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    Hey guys,

    Okay so I am completely happy with my thigh development. I don't want to gain anymore mass on them so I know that I should probably cut back on training them a bit. Right now my training involves variations of squats, walking lunges and deadlifts. I train them 3 x a week with 3x12, 3x10 and 4x5. I also sprint once a week and maybe throw in 1 or 2 steady state running outdoors.

    I'm not eating on a surplus, I'm actually in between maintenance and fatloss. I'm trying to lean out my abs but I'm still deciding if I want to continue with the fat loss or not. My legs are quite strong and I tend to gain muscle easily on them. Now this is the tricky part, I do want to increase my squats however I don't want to gain size.

    Is this possible? Can you recommend a training routine?

  • #2
    at a certain point, size will stop based on what your body can handle/do, and then strength will continue beyond that. But that point may not be where you are now, you know?

    So, if you are going to increase strength there, then you run the risk of increasing size to that point where it's reached it's natural max, unless you are already at your natural max.

    does that make sense?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      at a certain point, size will stop based on what your body can handle/do, and then strength will continue beyond that. But that point may not be where you are now, you know?

      So, if you are going to increase strength there, then you run the risk of increasing size to that point where it's reached it's natural max, unless you are already at your natural max.

      does that make sense?
      okay yeah that makes sense. that's what i thought too but I just needed someone else to confirm my thoughts.

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      • #4
        Also your thighs will look smaller as you lose fat too. Don't forget strong legs are immensely sexy.
        "Go For Broke"
        Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
        Small Kine-168/9%
        Now- 200/8%
        Goal- 210/6%

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        • #5
          If anything, I'd say stick with squats and deadlifts, drop the rest of the leg work. Reduce the reps (5 or less per set), up the weight.... Should continue strength gains and minimize hypertrophy, no? Zoebird did nail it, though. You may reach your genetic "new norm", but that might not be where you want it to....
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
            Also your thighs will look smaller as you lose fat too. Don't forget strong legs are immensely sexy.
            ...but can be hard to find clothes that fit.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
              Also your thighs will look smaller as you lose fat too. Don't forget strong legs are immensely sexy.
              LOL! yes i do like the muscular look however I was doing plie squats the other day and my thighs were looking a little shredded for my liking.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                ...but can be hard to find clothes that fit.
                Haha yes i know.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BONZ View Post
                  If anything, I'd say stick with squats and deadlifts, drop the rest of the leg work. Reduce the reps (5 or less per set), up the weight.... Should continue strength gains and minimize hypertrophy, no? Zoebird did nail it, though. You may reach your genetic "new norm", but that might not be where you want it to....
                  I have about one week left to finish up my current routine. I'll keep this in mind for the next round of workout. So are you talking about 2 x a week instead of 3? What about sprinting? I do HIIT once or twice a week at most. This is considered leg work no?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                    ...but can be hard to find clothes that fit.
                    You're preaching to the choir here, I'm just about due for new pants.
                    "Go For Broke"
                    Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                    Small Kine-168/9%
                    Now- 200/8%
                    Goal- 210/6%

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                    • #11
                      We would need pictures to decide which exercises best fit your particular leg/hip shape.
                      In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                        We would need pictures to decide which exercises best fit your particular leg/hip shape.
                        Yeah I'm not sure if I want to post pics of my thighs on here but maybe I will think about it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cayla29s View Post
                          Yeah I'm not sure if I want to post pics of my thighs on here but maybe I will think about it.
                          The clothes don't need to be too revealing but make sure we can see the general shape.
                          In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                            The clothes don't need to be too revealing but make sure we can see the general shape.
                            alex is looking for fapping material.
                            my primal journal:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                              alex is looking for fapping material.
                              lol..

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