Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Registered User lovelyfaith's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Stats: 5'4", 128 lbs
    Posts: 26
    Rep Power: 0
    lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit lovelyfaith's BodySpace
    lovelyfaith is offline

    How often do you work your thighs/glutes

    Thats by far my worst area, Im wondering how often everyone else works it out?

    Can you work them safely 3 times a week or is that too much?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Bulking freebirdmac's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2007
    Age: 54
    Stats: 5'4", 120 lbs
    Posts: 15,879
    BodyPoints: 5613
    Rep Power: 18979
    freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) freebirdmac has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit freebirdmac's BodySpace
    freebirdmac is offline
    It depends on the program/split. In general the more often you work them, the fewer exercises. So if you want to hit them 3x week you'd do 1-2 exercises. If you're hitting them once a week, then it's 3-4 exercises. Do whichever suits you. There's no right or wrong.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    No door is safe. CharliC's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 24
    Stats: 5'4", 121 lbs
    Posts: 6,307
    Rep Power: 3234
    CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) CharliC has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit CharliC's BodySpace
    CharliC is offline
    I work mine twice a week. It depends on your ability to recover e.g. if you're in a calorie deficit or you're partaking in lots of endurance cardio, this will be reduced.

    As freebird said- think about the total volume over the week and how many days you plan to be in the gym.

    On a side note, if you're really smashing them three times a week, walking may become an issue
    Last edited by CharliC; 12-14-2009 at 10:12 AM.
    The Journal: Epiphanies, DOMS & Cottage Cheese
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=110296001

    Things that a fashion-trained PT does:
    http://charli-cohen.com
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User ashlibbie's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Maryland, United States
    Age: 29
    Stats: 5'5", 184 lbs
    Posts: 257
    Rep Power: 140
    ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ashlibbie has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit ashlibbie's BodySpace
    ashlibbie is offline
    I do mine twice a week too.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User petitpowerhouse's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Age: 25
    Stats: 5'2", 110 lbs
    Posts: 206
    Rep Power: 138
    petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) petitpowerhouse has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit petitpowerhouse's BodySpace
    petitpowerhouse is offline
    I just do very high intensity once a week and allow them to rest afterwards, I do a different body part for each day of the week. I personally have found this to be the most effective for faster results but everyone is different.
    "Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe," - Albert Einstein
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Banned juliacheh's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
    Age: 37
    Stats: 5'3", 127 lbs
    Posts: 11,784
    Rep Power: 0
    juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) juliacheh has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit juliacheh's BodySpace
    juliacheh is offline
    Three times a week, but different exercises and different intensity.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User lovelyfaith's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Stats: 5'4", 128 lbs
    Posts: 26
    Rep Power: 0
    lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit lovelyfaith's BodySpace
    lovelyfaith is offline

    Thumbs up

    Great! Thanks for the replies everyone! I think we're going to do them twice a week.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User jchap's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Age: 53
    Stats: 5'1", 106 lbs
    Posts: 94
    Rep Power: 7
    jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000) jchap is just really nice. (+1000)
    Visit jchap's BodySpace
    jchap is offline
    Originally Posted by lovelyfaith View Post
    Thats by far my worst area, Im wondering how often everyone else works it out?

    Can you work them safely 3 times a week or is that too much?
    I switch it up, one month 2 times a week, one month once, one month three. I have seen the best defining with this. I have never had definition on my legs before the past few months doing this.
    SHOCK AND AWE is my mind set with working muscles!
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Secret Ninja Taylormae's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Surrey, Epsom, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Stats: 5'11", 181 lbs
    Posts: 167
    Rep Power: 18
    Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Taylormae is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit Taylormae's BodySpace
    Taylormae is offline
    Originally Posted by lovelyfaith View Post
    Thats by far my worst area, Im wondering how often everyone else works it out?

    Can you work them safely 3 times a week or is that too much?
    Hey! from colorado, my home state.


    I work mine twice a week. One day is heavy lifting, the other is dynamic bodyweight work like walking lunges, dynamic lunges, jump squats etc and I tie that into the same day as my Body Combat class so then I get side kicks,round houses, front kicks etc. The rest of the week my legs and butt hurt too much for any more!
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Not content with average queenofswords's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 27
    Stats: 5'4", 116 lbs
    Posts: 327
    Rep Power: 93
    queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) queenofswords has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit queenofswords's BodySpace
    queenofswords is offline
    I do legs and glutes twice a week, same exercises, and change routine every 4 weeks.
    Enviable Pro bods: Sherlyn Roy; Monica Guerra; Nicole Wilkins- Lee; Rachel Cammon; Jennifer Nicole Lee.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User oatsmore's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Age: 23
    Stats: 5'7", 172 lbs
    Posts: 993
    Rep Power: 310
    oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) oatsmore has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit oatsmore's BodySpace
    oatsmore is offline

    Smile

    twice a week, once from deadlifts on back day and the again on leg day from squats..leg press all the other leg stuff lol
    Cut Off The Dead Branches & Watch The Tree Grow

    ****-Team Manlet-****

    ----Fancy Some T-Virus??----

    Disturbed Gets Me Pumped

    I Always Rep Back 100%
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Registered User gymbabe90's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Montana, United States
    Age: 23
    Stats: 5'10", 155 lbs
    Posts: 281
    Rep Power: 136
    gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) gymbabe90 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit gymbabe90's BodySpace
    gymbabe90 is offline
    Originally Posted by lovelyfaith View Post
    Thats by far my worst area, Im wondering how often everyone else works it out?

