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Wolfgar73
04-25-2002, 06:46 PM
What do you consider decent size for quads???? I have always thought I had good genetics for legs..I have worked them a year pretty hard and they are 28 inches cold..is that ok???? What is considered HUGE legs..Tom PLATZ had 40 something inch quads didnt he???? I had a trainer measure them so they should be right ...I was just wondering what was considered big legs??? and whats small???

Maki Riddington
04-25-2002, 07:23 PM
It would depend on your height.
I would like 29 inch legs at my height which is 5'9.

BCC
04-25-2002, 07:40 PM
Actually, I believe Platz's legs were like 31 inches shredded.

jock
04-25-2002, 09:03 PM
My thighs are about 29inches cold and i also have good genetics for legs too. Most guys i see at the gym have pretty small legs and most of them dont ever squat! I would say 28 inches is a very respactable size. What about everyone else?

BCC
04-25-2002, 09:35 PM
How tall are you jock, and what do you weigh?

MarshallPenn
04-25-2002, 09:38 PM
The measurements and stats on the internet are comical. Everyone over at Elite is 5'10" 260lbs and 10% bodyfat -- I guess they just don't feel like competing in the Olympia. lol.

jock
04-25-2002, 09:38 PM
5' 11", 235Lbs and approx 14% bf

jock
04-25-2002, 09:41 PM
The measurements and stats on the internet are comical. Everyone over at Elite is 5'10" 260lbs and 10% bodyfat -- I guess they just don't feel like competing in the Olympia. lol.

LMAO

BCC
04-25-2002, 09:42 PM
I just find it funny how there seem to be so many guys running around with 29 inch thighs. I work with a guy that really does have 29 inch muscular thighs. He's 6'1 260, and very proportionate. He's 13% bodyfat as of today.

Wolfgar73
04-25-2002, 09:54 PM
Well..im 6'2..228 as of today..BF 12% last week and I have 28 inch thighs.I think they look preety good..wish my back would catch up...

heathj
04-25-2002, 10:05 PM
My thighs are like 25-26...cm's...

JHolmes145
04-25-2002, 10:05 PM
its not the size of quad that matters along w/ alota things its proportions so compare ur quads 2 ur waist and calves if u have 28 quads but upper 30's waist its not that impressive

MonStar
04-25-2002, 10:31 PM
The measurements and stats on the internet are comical. Everyone over at Elite is 5'10" 260lbs and 10% bodyfat -- I guess they just don't feel like competing in the Olympia. lol.

LOL! Thats classic Marshall. Haha thats the truth though it does definitely seem like that huh?

MS

Berzerker666
04-26-2002, 12:39 AM
Ok, I guess I'm the "runt" of the litter. I'm 5'7" and have 25 1/2" thighs cold. Keep on squattin'!!

jock
04-26-2002, 08:32 AM
By the way, there are a lot of drawbacks to having big thighs:
1: you cant by trousers in regular shops
2: they run together when you walk for a long way and hurt like hell
3: your girlfriend complains about having to spread hers that bit wider.

jock
04-26-2002, 08:34 AM
I just find it funny how there seem to be so many guys running around with 29 inch thighs. I work with a guy that really does have 29 inch muscular thighs. He's 6'1 260, and very proportionate. He's 13% bodyfat as of today.

You tell me his FFMI and i will bet he is not natural.

sweet-physique
04-26-2002, 09:25 AM
I'm 6'2'' 225lbs and about 12% bf. My quads are just a tad under 28'' (27 and 3/4" cold). I'd like bigger quads, I think mine a small. I always squat on leg day. Wolfgar must be my twin seperated at birth?

ericg
04-26-2002, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by Berzerker666
Ok, I guess I'm the "runt" of the litter. I'm 5'7" and have 25 1/2" thighs cold. Keep on squattin'!!

Same here man!! 5'10 25.5" my legs sucks, didnt start training them with intensity until the beginning of the year or so. Im also a fat ass, so take another 1/2" off??

Wolfgar73
04-26-2002, 11:23 AM
HEY SWEET..Too bad we cant workout together!!!!! We sound pretty close ..whats your arms...mine are 17 pumped....

chris mason
04-26-2002, 05:45 PM
Ok, once again, you guys need to learn how to measure. A lean 28" leg is HUGE. Platz had thighs at right around 30". His were very big. Chasey is exactly right, he trains with a guy that weighs 260 lbs, his thighs are believable at 29". Do you weigh a relatively lean 260 lbs? No, then I don't think you have 28 or 29" thighs. I guess this is silly, if you guys want to run around the net making b.s. claims about your measurements, that is your business. I guess I am getting tired.

