I'm currently trying to bulk up and pack on some weight in my upper body.
I have disproportionate weight in my legs; they're much heavier than my upper body, which is why my resistance training focuses entirely on my chest, back, shoulders and arms.
During this training, however, I want to keep my legs in shape and tone them a bit if possible. I've been doing 50 bodyweight squats on my off days, but I'd like to start doing 5 sets of 20 squats (100 total squats) every day, including the days I work my upper body. I also do a 30-60 second wall chair.
Will adding this daily routine for the sake of working my legs affect my upper body gains? Note that I am NOT trying to build bulk in my legs, just my upper body. I just want to keep my legs as fit as possible, but prefer squats to something like running. Of course, my top priority is my upper body so I don't want to do anything that will slow down the growth there.
Unfortunately it is impossible to spot reduce fat. So if you want that "tone" look as you call it, you will lose fat on other parts of your body as well. This however would interfere with your upper body goals, so basically you NEED to choose if you want to bulk up or cut. Whole body.
Secondly, how much training experience do you have? Do not neglect your legs. This is something almost everyone here regrets doing when they were n00bs. Give your legs there own workout day, hit them hard with heavy squats, and in a few months once you have read more about weight training you will be thankful.
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