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How Can I avoid cramps in the thighs during leg raises?

When doing hanging leg raises, I get cramps in my thighs after very few repetitions, usually after about 5 or so. This stops me progressing in the training. What causes them and what can I do to ...
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Seemingly useless workout

A little background: In January of last year, I decided to shed some weight. I was then 97 Kg (213 pounds), and 1.93 meters tall (6.3 feet). Even without working out, last September, I weighed 82 Kg ...
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How to get definition in the outer calves

I've been doing sitting/standing/donkey calf raises as accessory lifts on my leg days, but am worried that I'm primarily hitting the inner calf muscle (medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle). Are ...
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Getting muscular hamstrings?

I would like to get my hamstrings more bulk. My quads and calves are ripped, but I feel like my hamstrings aren't as strong as them, or at least don't look as strong. I can leg curl 160 pounds though ...
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Squatting/Deadlifting - Form when adding weight

OK, so, the gym I go to has standard weight plates, from 5KG to 25KG going up in 5KG increments...the other day, I was front squatting, I wanted to go up a little, but realised I can't go up in 1KG ...
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Shaking when doing the exercise [duplicate]

I usually go for a good half hour intensive spin session on the bike before starting any weights. However when doing leg extensions on a weight machine, I've noticed that although my legs don't feel ...
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Don't feel muscle soreness until after a day [duplicate]

so, I only get this with my legs (meaning my quads and hamstrings and inner thighs) and my glutes...so here is my squat routine: 120kg - 2 sets of 6 repetitions followed by 1 set of 4 (it is really ...
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Training advice on long-distance running for a newbie

I signed-up to Man vs. Mountain, it's a 20 mile race up (and down) Mount Snowdon. I'm looking for some advice with regards to training because it's a pretty daunting event and I've never done ...
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Healthy way of losing leg muscle

I have big legs. This stems from a bad habit I had as a child, that carried on until my late teens, where I would constantly be walking on my toes, essentially always flexing my calfs. Combine this ...
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Muscular tiredness from biking — is it endurance related?

I bike every now and then, but used to ride bike quite often before. One thing that never has changed is how I get dead tired instantly. The tiredness is muscular and it's all in the legs, like a ...
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Im trying to loose weight in my thighs but im gaining alot of muscle in them and its making them bigger [duplicate]

Im a female,16, and i weigh about 130. Im trying to loose weight in my legs but im gaining so much muscle in them that they will not slim down, its like that fat turned into muscle and i dont know how ...
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Never skip leg day?

Currently I am gaining strength (and muscle) with a 3-way split. Back- biceps Chest - triceps Legs - Shoulder This however is my concern, I am getting married in 6 months and bought a suit which ...
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How do I stretch the shin muscles?

I have read an answer here suggesting that two muscles be stretched to avoid shin tightening. I don't know how that works. How do I correctly stretch these muscles to avoid shin tightening?
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ways to improve a glute/leg workout?

I am female, 145 pounds and 170cm tall. I go to gym 4 times a week and do split training. I have noticed quite some gains on my legs but not really my ass. Here is my workout: (I am not sure of what ...
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Does muscle strength reduce the risk and problems of injury?

I have injured knees due to a cycling accident last year in October. If I run for a significant distance, I can get a pain in my knee or back that forces me to stop. I'm pretty sedentary apart from ...
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Questions on the effectiveness and safety of weighted pistol squats

I recently stopped doing front squats due to bicep tendonitis in my left arm and I peaked at 215 for 5 reps. So now since I am unable to do front squats due to this tendonitis I have picked up pistol ...
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Is it possible to avoid ligaments injuries by doing leg and knee excercises?

I once heard that it is possible to reduce ligament pain by taking supplements (eg: glucosamine). I am looking for exercises to perform to strengthen the knees and avoid ligament injuries. Which ...
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Slimming legs with exercise and diet

I have thick legs since young (I am 29 now) and play soccer once a week. After my soccer workout I feel my legs get very thick for at least 2 days. Why is that happening? I am hoping to make my legs ...
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Please recommend some exercise on legs

Some background: I'm doing push-ups now, around 100-200 push-ups a day, 2-3 times a week, each day i'll do it in around 4-5 groups, each group 40-50 push-ups. I'm also doing plank, for the core ...
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Leg Abductor Tremble

Today was my fourth or fifth time using the thigh abductors at the gym, and since I began, my inner thighs tremble. I found a similar question here, which has a good explanation of the different ...
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How to keep the legs healthy when climbing stairs

My favorite sport is climbing staircases by foot, then going down by elevator and going up again by feet, etc. I feel it hurts the legs much less than jogging, since I don't 'fall' on my legs while ...
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Legs cramping in cold weather after leg workouts

Why are my legs cramping in cold weather the day that I work them out? Recently, after I workout my legs, usually pretty intense workouts that range from high intensity to low rep high weight, they ...
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Knee pain after jogging on an inclined pavement

I haven't been exercising for a while, and three days ago I decided I'd go jogging outdoors. I am currently in Germany, and like most of the pavements in Germany, they are inclined towards the road to ...
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Leg workouts without squats or lunges

I had hip surgery over a year ago, upshot being that I can no longer do any exercise that compresses my hips - like running, jumping, squats, lunges with weights, etc. etc. etc. I'm 43, so this is a ...
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alternatives to leg presses

