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Old 06-09-06, 02:46 PM   #1
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I know that I have to lose some body fat, so my measurements will be a bit false, but am interested to know how other riders shape up in the leg department. My BSc dissertation studied the ratio between quadriceps and hamstrings muscle groups, regarding mass and power. But lately I have been thinking about the action of the calf and thigh during the angular motion of cycling. My calf is 17" around the widest point, and my thigh 26". Would be interesting to see how people compare.
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calf = 14.25"... thigh = 21.5"
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calf 14.5, thigh 24
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Take it to the roadie forum mate
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Old 06-10-06, 04:02 AM   #5
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Take it to the roadie forum mate
Why? Do they have sexier legs?
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Probably. Legs look best caked in mud anyway
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Thigh- 22.5 Calf-15.5
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you would make me go get a measuring tape

calf-14.5 thigh- 18
and keep in mind im only 14
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As soon as I get more data, I will post the results. Not exactly scientific, since I haven't asked for gender, age, height, body fat% or training frequency, but nonetheless would be good to get a profile of the average mountain biker's leg.
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Calf: 17" Thigh: 31"
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wowoweewow, im pretty short compared to you guys, even to the 14 year old( im 14 too)
Thigh is roughly around 12.5 and calf is around 9 or ten...am i measuiring correctly?
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wowoweewow, im pretty short compared to you guys, even to the 14 year old( im 14 too)
Thigh is roughly around 12.5 and calf is around 9 or ten...am i measuiring correctly?
Just measure around the widest part of the thigh and the calf. Nothing to worry about if you have skinny legs.
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yeah i have really really big calfs and thighs, i run track and i run sprint and high jump so im kinda supposed to have buff legs
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25.25 thigh 15.25 calf
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wait... how the hell is your thigh 12.5 inches. im looking at my calf right now and that means my calf is bigger than your thigh, and then your thigh has to be like the size of a 7 year olds!?!
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Ok so you made me curious as to what mine were.

25" thigh, 15" calf
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OH AROUND, duh im stupid lol. I did length.. il get new measurments tomorow, i have to finish stupid english essay.
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OK new measurments in AND i finished Essay.
THight:19.5
Calf:14.5
im 14 so...
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i think im pretty much exactly the same as you, i didnt want to get the measuring tape all up in my junk so i measured a bit lower on my thigh.
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