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How to reduce legs muscle in MENS [duplicate]

I am looking for advise on how to reduce legs mass, not necessarily fat but muscle weight. Trying to achieve slimmer thighs and butt through muscle reduction. Is running the best method? And if so, ...
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Unable to do leg day

I started gym last month. I go to gym 5 days a week.I am happy with my workout in 4 days out of these (I can do more than 6 exercises given in my schedule ) but unfortunately on leg day I cant finish ...
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My calf’s are always in pain [closed]

This started happening only recently. In high school about a couple years ago I used to play a lot of sports. Almost every day I’d be either playing soccer, basket ball, or football. I never had any ...
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What is the best exercise to increase leg size

I have been going to the gym for nearly 4 years. My weight is currently 65kg. My upper body is healthy in comparison to my legs, so now I am focusing on my legs. I do exercise daily for legs, but ...
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Optimal balance of exercises for a squat-less leg day

I would like to move away from barbell squats during leg day. Here is the leg program I have in mind (one day per week as part of a four-day lifting routine): EITHER Bulgarian Split Squat (5x5)/Hack ...
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Leg workout plan

I have been hitting the gym for 3 months now and have been following this routine for my legs: Deadlifts : 4 sets, 6-8 reps Leg press: 4 sets, 8-10 reps Seated calf raises: 4 sets, 8-10 reps I switch ...
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Can cycling with single leg improve endurance and increase slow twitch muscles with shorter workouts?

Can cycling with single leg improve endurance and increase slow twitch muscles with shorter workouts? Theory When muscle groups fatigue, they start to recruit larger motor units. That may explain ...
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How do Romanian Deadlifts target the hamstrings?

So basically what I'm wondering is if they are purely an eccentric exercise in terms of hamstrings... if I'm not mistaken, it is the glutes which handle the concentric part? I got diagnosed with ...
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Stallion, on floor with barbell and band

Stallion is an exercise proposed by Bret Contreras a PhD in sport science I recently learned about The Stallion from freakishly strong powerlifter Chris Duffin, who at a bodyweight of 220 has ...
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Machine Leg Curl vs Glute-Ham-Raise

Often when arguing about the Leg Curl Machine being bad (eg. hurt your knees in many cases), people refer to the Glute-Ham-Raise as a way better (less harmful) alternative. To me, the movements of ...
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Leg Training with Patella alta

A few days ago I visited my doctor because I got pain right besides and under my kneecap in the right leg when walking and going up/down stairs (only when extending my leg and only sometimes, it's ...
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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

I want to change my workout routine a little and do Leg Extensions and Curls. Since I'm already lifting heavy on other exercises, I want to do the two with relative light weights but thererfor high ...
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post stretching tightness in posterior leg muscles

I'm a 28yo female, very physically active (circus arts, martial arts, cycling, yoga), and have been for my entire life. I have partial hyperflexibility (arms, lower back, toes), and have been working ...
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Difficult to keep legs up during double lying leg raise

I've been doing pilates recently and we often do a lying leg raise, either with or without bent knees: Doing a singular leg is fine for me, I have no issues. However doing a double leg raise and I ...
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What next, after Pistol Squats

I perform body-weight exercises and so far had something to progress to without requiring weights. I am now able to do 8-12 reps of Pistol Squats. To strengthen my legs further is there any other more ...
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Lower leg training

The lower leg has about 14 muscle, most people only train 2 muscles the Soleus and the Gastrocnemius. Are there any compound movements that work more than just the calf but more lower leg muscles at ...
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Hanging leg curls

Has anyone tried hanging from a bar with a dumbbell between the legs and trying to do leg curls? For leg/knee raises it works fine, I'm asking cause I don't want to injure myself in the gym while ...
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Negative squats

Can doing negative squats with a belt, going down slowly then using arms to go back up be used to break a squat stalls? If not, are there any other benefit on using negative squats?
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Ways to train calves with blocked ankle?

I'm a 26 year old male and I have been fitnessing for almost a year now with the purpose of gaining weight. I was born with malformation in my right foot (the bones were all in wrong positions) and a ...
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Hex Bar Deadlift: Should my upper back be sore?

Not sure how I can elaborate on the title - thanks for input.
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Is it quite OKAY to do 45 Degree Leg Press alone to replace squat?

I am not a fan of squat to work out my leg, mostly for safety reasons. Is it OKAY to do 45 Degree Leg Press to replace squat ? By doing that alone, can I build myself a pair of strong-looking legs?
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looking for best way to progressively increase my leg muscles without making my hurt cartilage more hurt? [closed]

I have chondromalacia patella under which the cartilage has become a lot thinner than a normal person's. I have no idea why that happens to a young man like me. I have not had any external ...
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Muscles involved in Walking with different way

When I am walking i observed I have two mode, in one I am walking normal way with all my body felling no tension, other one is in which my torso fill bit of stiff, it is feeling like walking by ...
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Does running/biking suffice as a leg workout?

