not that I'm happy with the way my legs look- I just don't want the to get larger (faster) than the rest of my body...
    Today I was working my back/biceps and I dropped down the weight and increased the number of reps to 12- I normally do 8, which I read was optimal in one book... but that wasn't working- so hopefully 12 reps with a lighter weight- greater control and focus- will help.
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    Apr 27, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    Boy, you're a mess aren't you? 181 at 5'9" and you consider yourself over-weight.

    Only a few would advise you regarding symmetry giving the scant information given. If you look at your pictures, there's nothing that shows what you look like from top to bottom.

    2/3 of your lean muscle mass is in your legs. That's how it is. If you continue to work your upper body it will come along.
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    Apr 27, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidBoy, you're a mess aren't you? 181 at 5'9" and you consider yourself over-weight.

    Only a few would advise you regarding symmetry giving the scant information given. If you look at your pictures, there's nothing that shows what you look like from top to bottom.

    2/3 of your lean muscle mass is in your legs. That's how it is. If you continue to work your upper body it will come along.


    lol- Yes yes. It's partially a joke. icon_razz.gif ...partially.

    But thanks. I will work hard and eat right!
  • HOTWEILLER

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    May 04, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    eat right = my problem.
  • EricLA

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    May 04, 2010 6:32 AM GMT
    Well, since we both live in Los Angeles, I'm happy to act as an impartial Real Jock inspector. You could show me your legs and your upper body and I could report back here.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jul 21, 2010 9:09 AM GMT
    if u r not happy with your upper body then work it more. still work the lower body butr the only way the upper is going to get better is if u work it more and keepchanging up what u do. other wise the muscles get use to it and nothing.