So I can do leg presses with 650lbs reliably enough and probably more but idk... putting all those 45lbs weights on the leg press machine is a bit of a hassle. Is there any exercise that works legs ...
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Stiff muscle recovery after running

After running, sometimes my legs muscles are stiff. What's a way to speed up "recovery" when this happens?
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Calves felt sore after long walk

My calves are felt sore after a long walk about two~three miles today. How can I reduce the uncomfortable feeling? Will warm or cold compress help? Will lifting legs higher help? In daily life, what ...
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running slow effects on legs

I have just started running, I have noticed, that whenever I run at a slow pace, I noticed that my legs feel very painful, but whenever I run like those runners on olympics(full burst) I don't feel as ...
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Body weight leg exercises for mass

I want to make my legs more symmetrical to my upper body. They need to catch up slightly. I can easily achieve that with weights but I wish to achieve it with body weight exercises instead since I ...
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Extremely sore legs after plank exercise

I started doing planks in the hopes that stronger abs would help me with my lower back pain, however, after I started doing them my legs have become uncomfortably sore. The areas that ache are the ...
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What does academic research say about the relationship between squats and hGH/Testoterone?

I hear a lot of advocacy of squats as a method for producing testosterone and human growth hormone as part of exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy. I cannot, however, find any academic research on ...
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How to train for leg explosive power?

One of my physical test requirements are standing broad jumps. What methods are there to train for standing broad jumps or leg explosive power in general? And which precautions do I have to take so ...
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Is there any way to keep your knee problem free in the long run for a distance runner?

I found on the internet that people who are runners and run long distances surmount knee problems in their later life. I am a runner too and I don't want any kind of problems with my legs anytime in ...
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I am disabled, can I go to gym?

I am disabled, I use a walker and I'm practicing walking using elbow crutches. I can move my legs, I just can't balance so I have to use aids. My upper body is normal. I want to go to gym, to ...
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What is the reason my pain and exhaustion are not improving? [closed]

I'm having a physical problem for about 4 years by now that's really making walking or just standing insufferable (even for a few seconds). I can't do any fitness and it really messes my physical ...
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Excercises to try correct knees pointing inward

Since asking this question quite some time ago I have been on a quest to be able to squat. I quickly managed to solve the ankle issue I was having by stretching daily against objects under my desk at ...
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How do I prevent the scraping that occurs when I rotate my leg about my hip?

I recently started taking parkour lessons and after a full day of vaulting and jumping around, the area around my hip flexor (or possible the hip flexor itself, I'm not a doctor) hurts. For some ...
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Leg Exercises with Dumbbells?

I have a pair of the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 dumbbells and a bench. They are great for upper-body workouts, but I'm looking for a way to use them for leg exercises as well. What leg exercises can I ...
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Legs workout and fat loss

I am trying to lose weight and someone told me that working out legs is the best way to lose fat (obviously along with a balanced diet, cardio and good amount of sleep). Is there any truth to this ...
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Will squats/running/etc cause knee injury when we age?

I had been told that doing exercise like squats, running, jumping, etc will cause knee injury when we age. As we do those exercise we are rubbing the soft bone together and as time passes the soft ...
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To add mass to my legs, should i lift heavy with few reps or lighter with 12-15 reps?

To add mass to my legs, should i lift heavy with few reps or lighter with 12-15 reps? For legs I did 5 sts of 5 reps: Squats Leg Press Straight Legged Dead Lift Leg Extension Leg Curl Every 5th ...
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My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day

I have been working out for ~6 months and have worked my legs once per week throughout this time, on their own day. My legs, especially my quads, ache to the point of finding it hard to walk, ...
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I am a newbie (male), and want to get pump some mass to my butt, thighs and legs (they are very thin as compared to my upper body) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chicken legs + butt exercises - video training without equipment (at home) OR WITH equipment? I am a newbie (male), and want to get pump some mass to my butt, thighs and ...
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Is there a significant difference between standing lunges and walking lunges?

I get the feeling that walking lunges are better for balance, but other than that - especially in terms of muscles used and caloric burn - are there any significant differences?
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Should I concentrate on leg lengthiness exercises first or leg thickening exercises first?

Should I concentrate on leg lengthiness exercises first or leg thickening exercises first? I am a guy age 30. Height : 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m). I have short and thin legs as compared to my upper ...
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Deadlifting yesterday gave me pain in my lats. What is the proper posture for deadlifting to avoid this?

Yesterday I did deadlifts in my workout, then I got pain in my lat muscles and also in the thigh. I think this was caused by wrong posture which also can lead to back problems. But I don't know the ...
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Grouping My Leg Workouts

Calves, Hamstrings, Quads, Glutes... I have two days to exercise each group. As far as weights go, how would you group these exercises? Calves/Hamstrings on one day, Quads/Glutes on the other? ...
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Squats vs Stairs - Whats the difference?

Why is it that when I squat (400lbs) I can do all of my sets with no ill after effects. Even one legged squats (up to 200lbs) cause me no problems other than maybe DOMS. When I climb stairs I find ...
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Is it bad if I can't do legs in the gym? [closed]

I still work calves but I am unable to do legs due to a forn facia in my right quad. Cheers.
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When I work calves in the gym, my feet hurt after the 10th or 15th rep [closed]

Is this just a starting thing? I have just started working calves.