Skipping Leg Day

This has probably already been posted but i need help- It caMe to My attention last week that My legs are freakishly stronger than any other bodypart/ I know, I know…LEGS ARE supposed to be! The probleM is that My body has no proportion at all as a result of My legs growing faster Don’t get Me wrong I’M no pussy. I actually like working legs, but I want to look good. Has anyone had prior experience with this?

How would your legs being bigger compared to your upper body look bad?

Maybe it’s me but I don’t think the ladies will say something like " wow his legs are huge compared to his upper body".

I think it’ll go more like “hey, nice ass”.

Train the legs, and look for a better way to train upper body.

How about just training them with a maintenance type of routine rather than skipping them.

You weigh 158 pounds? You may want to train legs even harder to help put on weight.

Any athlete that doesn’t work their legs is depriving them self of future gains!!!

[quote]Stength4life wrote:
This has probably already been posted but i need help- It caMe to My attention last week that My legs are freakishly stronger than any other bodypart/ I know, I know…LEGS ARE supposed to be!

The probleM is that My body has no proportion at all as a result of My legs growing faster Don’t get Me wrong I’M no pussy. I actually like working legs, but I want to look good. Has anyone had prior experience with this?[/quote]

Skipping leg day? And you call yourself a man? Just kidding. I suppose you could work out legs every other time. Maybe have twice the frequency of upperbody compared to legs.

[quote]chitown34 wrote:
You weigh 158 pounds? You may want to train legs even harder to help put on weight.[/quote]

Muscle growth is rarely linear. If you are seeing abnormal gains, then keep doing what you are doing. If you were 258 and had an imbalance that would be a different story.

Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.

little off topic, but dude, there’s something wrong with your “m” key on your keyboard… is there some problem with your pc that makes all m’s capitals?

[quote]trextacy wrote:
Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.[/quote]
Nobody that is able to move respectable weight with their legs can maintain just by doing sprints. Do sprinters have big legs?

Do what giterdone said. Your ‘imbalance’ is most likely only noticeable to you. Keep making gains everywhere.

[quote]Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.
Nobody that is able to move respectable weight with their legs can maintain just by doing sprints. Do sprinters have big legs?

Do what giterdone said. Your ‘imbalance’ is most likely only noticeable to you. Keep making gains everywhere.
[/quote]

Yes, sprinters have big legs and you can maintain by switching to all out sprints for 2 months. The new stimulus would be different than just weights but is still anaerobic and could spur on new growth even.

[quote]trextacy wrote:
Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.
Nobody that is able to move respectable weight with their legs can maintain just by doing sprints. Do sprinters have big legs?

Do what giterdone said. Your ‘imbalance’ is most likely only noticeable to you. Keep making gains everywhere.

Yes, sprinters have big legs and you can maintain by switching to all out sprints for 2 months. The new stimulus would be different than just weights but is still anaerobic and could spur on new growth even. [/quote]
Just like gymnasts have huge arms, right? You see lots of bodybuilders doing sprints to build their legs, right?

[quote]Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.
Nobody that is able to move respectable weight with their legs can maintain just by doing sprints. Do sprinters have big legs?

Do what giterdone said. Your ‘imbalance’ is most likely only noticeable to you. Keep making gains everywhere.

Yes, sprinters have big legs and you can maintain by switching to all out sprints for 2 months. The new stimulus would be different than just weights but is still anaerobic and could spur on new growth even.
Just like gymnasts have huge arms, right? You see lots of bodybuilders doing sprints to build their legs, right?

[/quote]

quit being a smartass. sprinters have large defined powerful legs and sprinting is a good workout for your legs and whole body. this answers the OP’s question about what to do right now to meet HIS goal (which is to manage leg growth for a bit). as i noted some of the size may be due to fat storage there and he may not realize it.

by the way, how is the lip going?

[quote]MikiB wrote:
How would your legs being bigger compared to your upper body look bad?

Maybe it’s me but I don’t think the ladies will say something like " wow his legs are huge compared to his upper body".

I think it’ll go more like “hey, nice ass”.

Train the legs, and look for a better way to train upper body.[/quote]

It’s not that it looks bad it’s just not proportioned like I would like it to be.

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
How about just training them with a maintenance type of routine rather than skipping them.[/quote]

My brother and I just had this conversation. He said that if I trained my whole body with FULL intensity they would all grow each to there own ability. So it would definitely make sense to just get the blood flowing in my legs rather than not doing them at all.

[quote]chitown34 wrote:
You weigh 158 pounds? You may want to train legs even harder to help put on weight.[/quote]

I think my problem might be that I’m not traing my upperbody hard enough. Hell, I don’t work abs at all.

[quote]trextacy wrote:
Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.
Nobody that is able to move respectable weight with their legs can maintain just by doing sprints. Do sprinters have big legs?

Do what giterdone said. Your ‘imbalance’ is most likely only noticeable to you. Keep making gains everywhere.

Yes, sprinters have big legs and you can maintain by switching to all out sprints for 2 months. The new stimulus would be different than just weights but is still anaerobic and could spur on new growth even.
Just like gymnasts have huge arms, right? You see lots of bodybuilders doing sprints to build their legs, right?

quit being a smartass. sprinters have large defined powerful legs and sprinting is a good workout for your legs and whole body. this answers the OP’s question about what to do right now to meet HIS goal (which is to manage leg growth for a bit). as i noted some of the size may be due to fat storage there and he may not realize it.

by the way, how is the lip going?[/quote]

That’s your retort? “Quit being a smartass?” Sprinters have large legs in comparison to the rest of their bodies. They’re still small. Why would a 158lb guy want to manage leg size?

And is the lip thing directed at me?

[quote]Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Artem wrote:
trextacy wrote:
Bodybuilding is about building the body that you want. So, if you don’t like your proportions, tweak things for a bit.

I don’t have your “problem” (lol) but if I did I would limit my leg workouts to just doing sprints for a month or so. Twice per week. There will still be stimulation and an overall training effect to the body, but you won’t be focused solely on hypertrophy of the muscles. Also, in the event some of the extra size is because you carry more fat there, you will possibly burn that up in the process.
Nobody that is able to move respectable weight with their legs can maintain just by doing sprints. Do sprinters have big legs?

Do what giterdone said. Your ‘imbalance’ is most likely only noticeable to you. Keep making gains everywhere.

Yes, sprinters have big legs and you can maintain by switching to all out sprints for 2 months. The new stimulus would be different than just weights but is still anaerobic and could spur on new growth even.
Just like gymnasts have huge arms, right? You see lots of bodybuilders doing sprints to build their legs, right?

quit being a smartass. sprinters have large defined powerful legs and sprinting is a good workout for your legs and whole body. this answers the OP’s question about what to do right now to meet HIS goal (which is to manage leg growth for a bit). as i noted some of the size may be due to fat storage there and he may not realize it.

by the way, how is the lip going?

That’s your retort? “Quit being a smartass?” Sprinters have large legs in comparison to the rest of their bodies. They’re still small. Why would a 158lb guy want to manage leg size?

And is the lip thing directed at me? [/quote]

What’s “the lip thing”?

unless you’re of tom platz proportions, its doubtful you look as unbalanced as you believe you do. be happy you have body parts that are responding well, and work your upper body harder.

good luck.

how about some pictures?