The Official "I Train Legs Twice a Year Thread"
- 04-28-2007, 12:00 PM
- 04-28-2007, 12:02 PM
- 04-28-2007, 12:21 PM
Eh? What? Why do you not train your legs?
04-28-2007, 12:40 PM
dynomite, I hope you brought your flame retardant clothing
04-28-2007, 12:58 PM
I did skip a leg work-out about 4-5 weeks ago due to personal reason's. I'll stop training legs the day I have to have them amputated
04-28-2007, 01:02 PM
hey i give you guys props no doubt. but you know you hardly ever see those squat racks in use. i am just curious who is gonna have the guts to admit what i did.
still no confessions.
04-28-2007, 01:59 PM
What? My gym needs a second Power Cage. If I'm not hogging it for 30-40mins doing squats then somebody else is!
04-28-2007, 02:25 PM
Seriously, i have'nt lifted much at all for the past years (injuries, travel, serious life crap) and have limited equipment. But I do train legs the best I can, actually for my sport it's very relevant(not so much size as strength and flexability) Hey speaking of confessions, I watched one kid train and he can actually curl more weight than he can squat in good form. If that's you, you may want to reconsider your training program
Oh, yeah, I forgot my abnormally large Irish penis gets in the way, so I can't do Box squats.
04-28-2007, 02:46 PM
Ill admit its funny seeing a guy with a built upper body and lil legs. Idk what they are thinking sometimes.
04-28-2007, 02:59 PM
04-28-2007, 02:59 PM
Honestly I hardly ever see people doing squats in my gym. A lot of people train legs, just with leg extensions and Hammer Strength stuff.hey i give you guys props no doubt. but you know you hardly ever see those squat racks in use. i am just curious who is gonna have the guts to admit what i did.
still no confessions.
I really have to do my squats every week though -even if Im slacking off Ill grab a dumbell and do high rep squats at home.
04-28-2007, 06:03 PM
I find training legs to be not only physically rewarding but mentally because it seems that the weights are always going up. Squats benefits in other areas other than just legs are way to big to pass up (numerouse seondary muscles involved, the release of certain hormones that benefit other recovering muscle groups, and others.) I mean unless someone cant do them for injury reasons or because some way they detract from a goal I cant see why people would willingly not want to squat.
And dont forget the most important reason, impressing those girls who like a man who can handle seriouse weight. j/p.
Train Them Legs!!!
04-28-2007, 06:50 PM
I have naturally muscular legs and a weak upper body. When I did train them I ripped a pair of jeans in the thigh. So I only train them once in a while until my upper can catch up.
04-28-2007, 08:12 PM
Legs are my favorite group to work, nothing beats the light headed feeling you get from most of the blood in your body being in your lower body after some high rep quad work :squat:
04-28-2007, 08:21 PM
04-28-2007, 08:25 PM
For the past 5 weeks I've started EVERY workout with a set of front squats and a set of deadlifts, and my overall results have been AMAZING.
04-28-2007, 08:38 PM
04-29-2007, 01:04 AM
At my old gym..nobody did squats except for me. I don't even push impressive numbers at all but I seemed to scare people when I would do 275.
I thought that was bad until I started using this new gym on the other side of town. Apparently, it's favored by all the highschool guys and their BB.com t-shirts give away a lot. They all do squats...load up the bar with 235...and go about 1/4 of the way down making lots of noise the entire time. I just want to huck a dumbell at them to shut them up.
Due to back injury 3 years ago, I had to take lots of time off of doing deads and squats. I concentrated on the leg press instead and steadily built my way up to 1000#. I gotta say it's helped my overal gradual return to squatting and deading a lot.
I always hated leg days but after sticking with it and making progress, I now like them.
04-29-2007, 08:01 AM
squats are a great exercise but a lot of people don't do them for one of two reasons. One: injury or joint issues, two: there just so damn hard. I don't mind squats but can't do them every week due to knee issues. Some weeks me knees feel great and I'll knock out 4-5 sets to start my leg day while other weeks I'm barely able to push myself on the leg press. All in all I still train legs every week.
