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
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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.Coming out of "retirement"...Meg is training for a Figure competition...again!!!
My first ever training journal: Oh snap....Meg-O's training for a Figure comp...
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02-22-2013, 02:29 AM #6
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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?Online Nutrition Coach
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02-22-2013, 07:34 AM #7