GeneticallyGifted
04-26-2002, 06:09 PM
If you have a 28" waist and about 24" thighes how impressive is that?

"IF" its not what would be impressive with a 28" waist?

Also I stand 5"10
@ 171lbs
4-5% bf right now, this very moment during my cutting phase.

JHolmes145
04-26-2002, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by AFreakyMutation
If you have a 28" waist and about 24" thighes how impressive is that?

"IF" its not what would be impressive with a 28" waist?

Also I stand 5"10
@ 171lbs
4-5% bf right now, this very moment during my cutting phase.

im totally w/ freaky mutation i have the same measures and accordin 2 the chart on bodbuilding.com thats what they should b.if your quads r big as my waist then ur either overweight or fulla shiot or on alota sauce

InferiorDesign
04-26-2002, 06:29 PM
whats big is when you walk funny, thats when you know your big

jock
04-26-2002, 07:32 PM
Ok, once again, you guys need to learn how to measure.

So where abouts do you measure?


A lean 28" leg is HUGE

I aint claiming my leg is all that lean, like what the DOC said above, but ever since i was a kid they have been disproportionately large compared to my upper body. They were about 24" before i even picked up any weights, from looking back at old training logs.

BCC
04-26-2002, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by jock


You tell me his FFMI and i will bet he is not natural.

Actually he is natural. He's just built to be a very large person. He was a chubby 285 pounder when he graduated highschool. He's now almost 28 years old. The guy's never had a beer, let alone used gear.

body
04-27-2002, 03:29 AM
some people do have naturaly big legs, though they are often not lean.

I have played rugby agaisnt lots of people, the opposing props have big legs, but they are not lean at all. mine may be smaller and leaner than their, but i can drive them a lot more.

also your legs will look bigger if your waist is smaller.

Black_Curtain
04-27-2002, 04:45 AM
I have a really huge legs... and I almost never work them out.
They store alot of fat, but they are definitly muscular... wish I could cut a few inches from my legs and put em on my arms :O

beercan
04-27-2002, 06:04 AM
You guys don't have 29" legs...if you do, they're fat. When you make absurd posts like that, nobody is impressed, we just laugh at you.

People freak out at my legs, and I doubt they're even 27" (they were 25 cold and unflexed measuring for my squat suit)

Like I said to the joker claiming 19" arms....go tell the middle school girls about your legs....maybe you can impress them...

chris mason
04-27-2002, 08:44 AM
Thighs are tobe measured in the following fashion:

Standing in a standard fashion, the tape is to be placed around the largest part of the thigh (usually at the point where the buttocks meet the thigh). The leg is to be relaxed. Give this a shot and let us know what they measure.


Once again, height does have something to do with it. A 6'5" guy with 28" legs does not look anywhere near as impressive as a 6' tall guy, and so on.

BCC
04-27-2002, 04:48 PM
Yup, beercan and mason are correct. I thought my legs were decent sized, but when actually next to someone with a 28 or 29 inch muscular thigh, there is a HUGE difference. A dwarfing difference.

the doc
04-27-2002, 05:23 PM
i think 28-29 inch competition shape leg (ie ripped) would be quite enormous

JHolmes145
04-27-2002, 05:35 PM
frank thomas from the white sox has 28 inch legs and the guys enormous and his legs r tree trunks

W8_4_Me
04-27-2002, 06:11 PM
Mine are only 25". I'd like to get them closer to 30". I'm working on it. Waste is down to32" tho, so I'm pleased.

Bigmofo
04-27-2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by MarshallPenn
The measurements and stats on the internet are comical. Everyone over at Elite is 5'10" 260lbs and 10% bodyfat -- I guess they just don't feel like competing in the Olympia. lol.
Now the sad thing is that now everyone at WBB has 28-29'' legs and 17-19'' arms :help:

the doc
04-27-2002, 10:13 PM
Damn

Pulled out the tape and its ~27" cold not the 28 i said before. oi they're bloated up so much i think it changes daily...

heh heh - anyone else wish to reconsider :D

sweet-physique
04-29-2002, 11:41 AM
Wolfgar,
My arms measure 16.5 ice cold. I never measured them pumped or on a lifting day.

ericg
04-29-2002, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by the doc
Damn

Pulled out the tape and its ~27" cold not the 28 i said before. oi they're bloated up so much i think it changes daily...

heh heh - anyone else wish to reconsider :D

Mine are still 25.5", but like i said b4, i got about 20 more lbs to lose at 5'10" - 192. I have no reason to fuk up my stats, I know im a fatass!!