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Butt and Legs Too Big


#1

In the past I have focused on powerlifting and in the process I built up some pretty big legs and a fucking huge squatting ass that I don't find aesthetically pleasing in relation to my upper body development. Also finding pants that fit is really getting to be a bother.

I guess it is is pretty easy for me to build size in my legs, and my glutes do activate a lot in any squatting movement.

I am now more interested in a building a more aesthetically pleasing physique.

Has anyone had luck in shrinking these muscles down a bit while continuing to build upper body size? I don't want to say I am done squatting and deadlifting forever because I love these lifts. In regards to deadlifting I will likely switch to rack pulls during this time. Reason being is that I do tend to feel regular deads in the glutes as well.

Thoughts?


#2

I want pictures of these giant legs and this giant ass you're speaking about.


#3

Does not compute.


#4

It is more so the butt. Pics won't matter, I have decided that it is out of proportion to the rest of my body. Trust me, it is a big and powerful ass.


#5

oh no...

pics matter mofo.

now take off those pants and get a pic of u're ass


#6

I know I will catch heat from this thread, but sometimes I feel squats are just the wrong exercise for people who activate the glutes so much. I believe Gironda was against back squats for this very reason.


#7

ehh........... front squats?


#8

Only way you are seeing my ass is in a MMF mac!


#9


Lies I tell ya


#10

sorry... should have been a picture the first time...


#11

This is a bodybuilding forum. Either work on building your upper body up to match your Coleman-esque legs and ass (which are apparently so big that pants are out of the question).

Last I measured my quads they were 30" (may be a little bigger now) yet I don't seem to have all of these problems with clothes. Maybe some of you should try shopping in the ADULT MALE section of the store.


#12

My butt is covered in stretch marks from squats. Like completely covered, it looks like someone took a red pen and just went crazy. I have had to throw away so many pairs of shorts/jeans because of it.

If I cared about my proportions more than my strength; I would probably do leg extensions before squats, use a closer stance, and lower the weight so I can focus on activating my quads. I also wouldn't fully lock out at the top.


#13

Also intrigued to see said ass.


#14

09'ers at it again. If he was an 08'er or under guy he would've known it was mandatory to post pics with said info. tsk tsk ..........


#15

Over emphasize upper body work to balance out your body? I am not a "body builder" and even I don't understand why you want to lose muscle. Maybe you store more fat on your lower body, in that case, maybe try losing fat.

muscle = good.


#16

09 = doomed humanity


#17

First, there are plenty of girls out there that like dead lifter butts.

I also remember reading in a Coleman article that any time something started falling behind, he works harder on it and doesnâ??t back off his strengths.

I have it on pretty good authority that there are a couple of high level BBers whoâ??ve taken as much as a year off serious leg training, but Iâ??m doubting that your legs and theirs compare.


#18

yeah yeah, easy to say when all you wear are pj's and scrubs all day


#19

No Duce, you are right I do need to continue to work my legs, and I wouldn't mind more quad development.

I appreciate those who offered suggestions. I am not willing to buy over a 36 waist at this time. 36 is what I need to fit my ass and legs. I think a size 36 is in the adult male section Prof X. I'm not trying to fit into my girlfriends skinny jeans or anything.

The last time I was very lean I was about 185lbs. It was clear even at that time my butt was just starting to getting obnoxious. Now at 215 I know losing fat will help but it won't completely fix the situation.

I will most likely drop back squats and deads completely, and do very low rep front squats with a pre fatigue of the quads as someone mentioned. It will give me more time to work my lagging calves as well.

I agree big legs are sweet. Big ass (on dudes) is not. When I wear white boxer briefs it looks like a fucking diaper. I have ignored this for too long due to my love of the big lifts.

Current measurements just taken:
waist 34.5
hips glutes 42-42.5
quads 27

I have a feeling though that the glutes are going to want to stick around.


#20

HEY!.....I wear UA shorts also.

But you're right...my closet isn't exactly pimped out. I did just buy a suit though, but most of the time, I am in shorts, scrubs or sweat pants.