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    Legs training question

    Allright, ina couple of months I will start training to build some muscle. I´m stil working on the routine I´ll do and the more I read about the subject, the more questions arise´, as usual.

    But let´s get to the point. The fact is that I want to get bigger in my upper body, you see, torso, arms... but I don´t wanna get bigger legs. My legs are big enough and it is easy for me to gain voulme on these when I´m training. Still, I don´t want to miss my legs in the training, I would like to make them stronger, so, here´s the question.

    How could I train my legs to make them stronger but not bigger, amidst a growing training?

    At first, I was tought of to training weights 3 days a week, (monday, wednesday and friday) and going with the static bike or the stairmaster on tuesday and thursday. Would these make them stronger? or would they just help my cardio?

    Thanks.

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    go to www.crossfit.com
    try the workout of the day
    download the free article "What is Fitness"
    and focus on function not looks

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    Neither of you did answer my question. Thanks anyway, specially you, Little Idea, for your brilliant comments.

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    Are your legs 15 inches larger in circumference than your arms?

    I didn't think so. Keep training them.

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    I want to train them. I don´t want to make them bigger. I still don´t know why this is too difficult to understand. And I don´t know why you´re trying to make me change my mind instead of giving me the advice I´m looking for.

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    gFocus on function not looksh is going to be the best advice youfre going to get in this thread, I think. That said, you could train like a powerlifter for legs, doing high weight/low reps, and/or train for endurance doing high reps, with weights or bodyweight exercises - actually, Crossfit is like this a lot of the time anyway. Just avoid the typical bodybuilding gmaximum hypertrophyh 6-15 rep range for legs most of the time.

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    If you're gaining weight, you're going to grow a bit, you can't help that.

    Honestly? I'd just ignore my legs for now, work your upper body until satisfied, and then work the legs up/down as required once you're stable.
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    Originally posted by CrimsonTiger
    If you're gaining weight, you're going to grow a bit, you can't help that.
    Growing a bit I don´t mind. The fact is that it is easy for me to grow the legs. I´ve always been disproportioned. When I was in karate (I was about 14-15 years old then), I had the upper body of a very skinny 12 y.o. boy and the legs of a soccer player.
    Oh, and by the "look funntion over looks", I agree, but I see no harm in gaining a little muscle, after all, i´m not pretending to gain huge loads of muscle, just a little.

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