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2008/05/18 14:19:11 (permalink)
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training legs for strength rather then size

hi all,

got a quick question..

my legs abit big and a bit disproportional to my upper body, at teh moment this is my routine for legs

squats
leg press
leg curls
calf raises

for teh above how heavy do i go, or do i just stay at teh same weight for a while?

cheers
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    jack5r
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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/18 14:26:00 (permalink)
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    If you would only like to see strength gains in your legs. Low volume, low reps, heavey weight.

    Squat
    Bulgarian squats/lunges (change each week)
    Leg curls/SLDL (change each week)
    Calf raises.

    3x5's and 3x3's. Drop the reps and add the weight slowly over the next few sessions so that form is kept good.




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    skinnyasian
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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/18 21:05:34 (permalink)
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    Total opposite to someone i asked today at the gym lol. He said high reps , between 12-15, but maintain the weight.
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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/18 21:20:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: skinnyasian

    Total opposite to someone i asked today at the gym lol. He said high reps , between 12-15, but maintain the weight.


    Everyone responds differently, after years of doing squats in the 6-10 range training for size ive switched to 15-20 reps and getting much better results. Try both and see how your body responds.
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    just t
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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/18 21:35:39 (permalink)
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    why the hell would 15-20 reps be more suited to strength than low reps :S

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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/18 21:39:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: skinnyasian

    Total opposite to someone i asked today at the gym lol. He said high reps , between 12-15, but maintain the weight.


    Powerlifters train for strength/power and work with low reps of 1-5. There are exception with strength-speed work and of course warm ups.

    If you want details on why then some answer can be found in this thread. http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_2577093/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm

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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/19 08:15:14 (permalink)
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    trian low reps
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    RE: training legs for strength rather then size 2008/05/19 17:21:21 (permalink)
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    If you train for strength (read maximal strength; none of this strength-endurance garbage) by doing your main work in the 15-20 rep range, you need to get your head checked.
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