I hope this hasn't been asked before, if it has... sorry.
I have what i consider to be very chunky legs. Will all the recent running i've been doing i am starting to see small changes in them but are still tree trunkish (my description of them).
I've avoided leg exercises for a few months now because i don't want to build any mass on them. I realize i can't spot reduce but figured if i stay away from weights the nice thick layer of fat will eventually disappear through diet and exercise.
Here's my question. Why does it make sense to work my legs when the more i work them the fatter/thicker they become. Underneath i could feel more muscle but they looked fatter.
Is it a matter of timing/patience... meaning i need to lose ALL of the fat off my legs before the muscle underneath will lean out?
The heavier the weight i used the bulkier my legs look so the most recent set of exercises were done at high reps with low weights.