Hey guys, I thought I'd post this in a thread outside of my journal. Here is my dilemma. Although I've always considered myself an "hourglass" I am now starting to think I'm actually a "pear"
I carry all my weight in my butt and hips. My stomach isn't exactly flat either, but if I gain weight, it goes to my butt first. Luckily, I also put on muscle VERY quickly, especially in my...butt and thighs! I can also build muscle in my upper body pretty fast, but its hard to maintain...I have skinny arms and big legs.
When I started bulking I lifted as heavy as I could, especially for my legs. I would do tons of squats and leg presses, and made gains nearly every time I lifted. I was blessed with the ability to gain a lot of lower body muscle, and I think its great..but my legs have actually gotten BIGGER. Now, I can't fit into pants I could wear before I started lifting. I know muscle is more compact than fat..but I guess I can gain enough mass in my lower body that it still remains...large.
I know this is the worst thing to say in a body building forum, so please don't kill me, but I'd like to reduce the muscle in my legs. Or at least THEIR SIZE. It has become extremely difficult to buy pants because I have a big bubble butt and large quads that require very big pant legs...but then the waist is too big....and vice versa.
I am no longer bulking and have introduced cardio back into my routine. At first I was doing a lot of elliptical and stair stepper, but I thought it would be better to stay away from inclines. So now the majority of my cardio is running (sprinting intervals and long distance) and the exercise bike. I've also stopped lifting heavy and only lift my legs one every 9 days....with lots and lots of reps and little or no weight.
I've only just started this way of training..but I just wanted to know..is this the best way to decrease the size of my lower body? I still absolutely need to lose body fat in my legs as well, and I don't want to sacrifice all of my muscle, but I am pretty disproportionate.
sorry for the long post...but can any of you guys help me??! Any advice?
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