Hi - I'm quite new to the world of bodybuilding, and I wondered if any of you guys on here can give me some advice. Basically, I want to put on some muscle and slim down a bit in time for the summer - i'm not really into getting absolutely huge, i just want to look a bit fitter than i do at the moment! Having read through these forums, it seems that the best thing for me to do is to do full body workouts three times a week with a bit of light cardio on my off days. Trouble is, when i work out my legs (squats, deadlifts) I find that my legs totally kill me for about four days afterwards. I've therefore decided to include my legs in only one workout a week. The pain is all muscle and is the normal kind of soreness that you get for a couple of days when you've worked your muscles hard in the gym, so i'm not worried about injuries or whatever. However, the fact that my legs are so painful and weak feeling for a few days after my workout makes it really difficult to do any cardio work on my off days, as most cardio seems to involve your legs.
How should I get around this? Should I just work my legs less hard (which seems a shame, as I enjoy pushing myself in the gym)? Or are there other ways of getting a good cardio workout which would give my legs a bit of a rest.
Thanks for your advice!