How To Get Huge Legs

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Step 1

One of the key things to remember when training legs is frequency. If one trains legs only once a week and then sits on the couch for the rest of the week, little improvement will be seen. Legs(glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves) are one of the heaviest and strongest muscles and should be treated as such.

Step 2

Training should be varied in intensity and content. From squatting to running up and down stairs, each exercise helps to build up strength and endurance. A good mix will keep workouts interesting and allow different muscles to grow. An exercise to generate a lot of power is the leg press. One begins by choosing the appropriate settings for the machine(height and angle) and then loading a reasonable amount of plates on the machine.

Step 3

The exercise is now ready to be performed. Begin by pushing against the press and undoing the release. Slowly bring the knees towards the chest until about a 90 degree angle. Next push against the resistance using the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Repeat this for a total of about 10-12 reps and at least 3 sets.

Special Attention

Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Although legs are very powerful, heavy muscles it is not a good idea to start with extremely heavy weight especially if one is new to training legs. It takes time to build up muscle memory and there are many weak points along the legs (ankles, knees, etc). Start with a weight that you can do 10-12 reps on or start by doing a set of stairs without tripping up or down.

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For many college guys legs are the least favorite muscle to train. Many guys lift to impress girls. This means that as long as you have big biceps and wear a tight T-shirt, then girls will think that you actually lift when in reality you have chicken legs and couldn't squat to save their life.

When did you first do this & how did you get started?

I began lifting legs in high school as a part of the track team.

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