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Old 05-10-05, 04:31 PM   #1
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How does one avoid chicken legs?

I don't want my average frame to look like its balancing on a couple of toothpicks.
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Old 05-10-05, 04:32 PM   #2
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ride man ride... Chicken legs??? no way.
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Old 05-10-05, 04:39 PM   #4
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do what i did and just build up your upper body to a frigetning level then ride a bunch . it might not prevent chicken legs but nobody will say it to your face
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To work the lower part of my legs I do a bunch of calf raises and reverse calf raises.
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Old 05-10-05, 05:57 PM   #7
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To work the lower part of my legs I do a bunch of calf raises and reverse calf raises.

What is a reverse calf raise?
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Old 05-10-05, 06:55 PM   #8
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How does one avoid chicken legs?

Genetics, genetics, genetics.

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Old 05-10-05, 06:58 PM   #9
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I don't want my average frame to look like its balancing on a couple of toothpicks.
Climb ice or rocks. Both great for the calf muscles. Ice is better more on weight on the toes front pointing.
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Old 05-10-05, 07:14 PM   #10
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I don't want my average frame to look like its balancing on a couple of toothpicks.

This is my view, if your jewish GOOD LUCK!

if your italian, well you know you aint gettin no chicken legs!


(I am both Jewish and Italian, but i got the Italian side, HUGE LEGS! AND WIDE SHOULDERS the wide shoulders aren t the best though, if you dont have the right jersey you in trouble)
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Old 05-10-05, 07:17 PM   #11
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What is a reverse calf raise?
Thats just what I call it, I'm not sure of the proper name.

Stand on a lege with the heels on the ledge and the other half od the foot hanging off.

Dip your toes towards the ground.

Raise your toes up again as far as possible.

This works the muscle on the outer part of the leg. I think it's called the anterior tibialis(sp).
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Then go back and choose your parents and go throug a re-birth! I have been doing heavy squats for probably more years than you have been alive, and still have slim legs - you can't fight genetics.
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Old 05-10-05, 08:26 PM   #13
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How does one avoid chicken legs?

Genetics, genetics, genetics.

Or, steroids, steroids, steroids
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Big big gears and lots of protein.
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Then go back and choose your parents and go throug a re-birth! I have been doing heavy squats for probably more years than you have been alive, and still have slim legs - you can't fight genetics.
I have gone through a re-birth, but it has nothing to do with my parents or cycling!
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Old 05-10-05, 09:11 PM   #16
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Anyone care to post a pic of chicken legs? They say a picture says a thousand words.
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Anyone care to post a pic of chicken legs? They say a picture says a thousand words.
Here you go.
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Old 05-10-05, 09:26 PM   #18
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Yea. Thats what I am talking about. I sure want to learn how to avoid my legs looking like that also. Will overttraining and too much sun exposure cause that or is it the high grain diet?
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run a higher gear than you would normally, or focus on sprints...your legs will fill out nicely at that point.

My legs are pretty beefy from my work commute, since I'm usually sprinting on my way there (due to me never being able to leave the house at a reasonable time)...I don't do the gearing trick though since I deal with headwinds on my trip...

Basically do something that will make your legs give out way before your lungs, and just keep going.
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Stay out of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

On the serious side - - with a little help from a friend, tippy toe on the edge of a bottom stair or street curb. Let your body weight lower your heels past the edge, so that your toes are pointing upward. Then tippy toe again. Repeat. My Sensei had us do that to strengthen our ankles and calves.
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I don't let those chicken legs scare me, I go right past 'em to the rest of the buffet!
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Old 05-11-05, 02:35 AM   #22
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Chicken legs... I wish... I genetically have "huge" legs... now if more of those was muscle...
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Just look at track sprinters. Then, do what they do. Oops, first get born with the right genetics
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How does one avoid chicken legs?

Just don't ask her out.

Seriously, ride a BMX bike 44X16 and hammer the the whole way. IF you don't get monster quads, then its genetics.
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