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Old 08-05-09, 11:42 PM   #1
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my quads

look DAMN good after two weeks of cycling. I used to/do capoeira as a martial art and good cardio workout. As of late some decisions forced me to take an extended break and after a year off my body went to ****. Two weeks on my bike and my quads and calfs look better than ever! Still have a gut, but thats gonna come off soon enough.


Im tellin you all because my girlfriend doesnt care all too much if i start fawning over myself.
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Old 08-05-09, 11:49 PM   #2
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For her Birthday - or Christmas etc. - give her a picture of yourself. If she hits you, you did it right!
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Old 08-06-09, 11:53 AM   #3
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Check the quads and calf muscle out in twenty years time.
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Just two weeks? I've been at it for about four years now and I still have chicken legs.
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No ****, I've been cycling for around 3 months and I haven't noticed any giant changes in my leg muscles.
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Just about to start a 40 mile offroad nightride- And they haven't been pumped up yet.
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Old 08-06-09, 01:45 PM   #7
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No ****, I've been cycling for around 3 months and I haven't noticed any giant changes in my leg muscles.
Eat more protein, noodle legs!
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Mine have become pretty big over the course of a year. I don't think there was much difference after two weeks though..
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Genetics play a huge factor as well. If you really want big legs (including quads, hams and glutes), start doing heavy squats (ala Tom Platz - yeah!).
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Genetics play a huge factor as well. If you really want big legs (including quads, hams and glutes), start doing heavy squats (ala Tom Platz - yeah!).
This is my downfall, genetics. I'm always going to be scrawny.
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This is my downfall, genetics. I'm always going to be scrawny.
Might want to try some BCAA before AND after workout/riding. In addition to liquid protein for recovery. Worked for me, took about 12 months to get things changed up.
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The legs are not what most women look at, you know?
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