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    I've been going to the gym for about 2 months now. My upper body seems to be coming along fine but my legs are still on the skinny side. (HATE that soo much)..

    I have to take protein shakes or Cyclone from Maximuscle as I've got such a high metabolic rate. Literally burns everything I eat into micro dust

    How do I sort this out and when will I see results? 4 weeks?

    HELP!!! :eek:
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    Squat.

    What's your routine like?
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    SQUAT.

    Smack... Your sig... At first I was like, lol, then I was like, wtf? :lolwut:
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    Some peopel can never get decent legs- especially calves. Calf size is genrally inherited- atleast your potential size is. I've always noticed since i was like 8 that my legs were bigger than everyone else's i played football with, and i am slim, with a very high metabolic rate.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Squat.

    What's your routine like?
    I tend to concentrate on Calves on Mon/Fri & Squats for my thigh's on Tue/Thur... Doesnt help.. I'm so bumped cause I wanna be able to wear shorts in Summer lol.

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    Calf size is genrally inherited- atleast your potential size is. I've always noticed since i was like 8 that my legs were bigger than everyone else's i played football with, and i am slim, with a very high metabolic rate.
    Really? So no matter what I might not be able to get decent sized legs? I don't want to be massive... Just big enough to feel like my height n weight (muscle weight) match evenly really...
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I tend to concentrate on Calves on Mon/Fri & Squats for my thigh's on Tue/Thur... Doesnt help.. I'm so bumped cause I wanna be able to wear shorts in Summer lol.



    Really? So no matter what I might not be able to get decent sized legs? I don't want to be massive... Just big enough to feel like my height n weight (muscle weight) match evenly really...
    how much do you squat and deadlift?
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    (Original post by 7777777)
    how much do you squat and deadlift?

    I use the crapy calf machine in my gym and lift 60kg. 4 Sets, 12 reps. (Or I try)

    Deadlifts I haven't even begun yet. The squat machine I use I lift one leg at a time which is supposed to be better than doing both. 37.5kg. 4 Sets, 10 reps

    I do hear that free weights are better for you and you see a lot more faster? True/False?
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I use the crapy calf machine in my gym and lift 60kg. 4 Sets, 12 reps. (Or I try)

    Deadlifts I haven't even begun yet. The squat machine I use I lift one leg at a time which is supposed to be better than doing both. 37.5kg. 4 Sets, 10 reps

    I do hear that free weights are better for you and you see a lot more faster? True/False?
    Definitely true. Stop using the machines and start squatting. If you're eating right and you squat your quads WILL get bigger, and pretty quickly too.
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    (Original post by sam188)
    Some peopel can never get decent legs- especially calves. Calf size is genrally inherited- atleast your potential size is. I've always noticed since i was like 8 that my legs were bigger than everyone else's i played football with, and i am slim, with a very high metabolic rate.
    This guy speaks truth.

    I always had larger legs from playing sports/running/skateboarding when I was younger, and going to the gym only accelerated their growth even more. On the flip side, I've seen guys who have been going hard in the gym for months, and their legs are still like swan necks.
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I use the crapy calf machine in my gym and lift 60kg. 4 Sets, 12 reps. (Or I try)

    Deadlifts I haven't even begun yet. The squat machine I use I lift one leg at a time which is supposed to be better than doing both. 37.5kg. 4 Sets, 10 reps

    I do hear that free weights are better for you and you see a lot more faster? True/False?
    Your not bulking your legs cos they are your legs, they're not tiny, so you need to be moving a load more weight.

    Free weights are better, yes. Why not do ws4sb? or starting strength
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    i was reading an article, and seeminly people dont see any gains in there overall muscle mass, becuase of there dire legs. By having skiny legs your less likely to be bigger in healthy mass overall.
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I use the crapy calf machine in my gym and lift 60kg. 4 Sets, 12 reps. (Or I try)

    Deadlifts I haven't even begun yet. The squat machine I use I lift one leg at a time which is supposed to be better than doing both. 37.5kg. 4 Sets, 10 reps

    I do hear that free weights are better for you and you see a lot more faster? True/False?
    We've diagnosed your problem.

    Squat!

    None of this poofy useless machines. Put the bar on your neck and bend your knees!
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    (Original post by iamkund)
    I've seen guys who have been going hard in the gym for months, and their legs are still like swan necks.
    LOL... not nice!!!


    Ok squats n free weights it is.. I'll give it 4 weeks and I'll see.
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    What's your diet like?

    And why only four weeks?? It's going to take longer than that to see proper results.
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    LOL... not nice!!!


    Ok squats n free weights it is.. I'll give it 4 weeks and I'll see.
    4 weeks? best be squattin 3 times a week then
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I have to take protein shakes or Cyclone from Maximuscle as I've got such a high metabolic rate. Literally burns everything I eat into micro dust
    I'm calling BS here - your routine is crap and I'm betting your diet isn't much better.

    It isn't a miracle or the dreaded 'ultra high metabolism' that's the reason why your legs aren't gaining strength and/or size.

    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    The squat machine I use I lift one leg at a time which is supposed to be better than doing both. 37.5kg. 4 Sets, 10 reps
    1) You aren't sqatting, deadlifting and/or lunging.

    2) You're shifting hardly any weight on the exercises that you do do.

    3) It wouldn't surprise me if you weren't doing a full range of motion.

    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I do hear that free weights are better for you and you see a lot more faster? True/False?
    True.

