Will my knees and calves always look small?

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    Will my knees and calves always look small?


    My legs near my knee looks really skinny, how can i add mass around there so my legs dont look so triangle like when im sitting down.
    My upper legs are looking thick but when im sitting down the close it gets to my knees it looks really thin there.

    and my calves arnt growing to the rest of my body. any suggestions

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    Re: Will my knees and calves always look small?


    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercrank View Post
    My legs near my knee looks really skinny, how can i add mass around there so my legs dont look so triangle like when im sitting down.
    My upper legs are looking thick but when im sitting down the close it gets to my knees it looks really thin there.

    and my calves arnt growing to the rest of my body. any suggestions
    What? You mean your quads? The part that "gets skinny by your knee on your upper leg"... Quads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post

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    Re: Will my knees and calves always look small?


    Quote Originally Posted by R3ACTION View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    What? You mean your quads? The part that "gets skinny by your knee on your upper leg"... Quads?

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    I think he means below the knees
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    Re: Will my knees and calves always look small?


    "My upper legs are looking thick but when im sitting down the close it gets to my knees it looks really thin there."

    Maybe so, this sentence is the reason for my confusion lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    "My upper legs are looking thick but when im sitting down the close it gets to my knees it looks really thin there."

    Maybe so, this sentence is the reason for my confusion lol.

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    Makes perfect sense to me. He is obviously talking about his close.
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    where did the OP go?!

    i have found that with legs, high reps are best (for me)
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    ^^ I would have to agree to that statement. I have pretty small legs but can lift a decent amount compared to a buddy of mine that can lift little bit has big legs. He does high reps and I do low reps
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    there is some logic to it.

    your legs are being used every day, usually for most of the day (unless you sit at a desk all day). we walk everywhere all the time. in order for them to respond, they need high volume so it exceeds the amount they are used to. for quads, i have found that most rep ranges work. low, mid, and high, for calves, high reps seem to work the best for me (drop sets are awesome for calves). i like to do both so i can get them strong with low rep as well. i usually start with low rep with one calf exercise then end with high rep on a different exercise. (standing vs seated..etc).
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    OP's legs are massive now rendering this thread moot
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    A lot of it can depend on insertion points and lengths of muscle bellies etc. so quite a bit of it can be genetic and predisposed.
    The knee joint itself cannot really be made to grow much bigger, unless your are young enough to still be growing.
    The muscles surrounding the knee can be trained, but most likely any mass you add, is going to be adding all over in comparison to how your legs are looking now, especially if you end up doing the same leg exercises.
    I know a guy who has pretty small forearms compared to his uppers but his grip is still insane and he can bend or break most stuff. It is just that his muscles have a longer lead (if you will) into the larger fiber belly of the arm, so his forearms appear to be more slender down towards the wrists.
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    Re: Will my knees and calves always look small?


    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    there is some logic to it.

    your legs are being used every day, usually for most of the day (unless you sit at a desk all day). we walk everywhere all the time. in order for them to respond, they need high volume so it exceeds the amount they are used to. for quads, i have found that most rep ranges work. low, mid, and high, for calves, high reps seem to work the best for me (drop sets are awesome for calves). i like to do both so i can get them strong with low rep as well. i usually start with low rep with one calf exercise then end with high rep on a different exercise. (standing vs seated..etc).
    Do DC calves... Prepare yourself though they are nothing to **** with and must be treated with the upmost respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    Do DC calves... Prepare yourself though they are nothing to **** with and must be treated with the upmost respect.

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    im actually on DC now
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    Re: Will my knees and calves always look small?


    Quote Originally Posted by BrKonman View Post
    Of course!

    End all be all of Rules for Appetite Increasing: Eat by the clock, not by the stomach.

    For a week straight, eat every hour on the hour. Something small, a few scoops of peanut butter, and something larger at appropriate meal times. But *every* hour. Your body will quickly adapt to constant feedings and decide that storing fat aint all it's cracked up to be, because it will *expect* hourly feedings, whether it is hungry or not.

    After the first week, eat every 2 hours... then a few days pass and you eat every 2:30 hours, and if you feel necessary, every 3 hours. Most people are quite happy eating every 2:30 - 3 hours, adapt as necessary. As you increase the time between feedings, increase the size of the feedings. Where you may have had half a peanut butter sandwhich with 4 oz of milk at one feeding, eat the whole thing now with 8 oz of milk. Not necessarily doing that exact, but you get the idea. Before ya know it, you'll be eating by the clock on a daily basis and not even question whether you're hungry or not. You'll just do it because your body will assume that you're going to feed it.

    And that right there is the key to eating enough food... don't listen to your hunger, the same way you don't listen to your thirst. If you're thirsty, you're already most of the way to dehydrated.... so never be thirsty. If you're hungry... well then you're screwing yourself on gains and better get to eating more/more often!

    This is much easier for hardgainers because they can consume the food and adapt quickly. If an endomorph is trying this approach, be careful on how many calories you're taking in *overall.* It becomes very easy for non-ectos to overeat and just end up a tubby b-stard.

    Happy Gorging!

    PS: Oh.. and major karma to you BlindFaith... great post for the less genetically fortunate. (guys like me)
    Nice!!!

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