Post Author: Lori Braun Posted on: March 8, 2012 at 12:11 am In:RetroWith:0 Comments
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The quadriceps femoris (Latin for “four-headed muscle of the femur”), also called simply the quadriceps, quadriceps extensor, quads, is a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle of the knee, forming a large fleshy mass which covers the front and sides of the femur.
Losing fat on the legs is primarily in the nutrition and added cardio. Diet is most important, as it will lay the path for weight training and cardio.
-Eat a balanced meal every three hours -Take in optimal protein for your body -Choose fresh and natural food over processed -Don’t go hungry or skip meals -Limit and/or omit junk food -Limit and/or omit alcohol
Bad Information about Leaning Your Legs
There is a lot of bad information out there and many times you waste your time sifting through the junk to find something quality. Should you include cardio or not? Should you incorporate heavy or light weight training? Should you engage in low or high repetitions?
These are some of the factors I will cover to help make your leg transformation possible.
Heavy Training vs. Light Training for Leaning Your Legs
To build muscle you need to do heavy resistance training in the 4 to 6 repetition range to failure. Lighter weight and repetitions in the 15 to 20 range will build more endurance and strengthen the joints. Both of these tactics can be used to their advantage.
Being that you already have thicker thighs, you will be better off alternating heavy, moderate, and light training with a variety of repetitions to target all the muscle fibers, from strength to endurance. This also serves as constant shock to keep the legs responding.
Post Author: Lori Braun Posted on: May 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm In:VideoWith:1 Comment
French IFBB pro female bodybuilder Maryse Manios is one of the larger competitors competing today, Maryse takes the stage at a reported 170lbs at 5ft 5in with 26″ thighs, 18″ calves, 17″ biceps and 48″ pecs.
This video features her legs; sheer calves, quads and hamstrings…