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2015/02/02 15:16:40 (permalink)
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Bulky thigh

I was hoping that someone out there can help me, I have managed to lose 3 stone by sensible eating and exercise, and am happy with the result that this had given me.However I now have 1 big muscle above my knee and to the side, it looks so disproportionate to the other one and am finding it quite upsetting . I think it maybe from the cycling and circuit training I also use rowing machines! I have looked online how to reduce or even elongate the muscle and have come up with distance running,yoga and Pilates. Does this sound about right??? Would distance running for 1 hour x4 a week be ok?and would swimming help? Been told by a friend to do nothing and that it will go on its own, but love working out. Any advice please
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    WhiteSnake
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/03 07:13:24 (permalink)
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    Lizzy78
    I was hoping that someone out there can help me, I have managed to lose 3 stone by sensible eating and exercise, and am happy with the result that this had given me.However I now have 1 big muscle above my knee and to the side, it looks so disproportionate to the other one and am finding it quite upsetting . I think it maybe from the cycling and circuit training I also use rowing machines! I have looked online how to reduce or even elongate the muscle and have come up with distance running,yoga and Pilates. Does this sound about right??? Would distance running for 1 hour x4 a week be ok?and would swimming help? Been told by a friend to do nothing and that it will go on its own, but love working out. Any advice please

    Are you talking about the muscle on the other side of your knee or your other leg?
    The inside muscle (vastus medialis) will almost always be "bulkier" than the muscle on the outside (vastus lateralis).

     
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/03 11:27:47 (permalink)
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    It's the outer muscle, from the diagram it would be vastus lateralis, and it's only on my right leg
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/03 11:32:38 (permalink)
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    It's the outer muscle, from the diagram it would be vastus lateralis, and it's only on my right leg
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/03 12:06:20 (permalink)
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    IMO your best option is to increase the size of the  vastus lateralis on the other leg to achieve a balance of proportion. 
    Single sided leg extensions would help, but I would go easy as these can place a lot of stress on knee joints. 
    Muscle reduction is not really a viable proposition 
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/07 20:56:52 (permalink)
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    I think the most important thing to consider here is how one goes around developing one quad so much more than the other. Nobody is perfectly symmetrical but when the difference is really that pronounced it usually hints at some seriously bad posture in all your physical activities, strongly favouring one side.
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/15 05:58:55 (permalink)
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    I doubt changing your exercises will help.  you can't really elongate or change the shape of a muscle, the shape of muscles is largely genetic.  You can only shrink or grow them.  The only way to use exercise to shrink a muscle is to burn so many calories you go into a catabolic state.  Note:  this shrinks ALL your muscles.
    The only way to shrink a particular muscle is to stop using it.  
    I have no idea why one of your legs is bigger than the other, but it might be easier to grow the other leg than shrink the big one.  As someone else suggested
    post edited by badman - 2015/02/15 06:08:44
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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/15 19:49:21 (permalink)
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    I have the same problem but i'm still woking on getting them larger  lol 
     


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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/16 15:39:52 (permalink)
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    What Uriel said.
     
    I'd go see a sports physio and get yourself checked up.  That has probably occured to to some sort of inbalance which could be corrected.  If you don't get to the root of the problem, any exercise is just going to give you a temporary fix.

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    Re: Bulky thigh 2015/02/16 15:42:11 (permalink)
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    silent rep
    I have the same problem but i'm still woking on getting them larger  lol 
     



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