Working out my lower body a waste of time?

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03 Aug 2022, 9:31 am

I wonder what weight at a height of 5ft7-5ft8 I could achieve naturally by weightlifting?



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03 Aug 2022, 12:40 pm

Lifting weights to increase your size, to a point where it suits your frame, is all you need to aim for if aesthetics is your goal. After that, it's about maintenance.

I recommend reading articles on https://visualimpactfitness.com/articles/ if that is your goal. He advises on how to increase muscle density and tone, without adding size.

There are tips on tweaking to add size on certain body parts, plus how to reduce size too (ie lower half).


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17 Aug 2022, 10:29 am

Working out your lower body can help with your movement, balance, athletic ability and can help you perform better with compound exercises.

Also, having more muscle mass in general means your body's energy expenditure increases (more fat loss). Plus, the exercise it takes to do the leg muscles also burns some calories.

It may not be a priority for everyone, but I wouldn't call it a waste of time.



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15 Sep 2022, 5:47 am

I know how you feel. I used to be overweight and when I finally lost weight, my legs looked bad. Saggy skin, knee fat, etc. I couldn't look at them. Of course, I wanted to change it, so I surfed the Internet and found an article https://betterme.world/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-knee-fat/ that helped me figure everything out. Actually, no matter what kind of workout you choose, it will work for the whole body. This fact made me decide to change my activities. Instead of workouts that I did at home, I began cycling and running twice a week. First of all, I enjoy it. And it turned out to be an effective way to keep fit.



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15 Sep 2022, 8:37 am

HelHelly wrote:
I know how you feel. I used to be overweight and when I finally lost weight, my legs looked bad. Saggy skin, knee fat, etc. I couldn't look at them. Of course, I wanted to change it, so I surfed the Internet and found an article https://betterme.world/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-knee-fat/ that helped me figure everything out. Actually, no matter what kind of workout you choose, it will work for the whole body. This fact made me decide to change my activities. Instead of workouts that I did at home, I began cycling and running twice a week. First of all, I enjoy it. And it turned out to be an effective way to keep fit.



I run everyday

I have just come back from a 3 week vacation. Before I left I weighed 162 pounds and now I am back I weigh 167-168 pounds.



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17 Sep 2022, 9:18 am

200 squats a day including as many jumping squats as you can do.

Increases strength, mobility, power, speed and lean muscle. And not to mention a sense of achievement.

Try it.


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17 Sep 2022, 9:39 am

Here's the link for the 200 squats:

https://youtu.be/LSj280OEKUI

She has a 300 squat challenge too.


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