View Full Version : Help my scrawny legs!
02-10-2001, 03:12 PM
The gym I train in has only got a maximum of 120lb on the barbells making squats absolutely pointless. And the leg press is only just over 300lb i think (150kg).
I was wondering if I go heavy enough on the leg extension machine would I get some good results? I always belived that the leg ext. was more of a shaping excercise. I know this is an old debate but is it possible to gain considerable mass in the quads from this excercise? My legs are like chickens legs because of the lack of weight in my gym but I`m not changing gyms as it`s cheap and efficient. What do u guys think? Is there anyone who`s got nice quads without squatting? probably not. Anyway any help is appreciated.
02-10-2001, 03:27 PM
you can try bb lunges or db lunges?
02-10-2001, 03:28 PM
Do you know the difference between a db and a barbell? If you can put 300 lbs on the leg press, than you can put 300 lbs on a barbell. If you train in a commercial gym, I'm sure they have a total of over 120lbs in plates. In my home gym I have over 500 lbs.
02-10-2001, 05:44 PM
I, personally, don't go too heavy on leg extensions cause i believe they give me bad knees. I restrict myself to 60Kg. At present, any more than this and i feel it more in my tendons than my quads.
02-11-2001, 12:40 PM
120lbs squats are much better than 300lb legpress. don't forget bent legged deadlifts too.
squats, dls, and donkey calves are teh only leg-cercises i do, and my legs are growing that i'm starting to have teardrops on my quads.
btw, ther is no such thing as a "shaping" excercise. muscle shape is genetically determined.
what kind of gym doesn't have mroe than 120lbs? maybe u should switch gyms. that's just too little. i've seen dbs that are 110lbs!
[Edited by Podium Kreatin on 02-11-2001 at 02:42 PM]
02-11-2001, 01:48 PM
Latman you fool, of course I know the difference between db and a barbell you sarcastic git. The gym doesn`t have plates they are set weights eg. they have a bar with 20k, 30k, 40k, 50k and they cannot be altered as a normal olympic bar can. And don`t forget gyms in England are far less advanced to what they are in america. Yes the gym I use is pretty poor but like I said it`s cheap and efficient and I get an excellent workout for my body (except my legs).
02-11-2001, 04:18 PM
I didn't think a place could be called a gym if it didn't have plates.;) I'm sorry to hear that your gym sucks that bad. Glad I have my home gym with all the weights I need.....for now!
If your gym doesn't have plates then its not a gym:)
02-11-2001, 07:41 PM
that means my back yard is a gym. i don't have plates but i do have big rocks that i can pick up and throw :D
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