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People who don't train legs look ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by Landscape View Post

People who don't train legs look ridiculous.
Very short femurs. My legs are still pretty meaty.
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Plus training legs is just fun.
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

Do you guys ever have a struggle between getting bigger from lifting weights and wearing fashionable clothes?

It's very possible to be aesthetic/bigger and look good in clothes, especially in respect to the upper body (tees, henleys, cutoffs look much better if you lift) but my struggles are usually related to suiting/button-downs and the lower body. Nowadays most fashionable jeans and dress shirts/suits are geared towards very slim builds. I'm not big by any means (5'10, 165), I'm very content with my physique and how clothes fit, but I'm always deterrred to get bigger for that reason.

If arms are too big shirts and suits get too tight in the sleeves and it looks goofy. If Quads/Hams get too big and it distorts the correct silhouette for suiting.

 

I give more respect to somebody that is really strong than to someone who looks good in a suit, personally. Plus it takes a long time for that to even matter, I still fit in a lot of designer clothes without issue - half the people online complaining about clothes not fitting are either humble-bragging or at the tail end of a bulk. Do you need to wear a suit every day for work or something?

 

PRed on pendlay rows last night with the flu lol

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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Plus training legs is just fun.

Let me start by saying everyone should probably train legs. Personally My left hip started hurting really bad after a while and really ruined the fun for me. My legs still measure at 25" so they aren't stick legs but having a job where you pick steel up off the ground everyday it really fucks your life up when your hip is constantly in pain.

Edit: here's my legs now.
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Yeah. I also have left hip pain, but as long as train its fine. It's only when I stop that it starts getting tight. Paused front squats also help me a lot to keep everything mobile and strong.
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

Yeah. I also have left hip pain, but as long as train its fine. It's only when I stop that it starts getting tight. Paused front squats also help me a lot to keep everything mobile and strong.

I'm the exact opposite. I think it's because I squat so wide that this problem started. I have been doing a lot of mobility stuff and considering light unilateral exercises and glute bridges and then slowly trying to squat with a much closer stance but that seems like it will take a lot of mobility work to get down low enough.
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You tried box squats? It might help to find that point where squats feel good. I stop right at parallel for back squats, don't see the point in a2g tbh, I only push depth on fronts and Bulgarians. But yeah if things hurt or don't feel right I don't see the point in continuing then unless there is an obvious solution (why I don't do flat bb benching).
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Some progress pics

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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

You tried box squats? It might help to find that point where squats feel good. I stop right at parallel for back squats, don't see the point in a2g tbh, I only push depth on fronts and Bulgarians. But yeah if things hurt or don't feel right I don't see the point in continuing then unless there is an obvious solution (why I don't do flat bb benching).
Yeah I've tried it all. Lately I've been Doing pistols starting sitting on a platform with some success. When i cut down for the summer I'll probably ramp up legs a bit just for extra caloric expenditure. I really think the fact that I can't squat to parallel with a close stance is the issue I need to resolve. At the moment I can get like 60 degrees before I compromise form which is alarming.
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think my legs have gone from 25.5" to like 23.5" ish just from cutting, squat has increased throughout. Fat takes up a lot more space than muscle.

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Lifted at friends uni gym in south Florida today. So awesome. 2 hr workout.

They have so much awesome equipment that i don't want to go back to my gym any more :/
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Lifted at friends uni gym in south Florida today. So awesome. 2 hr workout.

They have so much awesome equipment that i don't want to go back to my gym any more :/

 

Wellness Center at University of Miami? 

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Yea, my legs hit critical mass around my first year of lifting. From there they actually been getting smaller / more defined. I guess that's because I'm butting on more size but slowly leaning out after all these cut/bulks.
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My back has stopped hurting. ART works! Did some squats first time in a long time. Switched to high bar squats to ease off pressure off of lower back.

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