    Can you work them safely 3 times a week or is that too much?
    i have a full seperate day for legs because I feel they are so important. So, I work them just on this one day/week and they hurt for like 3 days so that's all I need
    SQUAT! Because somewhere out there... a girl is warming up with your max.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Registered User nic_hendy's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Hubbell, Michigan, United States
    Age: 22
    Stats: 5'8", 152 lbs
    Posts: 364
    Rep Power: 21
    nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) nic_hendy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit nic_hendy's BodySpace
    nic_hendy is offline

    ..

    Originally Posted by lovelyfaith View Post
    Thats by far my worst area, Im wondering how often everyone else works it out?

    Can you work them safely 3 times a week or is that too much?
    3 times a week is probably too much depending on how many days a week, 4-6 days a week you can train twice.. give your body 2 days of rest and you can train twice a week.
    Glory Glory Man United!!
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Focused kimm4's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Massachusetts, United States
    Age: 45
    Stats: 5'4", 126 lbs
    Posts: 22,296
    Rep Power: 114177
    kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit kimm4's BodySpace
    kimm4 is offline
    Once a week.
    www.iron-kim.com
    Online Nutritional Coach/Trainer


    Over 40 bb of the week - http://www.bodybuilders.com/kimberly-lachance.html

    Muscle Dog - http://www.muscledog.com/forum/TRANSFORMATION_STORIES_WOMEN/1050/TRANSFORMATION_STORY_KIMBERLY_LACHANCE.html#
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Registered User Amanda76's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: Lewisville, Texas, United States
    Age: 37
    Stats: 5'4", 145 lbs
    Posts: 7,635
    BodyPoints: 41212
    Rep Power: 15032
    Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Amanda76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Amanda76's BodySpace
    Amanda76 is offline
    I normally work mine once a week...sometimes twice-ish, but DOMS are typically severe enough that I can't work them more than every 4-5 days when I do train at higher frequency.

    I think you can "safely" train your legs 3 times a week...but if you can, I don't expect that your training would be intense enough to do much for ya. Remember that muscle grows at rest...the gym is just there for stimulus. Not allowing your legs to totally recover (or not tearing them down enough to require recovery at all) isn't going to get you far.

    Experiment by getting plenty of rest and then going as heavy (heavier and heavier) as you can for a few weeks with a full weeks of rest and add the extra day or days back in and see if your performance suffers (immediately or over time). If you are going to train that way, make sure you're eating plenty!
    Last edited by Amanda76; 12-16-2009 at 02:18 PM.
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User lovelyfaith's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Stats: 5'4", 128 lbs
    Posts: 26
    Rep Power: 0
    lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000) lovelyfaith is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit lovelyfaith's BodySpace
    lovelyfaith is offline
    Originally Posted by Amanda76 View Post
    I normally work mine once a week...sometimes twice-ish, but DOMS are typically severe enough that I can't work them more than every 4-5 days when I do train at higher frequency.

    I think you can "safely" train your legs 3 times a week...but if you can, I don't expect that your training would be intense enough to do much for ya. Remember that muscle grows at rest...the gym is just there for stimulus. Not allowing your legs to totally recover (or not tearing them down enough to require recovery at all) isn't going to get you far.

    Experiment by getting plenty of rest and then going as heavy (heavier and heavier) as you can for a few weeks with a full weeks of rest and add the extra day or days back in and see if your performance suffers (immediately or over time). If you are going to train that way, make sure you're eating plenty!
    I forgot about the rest part as being needed to break and build muscles. I guess I just get over ambicious and want an overnight transformation thanks for the info and advice!
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Focused kimm4's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Massachusetts, United States
    Age: 45
    Stats: 5'4", 126 lbs
    Posts: 22,296
    Rep Power: 114177
    kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit kimm4's BodySpace
    kimm4 is offline
    Unless I'm doing full body workouts there is no way I would train legs 3x a week. You can't spot reduce so like I tell everyone...

    You need to let your diet do the work...not a specific training program.
    www.iron-kim.com
    Online Nutritional Coach/Trainer


    Over 40 bb of the week - http://www.bodybuilders.com/kimberly-lachance.html

    Muscle Dog - http://www.muscledog.com/forum/TRANSFORMATION_STORIES_WOMEN/1050/TRANSFORMATION_STORY_KIMBERLY_LACHANCE.html#
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. How often do you work your biceps?
    By ar15zams in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-02-2006, 09:34 AM
  2. How Often Do You Work Your Abs?
    By 3000calories in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 01-08-2006, 02:54 AM
  3. how often do you work your abs?
    By dollee in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-10-2005, 02:00 PM
  4. How often do you work your abs
    By jonnyb in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-09-2004, 07:00 PM
  5. how often do you work your chest a week?
    By Tein in forum Workout Programs
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-15-2003, 11:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout