I want to lose leg muscle!
- 04-25-2009, 05:00 PM
- 04-25-2009, 05:36 PM
- 04-25-2009, 05:53 PM
04-25-2009, 06:17 PM
because it doesn't look congruent to my body. Big legs looks retarded unless you want to impress guys but who wants that? I notice that kind of response from a lot of people but that's because they don't have that kind of mass but since this is a body building forum that's the goal right?
I was guessing it's no leg workouts(I haven't worked out my legs in a year) and slow running cardio and low calories? I'd obviously be doing upper body workout to maintain the top. Any experts here?
04-25-2009, 06:18 PM
So your not trying for a big physique right? you just want to be athletic then ya just lay off the leg workouts theres not much else you can do.
04-25-2009, 06:28 PM
Well my physique is congruent now but my legs are still a tad bigger than I want them so I don't know any other way except not working them out but I tried that and they wont get smaller so I figured the only other thing possible is maybe go for long slow jogs which I read in another thread.
It's weird I never thought I'd ask to lose muscle all these years later.
04-25-2009, 07:02 PM
04-25-2009, 07:05 PM
start running and cycling. Burn it off
“We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
04-25-2009, 08:05 PM
04-25-2009, 09:12 PM
04-25-2009, 09:19 PM
04-26-2009, 08:52 AM
04-26-2009, 09:08 AM
Well I have soccer legs and for a long time my legs were bigger than my upper body(I have an ecto body) so only now do I sort of have a proportionate body.
But I wanted to know because I read somewhere that slow running can decrease the size along with low calories. Is it long distance running(like marathons) or can I just use an elliptic machine?
Thanks for the inputs, appreciate it.
04-26-2009, 09:56 AM
04-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Just take a butcher's knife. Slice it open and remove. No pain no problem. No but seriously, don't work them out? You'll eventually lose the muscle or it won't be as big. But I really don't get why you'd want to lose something you worked for.
04-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Start running marathons and you'll stay in shape and drop the size of your legs. Slow, long distant running won't drop leg muscle. Stopping all cardio for the sake of making your legs smaller isn't the healthiest way but would work over time. Lowering calories could work or you could cause a loss in muscle in other areas.
04-26-2009, 04:17 PM
Are you Asian? Asian people tend to have bigger calves. I'm Chinese myself and I don't even work out my legs. My calves are freaken huge though, but I have a small peenor.
04-26-2009, 04:21 PM
04-27-2009, 09:55 PM
04-28-2009, 02:13 PM
If being disproportionate is your problem, why not try to build some more muscle on your upper body? Or are you trying to be really small period? Just curious.
04-28-2009, 02:23 PM
04-28-2009, 02:28 PM
It's going to take time. I am/was in the same boat as you and, in retrospect, there really is not a reason to do this unless there is some sort of athletic application. I encountered many more leg/core injuries from not training them and also lost a lot of flexibility in the area. I train my legs in a diminished capacity now and have added some size back, but nothing that is a real hindrance.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
04-29-2009, 11:08 AM
To Answer Buuzer I want to reduce the size in my legs. My upper body looks good, not too big. My legs though are a little bigger than I want them so IO just want to reduce the size in my legs. I also found that I need to start lifting weights while sitting(shrugs, biceps) because I find when I am standing I am using leg muscle to lift some weights so I think that is my problem.
For rodja it's more the look(proportionate) than for athletic. I'm going to be cutting soon so maybe the size will decrease then. It's really for myself and no one else, I actually couldn't give a damn what people think of me but I do find my legs just a tad bigger than they should be. When i cut I will just maintain the upper body and no legs.
04-29-2009, 11:14 AM
04-29-2009, 07:37 PM
04-30-2009, 12:26 PM
04-30-2009, 12:35 PM
05-01-2009, 07:22 AM
05-01-2009, 02:02 PM
Ok I posted some pics up on photobucket. I suck at taking pictures so it was a little hard. I'm not flexing, the only time is with my calve, it was even hard taking that pic. You'll have an upper body and then calves. I am cutting now as you can see from my waist and summer is not here yet so I wont wax until then .
05-01-2009, 02:06 PM
Although for some reason the pics makes my legs look smaller. When I look in the mirror they are a little bigger.
05-01-2009, 02:09 PM
05-01-2009, 02:28 PM
That's true I will take pics soon and post those up. I'm wearing super baggy shorts, those are from when I bulked last year around this time, I usually wear fitted stuff. I weighed the most at 201 and now I'm 170. What do you think though now looking at these pics from that angle maybe I will lose some size when I cut? Maybe I just need to tone them but I always stretch when I play soccer? Man I sound like a chick.
Right now to cut I'm taking SX and it's the first day. Wow man I have tons of energy and it basically allows me to cut diet, we shall see at the end of the week.
05-01-2009, 02:30 PM
05-01-2009, 02:39 PM
Ya that's true it looks a little weird. I just got back from work so I put on anything and didn't realize I'd be in the mood to take pics for AM But ok I have to go now, when I come back I'll take pull thigh + calve pics to show the whole thing. Thanks for the time to give advice, appreciate it man.
05-01-2009, 07:36 PM
05-01-2009, 08:03 PM
As for losing muscle in your legs, I can understand where you are coming from (having disproportionate size in my lower to upper body myself), but dieting and doing no exercises for legs is NOT necessarily going to do this.
05-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Well thick calves are genetic, lossing that thick look will be hard for you to do. Some guys just have thick calves.. JUst don't train them, what else could you possibly do..
05-02-2009, 12:52 AM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-02-2009, 06:00 AM
05-02-2009, 06:04 AM
I didn't have time but when I get back from work I'll try and take a pic that shows my calves and thigh. I know that's proportionate but it's always my calves that are being shown, not thighs but if you guys think they aren't that big then I'm happy. See the only reason I bring this up is that 3 different girls told me this so I took it into consideration.
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