Why is it harder for men to build up legs compared to upper body?

Why is it harder for men to build up legs compared to upper body?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's literally the opposite. legs have the biggest muscles and are easily worked with big compounds. all it takes is just literally having a leg day

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >just literally a leg day bro
      I work legs more often than I work upper body and my legs are definitely smaller than they should be
      case in point many men have to put in 10x as much effort to get noticeable calves

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just fucking run a 5k 3x a week and maybe jump rope on leg day for a few sets. Calf's can be worked every for damn day if you need to.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this

        Just fucking run a 5k 3x a week and maybe jump rope on leg day for a few sets. Calf's can be worked every for damn day if you need to.

        , training calves in the gym is a meme. Jump rope, run, cycle on a high gear, even train muay thai if you are interested for the calf activation on kicks.
        No one gets big calves doing muh calf raises lmao.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shoulda had better parents. My brother and I have both set squat records while training to set bench records. Mine at some shitty community college and him at the air force academy. literally my legs grow 2x faster than my upper body and I do 3x as much upper body work, just fucking do SS if you want your legs to growb

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    theyre easier just stop being lazy

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's only percieved as harder because with upper body exercises you may use the legs to give you that little extra push. You can't really do that with leg exercises m8

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does cycling everywhere replace leg day, bros? My legs look and feel so good I keep touching them like a gay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes. just don't overkill it and work your hamstrings and check if your VMO catches up with the rest of the quad development

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >those legs
        Dear god.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. It isn't a replacement. I was a cyclefag and thought my legs were nice too, but you just don't get the loading required for good growth.

      https://i.imgur.com/iF0Vlzo.jpg

      yes. just don't overkill it and work your hamstrings and check if your VMO catches up with the rest of the quad development

      This guy, Robert Förstemann, got this big from squatting. He has videos up of him doing split squats with 200kg. He ATGs 280kg. He's a fucking squat machine. Squats build strength, strength drives athletic performance. His legs are this big because he squats, and he squats so that he is a better cyclist.

      Without question, the thing that had the biggest impact on my cycling was getting my deadlift up. You need to squat as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda. You’ll mog a powershitter for high rep squats but he’ll mog you for low rep squats.
      Weight room work is great for cyclists though.
      Building additional power is super useful for (obviously) increasing your power output.
      Also the core stability loading and the flexibility required to do barbell exercises properly can help you maintain a more aerodynamic position.
      If you be benevolently decide to stop blocking roads you’ll already have that base of conditioned leg muscle to build on when you finally pick up a barbell.
      However if you continue cycling, for your own benefit, please do some Romanian deadlifts and good mornings. Cyclists have dog shit hamstrings which retards them in life

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        God damn you’re retarded. You think a cyclist who doesn’t train legs with weights is going to squat more than a powerlifter who literally competes in the sport of squatting? High reps, low reps, whatever, not happening. A powerlifter who has trained for a few years is gonna squat the cyclefag’s max for 40 reps.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >He thinks 40 reps is a lot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Other anons already answered but the obvious answer is it depends on your goals. Your legs will look great and have phenomenal endurance, but low absolute strength. If you want tree trunks, heavy squats are the way to go. The obvious answer is you should do both if you can.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only if you do calisthenics, otherwise you will look asimetrical if you lift weights and have small legs

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s easy bro. You don’t even have to do much. If you do PPL, do two things for quads, hamstrings, and calves 3 sets 10-15 reps. Boom.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If anything it’s the exact opposite. Your body doesn’t develop different muscles at different rates they’re all the same structure. So what determines how much they grow, looking past genetics, training and intake it’s the size of the muscle, if you grow every muscle in your body by 10% you’ll see a bigger difference in your big muscles obviously

    This is why I think the claim that spot reducing doesn’t work is in a way, actually incorrect, while you can’t target your belly fat to burn, if your belly is where you store most fat and you lose 5% body fat, the belly will lose the most fat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think its actually the other way around tbh... If a smaller muscle grows 10% its much more noticeable
      I mean if your biceps grew 10% overnight it would be a massive difference whereas if your thighs gained 10% more volume, not so much... At least thats how i feel

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See maybe was the wrong wording. If your quad weighs 10lbs and you add 10% that’s an extra lbs, if your bicep is 4lbs it’s only getting 0.4 lbs

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is it harder for men to build up legs compared to upper body?

    You have the lower body and you have no upper body, you got a problem building...wait a minute. You have the upper body, and you have no legs, you got a problem building your legs. You have the upper...you have the lower body and you don't have the upper body, the upper body, it is easier to build. So if you have the lower body and you don't have the upper body, it is easier to build the upper body. You have the upper body and you don't have the legs, you got a problem building the lower body... No, you don't understand. You have the upper body, but you don't have the lower body, you got a problem building downstairs. You got the up- legs on the bottom, it is easier to build on the top, so you don't have much as a problem. Yeah.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the way you're built affects your lifts. I have naturally strong legs and find it easy to do lower body. Upper, not so much.
    Most men have the classic stick leg - fat &strong upper so they love push days

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Before is a shoop

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not you just keep doing meme shit like walking lunges.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because sit in chair too much.
    Simples.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because training legs is a lot harder than training upper body.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Took awhile for someone to be correct in this thread

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God, people on this board are fucking retarded. There is no evidence that what you are saying is remotely the case, it's literally just your particular genes that determines what parts of your body like to build and what don't. You are--- amazingly--- just taking what happens with your own body and assuming it's the same for everyone else

    for example, I have naturally ripped quads and calves, I don't have to work them at all if I didn't want to and I would still have great proportionality

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They’re not stop slacking off on them.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not. I train them once a week if that and they're disproportionate to my upper body. They blow up because I destroy whatever muscle group I'm hitting and my legs respond well to that.

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