“How can I get a pair of legs like yours?”
“How can I get a butt like yours?”
I get questions like these just about every time I step into the gym… or toss on a pair of shorts. Hell, jeans are no protection from questions like this either.
(…not that I’m complaining mind you.)
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I used to be unsure of how to answer that question.
But, then I started to watch other people train. Wasn’t hard to see then why so many people have stick legs
What I found missing from a lot of trainee’s workouts was the deliberate execution of movements.
Sure, there are a lot of guys who move a ton of weight. But, out of that flock you’re sure to find a pretty large percentage of guys who don’t have the mass to show for the weight they move.
One reason is that their form sucks… so a lot of other muscles are brought into play.
Another reason is that they use momentum.
(Yet another reason is that they just plain hate the feel of a couple hundred pounds crushing their spine…but that’s a discussion for another day lol!)
Momentum and form are the two facets that we’ll be discussing today.
Here are a few vids I’d like you to check out. This may be a no-brainer, but I’ll make the request anyway:
- Do ignore the fact that there are small chicks in ’em.
- And, hell, if you fixate on the fact that it’s a chick giving you instructions, check out their thighs, compare ’em to your own…and then STFU and listen.
Dumbbell full squats, pause front squats, hip-dominant deadlifts etc:
It’s a no brainer.
Try training legs in a deliberate manner, and I gaurantee soreness and growth.
- Use Full ROM
- Use tight form
- Deliberately contract musculature