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2014/09/29 02:56:35 (permalink)

Leg training effects on other muscle groups

I've heard that building legs encourages growth overall in the body. Is there any truth in this.?
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/09/29 07:58:13 (permalink)
Not really.
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/09/29 08:58:07 (permalink)
Agreed
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/09/29 10:08:12 (permalink)
Depends on the exercise. Squats are considered one of those.
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/09/29 11:03:00 (permalink)
Yes, it helps increase testosterone levels which promote overall growth.

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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/09/29 11:34:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby newcastle 2014/09/29 21:02:32
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Yes, it helps increase testosterone levels which promote overall growth.


A small and transient increase in testosterone has no impact on muscle growth.
In fact on the long run, very rigorous physical exercise (even weightlifting) tends to reduce average testosterone levels somewhat, to which leg training contributes considerably.
 
What causes growth are mostly growth factors produced locally by the exercised muscle fibers. That's why you do curls and your biceps grow, you do squats and your legs grow. Your legs won't grow from curls and your biceps won't grow from squats.
 
If the whole idea of the overall anabolic effect of heavy squats had any substance to it then the opposite would also be true - doing heavy upper body compound exercises would also cause your legs to grow. Just look around any gym at the guys who train upper body 6x per week and legs on Christmas to see how well that works for them.
 
In fact I would say that when you consider the impact that a proper lower body training regimen has on your overall energy output, energy levels and recovery time, one could probably make faster upper body gains by not training legs.
post edited by Uriel - 2014/09/29 11:35:58
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/09/29 23:35:03 (permalink)
Cool thanks
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/10/01 05:41:29 (permalink)
conclusion:  Don't train legs.
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Re: Leg training effects on other muscle groups 2014/10/18 18:18:30 (permalink)
Bob Mcbobberson
conclusion:  Don't train legs.




haha I've got it down!
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