Creating symmetry

  1. Creating symmetry


    Hey guys,
    I'm currently sitting at 5'11 and around 188 on a bulk. I notice that my legs are slightly bigger in proportion to my upper body. My legs are 24" while my arms are 14.5". My arms aren't that small, but my chest and back make my legs look so much bigger than my upper body. I have heard a lot of stuff about you need to work legs to grow other muscles. I was wondering if I could stop training legs for a bit to allow my upper to catch up. Should I train legs less often like very other week? Or not at all. Thanks for the help


  2. are you sure youre not just fat? whats youre bf at? 14.5' arms arnt that big on 5'11 188lbs

    sry if it sounds mean, just tryin to get some details

  3. Quote Originally Posted by ThunderHumper
    are you sure youre not just fat? whats youre bf at? 14.5' arms arnt that big on 5'11 188lbs

    sry if it sounds mean, just tryin to get some details
    Strong this. I have 14.9 and 14.6 cold and my arms are in no way large and weigh ~25 lbs leas than you....

    And my legs are slightly larger....
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by ThunderHumper View Post
    are you sure youre not just fat? whats youre bf at? 14.5' arms arnt that big on 5'11 188lbs

    sry if it sounds mean, just tryin to get some details
    beat me to it. also not trying to sound mean but worry about getting in shape first then put on some size and then you can worry about symmetry issues. and I wouldnt call 5'11 and 188 fat, maybe skinnyfat but not really fat. now as for symmetry issues my left lat inserts a good inch higher than my right looks kind of goofy but not a whole lot that can be done

    also don't stop training legs especially if you're only rollin on 24"s hell my calves are a good 25" and last I checked upper legs were 27.5" also you're legs are supposed to be a good deal bigger than your arms mine sit at 16.5 and 16 cold 18 and 18.5 with a pump and don't look overly disproportionate to my lower body

  5. Not fat at all. And sorry I don't weight 188 that was just a reading from a stupid scale. I'm around 183.5 as of this morning. Here's a photo

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    Ill get a better set of photos soon

  6. There are only two major muscles in the arms (each with multiple heads) + a few synergistic muscles. Then your legs have ALOT of muscles (Quads which is four major muscles, Hamstring group, adductors, abductors etc.) so would you not expect your legs to have more growth potential than your arms?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz
    There are only two major muscles in the arms (each with multiple heads) + a few synergistic muscles. Then your legs have ALOT of muscles (Quads which is four major muscles, Hamstring group, adductors, abductors etc.) so would you not expect your legs to have more growth potential than your arms?
    Yes but I'm talking in proportions here. You completely avoided the question. To bring up upper body relative to lower should I stop legs or just decrease frequency

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz
    There are only two major muscles in the arms (each with multiple heads) + a few synergistic muscles. Then your legs have ALOT of muscles (Quads which is four major muscles, Hamstring group, adductors, abductors etc.) so would you not expect your legs to have more growth potential than your arms?
    You didn't answer the question I'm talking about proportions here

  9. Quote Originally Posted by mdigregori

    Yes but I'm talking in proportions here. You completely avoided the question. To bring up upper body relative to lower should I stop legs or just decrease frequency
    You aren't disproportionate.

  10. **** you really dont look 188 pounds(no insult intended)

  11. Quote Originally Posted by thyrod
    **** you really dont look 188 pounds(no insult intended)
    i agree here. you look 165 to tell you the truth. your legs must be huge or something. thatnpicture doesnt really help with your question too much. but you arnt fat lol so point proven on that part

  12. Quote Originally Posted by ThunderHumper

    i agree here. you look 165 to tell you the truth. your legs must be huge or something. thatnpicture doesnt really help with your question too much. but you arnt fat lol so point proven on that part
    His legs are apparently smaller than mine according to his original post....

  13. Don't stop training legs they are not out of proportion with your upper body, if anything train them and everything else even harder

  14. Quote Originally Posted by mdigregori View Post
    Yes but I'm talking in proportions here. You completely avoided the question. To bring up upper body relative to lower should I stop legs or just decrease frequency
    No. If you are that concerned then increase frequency (while simultaneously dropping volume) or increase volume of upper body work. But you arnt out of proportion

  15. Not 188. I usually fluctuate around 180. Legs are 24". I am also 5' 11" so if I was 165 I would be skinny as hell. I also have a wide frame

  16. Quote Originally Posted by mdigregori
    Not 188. I usually fluctuate around 180. Legs are 24". I am also 5' 11" so if I was 165 I would be skinny as hell. I also have a wide frame
    I am 5'10" 165 and have bigger arms and legs.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick

    I am 5'10" 165 and have bigger arms and legs.
    Somehow I find this hard to believe. How big is your waist. I have a 33/34" waist

  18. Quote Originally Posted by mdigregori

    Somehow I find this hard to believe. How big is your waist. I have a 33/34" waist
    33.7" at the navel.
  

  
 

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