I've always wanted to attain nice, solid, shaped, defined, etc LEGS. I wasnt exactly genetically blessed with strong legs. This is an area I'm determined to work on and would like your expertise on a realistic goal for when I could actually achieve some sort of visible progression. I want to 'see' muscle in my legs! Go for short reps and heavy weights?
If I maintain a healthy diet that is spot on with what my macros should be and work legs 2x a week, realistically, how long am I looking some sort of results? 6 months? year?
Ultimately (and I know it's goind to take time time and more time), my goal is to acheive that tear drop and separation damnit!
02-20-2013, 09:30 AM #1
Quad/Leg Progression--Realistic goals
02-20-2013, 10:33 AM #2
- Join Date: Nov 2010
- Location: Houston, Texas, United States
- Stats: 5'6", 151 lbs
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Months to years. Just visualize...(1) the relative size of the upper leg muscles (quad/hamstring).....(2) a pound of muscle spread over the entire surface area of said muscles...(3) how long it takes us women to gain a pound of muscle... But it all really depends on how much fat you carry in conjunction with how much muscle you have underneath...
I think my progress pics in my BodySpace could illustrate this .. I started with a decent muscle base but was overweight. started at 155 to 160# in October '11...crapshoot estimate of 25% body fat.~-= My Training Journal...Oh snap....Meg-O's training for a Figure comp.... =-~
2012 Adela Garcia Classic - 2nd Place Figure B
2013 Phil Heath Classic - 1st Place Figure B
2013 NPC Jr. Nationals - 8th Place Figure E
2013 NPC Nationals - Call it 16th?
2014 NPC Nationals [NOT! Sorry coach, baby #1 and only coming January 2015 ;)]
....goin' for that Pro Card! ... in a few years.
02-20-2013, 11:09 AM #3
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02-22-2013, 02:29 AM #6
- Join Date: May 2008
- Location: Massachusetts, United States
- Age: 46
- Stats: 5'4", 128 lbs
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It basically comes down to having enough muscle and low enough bodyfat to support the look. It's going to take you a few cutting/building cycles to get there.
What is your leg routine at the moment?www.iron-kim.com
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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#
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02-22-2013, 07:34 AM #7