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    Question Quad/Leg Progression--Realistic goals

    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!
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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.
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    Originally Posted by megdaig View Post
    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.
    Meg, I am ENVIOUS Of your legs. You look amazing and I'm in shock at what you were able to accomplish in 6 months (from 10/11 to 4/2012). Your progress definitely inspires me to focus on my goals and know that I can and will get there. Keep up the awesome work!!!! I want those legs!!!! lol
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    Originally Posted by CtCutie View Post
    Meg, I am ENVIOUS Of your legs. You look amazing and I'm in shock at what you were able to accomplish in 6 months (from 10/11 to 4/2012). Your progress definitely inspires me to focus on my goals and know that I can and will get there. Keep up the awesome work!!!! I want those legs!!!! lol
    Also, Im at about 24 % BF right now, if I was to estimate. So, knowing you came from that and went to where you did in 6 months is even more encouraging.
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    Originally Posted by CtCutie View Post
    Meg, I am ENVIOUS Of your legs. You look amazing and I'm in shock at what you were able to accomplish in 6 months (from 10/11 to 4/2012). Your progress definitely inspires me to focus on my goals and know that I can and will get there. Keep up the awesome work!!!! I want those legs!!!! lol
    lol, I'm jealous too! You're inspiring!
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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?
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    Originally Posted by kimm4 View Post
    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?
    Im on Jamie Easons LiveFit trainer, week 5, working legs 2x a week.
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