Do you have “chicken legs”? Have you always wondered how to get massive legs? How some guys, like you, have a hard time gaining size in your legs yet others walk around with huge thighs and huge calves? Well you’re not alone. I feel your pain.
I’ve been working out for a few years now and one of the areas that I struggle with is my legs. I hate working them. I procrastinate on leg day. And sometimes I even skip leg day then rationalize to myself that “I was too busy” or some other lame excuse. Have you done the same?
Why Do I Hate Leg Day?
One of the reasons that I have figured out as to why I hate working my legs so much is because, well, it takes a LOT out of you! Your legs are one of your biggest muscle groups and when you workout your legs, your entire body is involved in some way or another. So not only are you squatting but you’re using your entire core to stabilize yourself. Not only are you doing lunges but, depending on how you’re doing them, you’re using your core to stabilize and forearms to hold the weight. By using your entire body you are using more stored energy and by the end of your workout, you’re whooped!! (or at least you should be) 🙂
I Don’t See The Results!
Another reason that I hate working out my legs is that you don’t see the results as quickly. Let’s face it. If you’re doing chest or shoulders or arms, people notice that you’re working out. Nobody ever says, at least to guys, “Nice legs!”. So the lack of affirmation from others plus the slower growth of your legs will often leave someone in a mindset of “Does it really matter if I workout my legs?” I know it does for me.
But I Want To Get Massive Legs!
Okay. So you’re determined to get massive legs. Good. So am I. We’ll do this together. One of the things that I have learned through doing Body Beast is that one of the main keys to muscle growth is muscle fatigue. Fatiguing the muscle forces them to grow more than just doing a few sets of 6-8 reps. You want your legs completely SPENT. And when I say completely spent I mean COMPLETELY spent… like you have to crawl out of the gym spent! Got it?!
How To Fatigue Your Muscles To Get Massive Legs
So here’s how to do it. First, mix it up. Don’t just do an exercise and go through the motions by doing a warm-up set and 3 working sets like everyone else. Change it up! Do progressive sets, super sets, drop sets, combo sets. SHOCK the muscles. Fatigue them. And I guarantee you’ll start seeing results. It may not be right away, but it WILL happen.
Second, up your weight! Yeah, you know this right? But you have to up your weight strategically. Again, don’t just do 3 sets of the same weight and call it a day. Continue to up your weight on EVERY set.
Third, lower your weight! What? But you just said to up my weight? Yeah, I know. But hear me out. Lower your weight on certain moves so that you can get deeper in the move. Whether it’s a squat, a lunge or something else, mix it up by lowering your weight, focusing on your FORM and going SUPER deep with the move. You will start to feel it in muscles you never knew you had!
How I Am Getting Massive Legs
First, I am by NO means close to having massive legs… but I’m on my way. With the help of Sagi Kalev and Body Beast I have been able to put on over 2″ in my thighs in 90 days. Now this might not seem like a lot to you, but for someone who has always been a hard gainer his entire life, this was HUGE! I have NEVER had to buy new jeans because the legs were too tight. I have NEVER had my inner thighs rub together when I walk. Since doing Body Beast, I’ve had to buy new jeans, new shorts and now when I walk I have this weird feeling of my inner thighs rubbing together. ha! Weird I know!
So hang in there friend. You may not be there yet, and neither am I, but we’re on our way. By fatiguing our legs to the point of no return we WILL get massive legs one day!
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