    1) Get on a decent routine

    2) Sort your diet out

    3) Improve your lifts significantly
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    Big guy who squats
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    (Original post by T DuDe R3B3L)
    I've been going to the gym for about 2 months now. My upper body seems to be coming along fine but my legs are still on the skinny side. (HATE that soo much)..

    I have to take protein shakes or Cyclone from Maximuscle as I've got such a high metabolic rate. Literally burns everything I eat into micro dust

    How do I sort this out and when will I see results? 4 weeks?

    HELP!!! :eek:
    SKINNY + MAXIMUSCLE = (****** DIET AND ROUTINE)^2
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    (Original post by sam188)
    Some peopel can never get decent legs- especially calves. Calf size is genrally inherited- atleast your potential size is. I've always noticed since i was like 8 that my legs were bigger than everyone else's i played football with, and i am slim, with a very high metabolic rate.
    Rubbish, absolute rubbish, you must fail hard in the gym. Impressive legs can be constructed, just like any other bodypart. In fact, when I see skinny legs its a good sign that one is not performing well enough in the gym. Bad genetics get blamed for alot of things but in reality, they're rarely the problem.

    OP, stay away from idiotic comments like this, the problem is most people dont understand that the legs are vastly different to the upper body. The legs are already used to a certain volume of work from supporting your body weight as you stand, walk, climb stairs, etc. Further, the actual composition of muscle fibers is different, having a higher percentage of red slow-twitch fibers that are more suited to endurance than toward short bursts of power like a low-rep set of squats with a heavy weight. What does this mean? The legs can take a lot of work compared to muscle groups like the chest or biceps, and in fact, without an adequate amount of work, you can’t expect to see gains. Say you're doing 10-15 sets at the moment, up it to 20. And the reps need to be a mix of high and low. You can go as low as sets of five reps, and as high as 50 or more. The quads, in particular, seem to really respond to occasional shock treatment workouts of 30 to 40 sets and reps that can go as high as 100.

    Its a great philosophy which guys like Platz and Priest would advocate heavily. You also shouldn't worry about overtraining legs. Due to their unique nature, I don’t think it’s even possible to do, at least in one workout. Considering you are giving your legs a full week, or 168 hours to recover, whatever damage you manage to inflict in that workout will be repaired in that amount of time. With all this in mind, here’s a leg workout you can start following immediately. Stay with it just the way I have outlined it, I follow it myself, and I guarantee that your legs will start catching up to your upper body in no time. You may choose to break up quads and hams into two separate sessions if it is convenient, to better allow you to focus on each individually.

    Leg extensions
    5 sets of 20, 20, 15, 15, 12 reps

    Squats
    6 sets of 20, 20, 15, 15, 12, 8 reps

    Leg press
    5 sets of 20, 15, 10, 8, 30 reps

    Hack squats
    5 sets of 20, 20, 15, 12, 8 reps

    Stiff-leg deadlifts
    6 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps

    Lying leg curl
    6 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps

    Standing leg curl
    6 sets (each leg) 8-12 reps
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    (Original post by Bishamon)
    Rubbish, absolute rubbish, you must fail hard in the gym. Impressive legs can be constructed, just like any other bodypart. In fact, when I see skinny legs its a good sign that one is not performing well enough in the gym. Bad genetics get blamed for alot of things but in reality, they're rarely the problem.

    OP, stay away from idiotic comments like this, the problem is most people dont understand that the legs are vastly different to the upper body. The legs are already used to a certain volume of work from supporting your body weight as you stand, walk, climb stairs, etc. Further, the actual composition of muscle fibers is different, having a higher percentage of red slow-twitch fibers that are more suited to endurance than toward short bursts of power like a low-rep set of squats with a heavy weight. What does this mean? The legs can take a lot of work compared to muscle groups like the chest or biceps, and in fact, without an adequate amount of work, you can’t expect to see gains. Say you're doing 10-15 sets at the moment, up it to 20. And the reps need to be a mix of high and low. You can go as low as sets of five reps, and as high as 50 or more. The quads, in particular, seem to really respond to occasional shock treatment workouts of 30 to 40 sets and reps that can go as high as 100.

    Its a great philosophy which guys like Platz and Priest would advocate heavily. You also shouldn't worry about overtraining legs. Due to their unique nature, I don’t think it’s even possible to do, at least in one workout. Considering you are giving your legs a full week, or 168 hours to recover, whatever damage you manage to inflict in that workout will be repaired in that amount of time. With all this in mind, here’s a leg workout you can start following immediately. Stay with it just the way I have outlined it, I follow it myself, and I guarantee that your legs will start catching up to your upper body in no time. You may choose to break up quads and hams into two separate sessions if it is convenient, to better allow you to focus on each individually.

    Leg extensions
    5 sets of 20, 20, 15, 15, 12 reps

    Squats
    6 sets of 20, 20, 15, 15, 12, 8 reps

    Leg press
    5 sets of 20, 15, 10, 8, 30 reps

    Hack squats
    5 sets of 20, 20, 15, 12, 8 reps

    Stiff-leg deadlifts
    6 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps

    Lying leg curl
    6 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps

    Standing leg curl
    6 sets (each leg) 8-12 reps


    So why do you think some body builders have tiny legs lol? You my friend are an idiot for not understanding my point. Why do you think some people have ridiculously tiny legs while othes have ridiculously larger legs? It's all genetics my friend, all genetics.....
 
 
 
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