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2004/03/19 20:08:15 (permalink)
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skinny legs

as a natural ectomorph i have had problems adding mass especially to the legs, in particular the area just above the knees. any suggestions on exercises/ routines that wolud help would be greatly received.[8]
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    Yib
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/19 20:26:57 (permalink)
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    front squats imo.....how does ur routine look like atm
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/19 20:33:18 (permalink)
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    squat x 5 sets pyramiding.10,8,6,8,10.
    hack squats x 4 sets again pyramiding.8,6,5,8.
    leg curl x 5 sets heavy and lightish just to mix it up.
    occasionally throw in some leg extensions.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/19 22:27:39 (permalink)
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    front squats are good. i would do either front or back squats, with SLDL's instead of leg curl.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/20 01:58:51 (permalink)
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    agree with AUTIGER.....front squats and SLDL is wut u need...i would go heavy and low reps to build mass, but i read some do higher reps for squats...find wut works for u
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/20 23:37:16 (permalink)
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    A strength-and-conditioning coach actually showed me a great exercise for the quads. I don't know the name of it but it is fairly easy to describe:

    Its basically a deadlift, except the bar is behind your heels. When you lift the weight up, your back should be as upright as possible. Use lifts under your heels. As you rise up, the bar should brush against your hamstrings and glutes. Lower the bar slowly to the ground.

    You don't use much weight on this exercise. I used 135lbs and after a set of 10 reps my quads were burning like crazy. I was initially a little concerned when I noticed my knees going past my toes but the trainer reassured me, claiming the low weight and slow movement make this a safe exercise.

    This exercise is a good supplement, not substitute, for either front or back squats.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 05:07:28 (permalink)
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    imo the squats and SLDL is all u need....and its mass u want, so stick to the exercises u can go really heavy on...im not sure about the above exercise...but like Bo said, its not a substitute...so stick with F.S and SLDL and see how everything goes...
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 10:20:01 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Bo

    A strength-and-conditioning coach actually showed me a great exercise for the quads. I don't know the name of it but it is fairly easy to describe:

    Its basically a deadlift, except the bar is behind your heels. When you lift the weight up, your back should be as upright as possible. Use lifts under your heels. As you rise up, the bar should brush against your hamstrings and glutes. Lower the bar slowly to the ground.

    You don't use much weight on this exercise. I used 135lbs and after a set of 10 reps my quads were burning like crazy. I was initially a little concerned when I noticed my knees going past my toes but the trainer reassured me, claiming the low weight and slow movement make this a safe exercise.

    This exercise is a good supplement, not substitute, for either front or back squats.

    Isn't this a hack squat?
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 11:13:50 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Bo

    A strength-and-conditioning coach actually showed me a great exercise for the quads. I don't know the name of it but it is fairly easy to describe:

    Its basically a deadlift, except the bar is behind your heels. When you lift the weight up, your back should be as upright as possible. Use lifts under your heels. As you rise up, the bar should brush against your hamstrings and glutes. Lower the bar slowly to the ground.

    You don't use much weight on this exercise. I used 135lbs and after a set of 10 reps my quads were burning like crazy. I was initially a little concerned when I noticed my knees going past my toes but the trainer reassured me, claiming the low weight and slow movement make this a safe exercise.

    This exercise is a good supplement, not substitute, for either front or back squats.


    Your describing old style hack squats,as for the skinny legs try 20rep
    breathing squats they pack on mass on anybody brave enough to do them right.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 16:11:33 (permalink)
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    if your really going for mass your going to want the most weight as possible. so that would be back squats and SLDLs. i like front squats when i need to change things up, but i don't think you will get as much mass growth as back squats because you can't go nearly as heavy on front squats.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 16:22:03 (permalink)
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    but dont the front squats target the quads more and the back the glutes?
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 19:25:58 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by ONE SMART COOKIE

    quote:
    Originally posted by Bo

    A strength-and-conditioning coach actually showed me a great exercise for the quads. I don't know the name of it but it is fairly easy to describe:

    Its basically a deadlift, except the bar is behind your heels. When you lift the weight up, your back should be as upright as possible. Use lifts under your heels. As you rise up, the bar should brush against your hamstrings and glutes. Lower the bar slowly to the ground.

    You don't use much weight on this exercise. I used 135lbs and after a set of 10 reps my quads were burning like crazy. I was initially a little concerned when I noticed my knees going past my toes but the trainer reassured me, claiming the low weight and slow movement make this a safe exercise.

    This exercise is a good supplement, not substitute, for either front or back squats.


    Your describing old style hack squats,as for the skinny legs try 20rep
    breathing squats they pack on mass on anybody brave enough to do them right.


    used to do them when i first started training. bloody hard work but i got some good growth.
    the only problem with SLdeads is that i have a very suspect back.
    may give the front squats a try. cheers
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/21 19:57:40 (permalink)
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    Try doing the sldl with the knees bent and just moving through the hips this way you limit the amount of weightyou can use and the bar only travels as low as the knees before your feelling them hams tighten,front squats with the 20 reps that`ll take some doing but go for it,and back squats for most people build butt/hips/and obliques more than the legs and they end up with turnip thighs.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/22 01:02:10 (permalink)
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    front squats target more of the quads, but i think back squats target more of the leg in whole. i like both myself, i do one 8 week program with back and one 8 week program with front.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/22 01:02:50 (permalink)
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    also...no one does front squats in my gym, so i always have an audience when doing them which i think motivates me to lift more heh.
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/22 07:45:23 (permalink)
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    stryker, I don't think your rep scheme or exercise selection are very good.

    Squats (or front squats) - 5x5
    SLDL (or glute-ham raise) - 5x5
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    RE: skinny legs 2004/03/27 15:09:59 (permalink)
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    I got monster legs from 20 rep squat and sldl thats it you dont need anything more.
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