I'm currently overweight and have been doing the 5x5 program pretty consistently but want to integrate more cardio into my workout plan. After jogging, my legs/knees feel pretty tired as it is and am ...
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Walking faster V/s Running

What is difference b/n walking fast and running, which different muscles get activated are they different for both? I am asking cause I found my calves getting tightened more while walking fast while ...
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How can I strengthen my legs for running? [duplicate]

I have been running for about a year now, and am at a point now where I am able to run for 15 km. But now I have a problem. At the point where I reach 15 km, my heart and lungs are fine, I'm not even ...
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Most efficient way to stand?

A question out of curiosity. What's the best way to stand in one place for a long time, say an hour? "Best" in terms of energy consumption; but mainly ankles, knees and muscle fatigue. Stand evenly on ...
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Leg pain after sitting for too long? [closed]

I have noticed that when I sit at a place for too long say 8hrs my legs begin to ache. In between twice or thrice I do take a break and walk around although it's very little. Now why does this ...
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Mini elliptical machine for slimmer legs [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a MINI Ellipcical machine for home that is good for slimmering legs and butt. What type of machine should I look for? Is the Step-like machine better than the Biking-like one for ...
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Would wearing leg weights 24/7 be effective? [duplicate]

If you were to wear leg weights, say a kilo or more on each leg, and never took them off for a month or so, would your feet get stronger, would that benefit you, or would it give you issues? Would it ...
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Warming up without legs [closed]

I got a little excited at the gym yesterday doing barbell squats and now my legs are really sore. Not just fatigue -- sharp pain in my quads. I've done it before and I know it will take a few days to ...
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How to improve my leg strength to perform pistol squats? [duplicate]

I can easily do pistol squats on my right leg, but I am not able to do the same on my left leg. Why is there this kind of strength imbalance and how can I correct the imbalance? I never trained my ...
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Should seated leg press be avoided?

Should seated leg press be avoided? https://www.t-nation.com/training/4-most-debilitating-exercises advises against using seated leg press: Unless you're an 86-year-old grandmother rehabilitating ...
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is the squat a complete exercise for the legs?

This week I am starting a program of squats twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays. They will not be heavy squats, but a volume training. 10 sets of 10 reps with 100-110 Kg Squats in this case, are ...
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Need Help Urgently? Mental and Heavy Legs [closed]

I am sixteen years old and I used to consider myself decent. My position is usually RW/RM. But lately I can't understand what is happening to me. The main part of my game is my dribbling, and for this,...
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Front squats lagging behind back squats by too much

Background I've noticed that my front squats are seriously lagging behind. I know that most people have a weaker front squat than back squat, but mine is about 50-60% behind in terms of 5-8RM. I ...
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Lunge - Deep painful stretch in Hamstrings

Lately I have been trying out some new excercises to train my legs. One of which is the Lunge. Now I noticed that when doing them without weight, I had no problem at all. But when I took about 10kg ...
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Why are my legs still sore/untested? [duplicate]

Last night I did a bunch of calisthenic squats and now that it's the morning, my legs still feel like the way they felt right after the workout, weak and wobbly
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Pain in knees, quadriceps, ankle on jogging [closed]

I am an 80 kg guy, height 5'6", and I have been jogging for like 5-6 months now. Initially, I used to jog in a park, 1-1.5 km a day. Then I gained a lot of weight and didn't have time for jogging, but ...
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I can only do body weight squats with proper form - how to compensate?

I only do body weight squats as whenever I use a barbell or dumbbell my form goes crooked i.e I shift on the right side while going down; probably because I am a tall guy. I've tried researching but ...
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Upper leg getting too big [closed]

My upper leg seems to be developing nicely but now the pants don't fit. It's either: 1 The waist fits but the quad-hamstring diameter causes the pants to choke my leg, usually leading to a rip under ...
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My legs are more sore than they've ever been?

So I was doing the leg press at my gym last Thursday with a relatively small amount(180) compared to my max(410) and after doing only 15 reps my legs(quads) got so sore. They still feel like they're ...
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Why do so many guys deny their lower body? [closed]

So I have noticed a considerable amount of guys in my gym will not do any leg work(as much as 50% on some days).... All they do is bench and do bicep curls... Why don't a lot of guys wanna do leg work?...
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Should you really work on your legs the most?

Since your legs are the biggest muscle group on your body, should they be worked more than the rest of the body? And should the chest and shoulders be the most worked on upper body becuase they are ...
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Will biking 5 miles 5 days a week shrink or strengthen my leg muscles?

So I am training for a triathlon, I am biking 5 miles a day 5 days each week. I also do a chest-biceps workout rotating every other day 5 days a week. I figure that presses, incline presses, curls, ...
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burning legs fat and avoiding Slouch

I am 22 , my weight is 77 KG and I am 170 cm Long. Through the last two years I have been [Running] around 4 days weekly. I lost around 21 KG from 92 to 71 in the last year as I was doing diet. This ...
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Legs training program

I'm male 90kg 172cm. I've been going to gym for about 3 weeks. It seems like my legs are weak compared to upper body. For example I could hardly do 4x15 squats with 40/45kg during 1/2 week, while I ...
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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 ...