04-29-2007, 09:14 AM
04-29-2007, 09:32 AM
Leg workouts are the best of all. I look forward to working legs. Squats are my 2nd favorite exercise. Deadlifts are my favorite.
04-29-2007, 09:37 AM
04-29-2007, 09:53 AM
Nothin' like deep squats to rev up the ole' testosterone. I've loved doing these since I began training almost 30 years ago. I used to love looking at pictures of Tom Platz in Muscle and Fitness and then squating hard. That dude's legs looked like they were made of steel cables. I also was never fond of the light bulb look a bodybuilder gets who develops a huge upper body with small legs. Hard yes, but squats build muscle like no other exercise-- except maybe deadlifts which I also love.
04-29-2007, 01:06 PM
No doubt leg training keeps the blood moving to the lower half of your body - millions of American's sit on their ass all day every day for decades with no exercise at all. It's no wonder their hardware is disfunctional.Don't bother asking for it because I don't remember where I saw it (and this was like 5 years ago that I saw this), but I've read that men who regularly perform squats are less likely to have erectile dysfunction.
Heavy squats and deads every week is a bit too much for my lower back though, so I usually deadlift every other week.
LOL bro why are you doing squats in tight jeans?I have naturally muscular legs and a weak upper body. When I did train them I ripped a pair of jeans in the thigh. So I only train them once in a while until my upper can catch up.
04-29-2007, 01:13 PM
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04-29-2007, 02:05 PM
I train lower body once a week and calfs twice a weeks. I prefer to have all my muscles in proportion to one another rather than one standing out over the rest.
It's is kind of funny, I see people all the time with a bigger upper body and skinny ass legs. Even most the "fat" people I see with a big gut, etc. have skinny ass legs. Looks wierd.
I feel squats help you get stronger overall.
04-29-2007, 02:12 PM
I love how the title of this thread could have been "Why Do You Train Legs" and would have turned out the same exact way. Ha
04-29-2007, 04:19 PM
04-29-2007, 06:49 PM
I rarely train legs and it's due to a very bad lower back that cripples me for days if I hit legs hard. I have found I can somewhat use extensions and curls and not nearly kill myself as much.
04-29-2007, 06:53 PM
that's they only part of me that i dont mind training.... i absolutely hate training my arms, chest and back.....
i rarely skip leg days....
04-29-2007, 06:59 PM
04-29-2007, 07:01 PM
04-30-2007, 08:34 AM
I train legs every 6th day. I squat 90 percent of the time on leg day. Once in a blue moon I'll substitute leg press or hack squat machine but this is maybe once every 6-7 weeks just to shock the muscle.
I prefer full squats with moderate weight and higher reps with more sets. Generally I'll do 10-12 sets and keep the rep range 15-8 working up from 225 to 315.
I have a real high quad sweep with good seperation so I am anxiously awaiting for the shorts from the 70s and 80s to come back in style so I can show off
05-01-2007, 11:14 PM
05-02-2007, 07:14 AM
05-02-2007, 08:50 AM
The one where you lean forward on the machine and push back with one leg?heey! i do leg extensions! i also do hamstrings, leg press and this one other machine thingy... i forget what its called but its for buns
05-02-2007, 10:00 AM
I didn't train legs for a month after having my knee scoped, even then it was ligght leg-presses for about another month. Last week I started training heavy again, and woo-boy! My legs are still a bit sore 1 wk later.
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05-02-2007, 04:53 PM
squats.... i would, my legs are strong enough to, i leg press 360 lbs about 30-40 times ...its just im scared of free weights...
i have really weak arms (im working on them...) and i just feel really awkward trying to do anything with my arms and back even if its just holding bar.... wimp i know...
12-10-2007, 11:56 AM
i know there are more people like this who don't admit that they don't train legs.
12-10-2007, 12:00 PM
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