Last summer my legs were my best asset. This summer they're my worst. What happened? I did a figure competition and hired coaches who told me that in order to become symmetrical I needed to stop training legs. They literally had me atrophy leg muscle on purpose.
So I followed their advice against my better judgment. And as a result, I ended up winning my novice category, but hating my legs. Sure they got smaller, but they also lost muscle definition, shape, and hardness. Half my body turned skinny fat for the sake of symmetry. That picture above was taken the day after the competition.
How ironic is it to do a figure competition and become less fit as a result?
So I'm mad at myself and I'm more motivated than ever to build up what I lost. I'd rather lose a competition and like my body than win and regret what I had to do in order to get a trophy.
With that said, the times when my legs looked the best was when I had been doing a lot of training with Christian Thibaudeau or when I've made up my own programs inspired by what he taught me.
So I'm going to amp up the lower body training and keep you posted on my progress here. What are your best tips for building beautiful legs? I'd love to hear them!