No other bodypart signifies the ultimate in raw power and muscle.
Anybody who has spent more than a minute in the gym knows that an all-out leg session is as hardcore as you can get, which makes flaring quads, hams that drop to the floor and diamond calves all the more impressive. Plus, there's nothing more ridiculous than a guy with a huge upper body and arms perched atop a pair of stick legs - yeah, that guy. Can you imagine Kai Greene, Branch Warren or Jay Cutler with weak legs? Exactly.
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Jay Cutler At The 2010 Olympia.
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So how do you build your own set of tree trunks? That's where we come in. We've got the ultimate plan to pack slabs of beef onto your lower body. But first, you're gonna have to dig deep, because this eight-week trial by fire will separate the men from the boys (have a bucket handy!). But rest assured, by the end of this program, no one will ever call you chicken legs again.
Phase 1: Building The Base
You'll focus on getting stronger - as this will help you use heavier weight in phase 2 - to place greater stress on the muscles. Think of this as laying a solid foundation for the massive structure to come.
Phase 2: Maximum Size
You'll continue building on the base you established in Phase 1. In two workouts, you'll use techniques to increase time under tension and take your muscles beyond failure. Exercise order has been changed to keep workouts fresh and prevent muscle stagnation.
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You'll Use Techniques To Increase Time Under Tension
And Take Your Muscles Beyond Failure.
Get started on building your legs with our 8-week training program - which includes multiple workout routines, exercise descriptions and all the info you need to inflate your wheels - by picking up a copy of the October 2010 issue of FLEX, on newsstands September 27, 2010.
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