Building BIGGER Legs

I have scrawny legs. I have always hated them for as long as I can remember and still do. Even as a child I remember always being paranoid about them. Okay, so they're a lot better now than they used to be, but I still wish I could get them bigger!

I know, I know, most women would love to have smaller, slimmer legs. But my legs are just a little TOO small! I have a very boyish shape with NO hips whatsoever. I don't really like my body type. I'd love to have more hips, a bigger butt and legs, and a smaller waist. But I don't and never will. If I gain weight, it goes only to my midsection and a little to my arms, but not my legs at all! :( So I have to keep my fat low, or else I will look really unproportional-fat belly with skinny legs! ugh. I would LOVE to be able to put on a little fat and have some "junk in my trunk"! lol. But oh well.

I know I'm just complaining, so I'll stop, but those are just some of my insecurities and things that I don't like about my body! But I can only try to work with what I have and make the best of it!

Anyway, I've been training for years now, and I just wonder if I have reached my genetic limit as far as muscle growth in my legs. I have seen a small change in my legs over the last three years or so, but not nearly to the extent that I want. I definitely see improvement in the muscle definition and the outer quad sweep, but calves are not really changing much(at least that I can see).

I squat heavy(usually anywhere from 135lbs to 175lbs), and I know that squatting like that is probably hard on my little joints! Sometimes my knees hurt, nothing unbearable or anything, but I just don't want to end up with bad knees from squatting heavy. Maybe I should just give up on my goal of getting my legs bigger and just maintain where they are now. I don't know. I really do like squatting heavy, but maybe I just won't do it as often.

I wouldn't mind my legs looking like this, and this is not TOO unrealistic for me, I don't think:
And here is a pic of my legs, which I hate even putting up here! If you notice, I always crop my legs out of pictures!! lol.

Comments

  1. You're crazy Lindsay! You have awesome legs!

    I do the same thing about my midsection Lindsay, never happy. Now that I'm in my 30's and thinner again, I find I don't worry about it as much as I did when I lost weight after each child. I don't know if it's age or my realizing that Satan LOVES when I am not content. He loves distracting me from my relationship with the Lord and he knows how to do it.

    You look wonderful! Every time you feel less than wonderful about your body you tell Satan he can try that trick on someone else because it's not going to work on you anymore! Thanks for sharing your struggle : )

    Nicole

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  2. I agree...you are crazy! And your legs are awesome.

    I do like the other girls legs as well. She looks great. I like thick legs. I love Diana Chaloux's legs.

    I dont think I could ever give up squatting. I love it! Maybe hack squats would be easier on your joints???? Or you could use less weight and do front squats so most of the weight is on the quads. ??? Just a few thoughts.

    How often do you train legs?

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  3. Wow, thanks guys! I am super paranoid about my legs, really. So your comments really help!
    I do hack squats, too, and front squats sometimes. But there's just nothin like real squats!

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