Someone explain to me why men work out their upper bodies and not their legs? I see men at the gym who have huge chest and arms and their legs look like chicken legs...why is that?
Because they see the results int their upper bodies quicker. Why do muscle-head weightlifter types never do cardio?
I think that if you start getting some small results in one area, human nature is to then dwell on that area. Not good for overall health and toning, however.
Leg excercises are difficult and boring, after that you become unable to walk easily.
Because they haven't yet found my hubs on exercises for hamstrings, quadriceps and calves.
Read a few of his hubs on the subject. Good information too. I never go to the gym because you either get pushed around by steroid robots or others are stomping the foot waiting to get on the machine. That's why I have a small home gym or outdoor activities to try and stay fit.
I'm working on a hub that'll have a complete workout with just a set of dumbbells.
It's been a long time since I've been to a public gym. At least during business hours.
Too funny. I guess they figure the top half gets more girls.....I don't like the muscular look but a lotta chicks dig it, even if their legs look bamboo branches.
ROFL yes you see that all the time, everything in their legs must run to their arms
I think you gals should go to a diff. gym..the one I go to they hog the leg/weight machines..they hog all the weights. I just go up and say "Looks good, time to give those bad boys a rest" and they jump off and I'm good to go! Try my gym!
My friend works out alot and he does leg exercises but he still has skinning legs. He'll tell the joke himself, "Hey you have strings hanging from your shorts, oh they're your legs."
If I didn't work my legs they would be fat. I use weights for upper body and martial arts for legs.
Love the quote...at least you work your legs too
some time i don't have the time to work out. i do run around at work
can that be calld working out?
They don't need to...Look at any old man and you'll more than likely see scrawny legs and a sagging, tiny ass, both of which most women are jealous. Perhaps not a sagging ass, but certainly a small one. And why? Because it takes we girls hours of walking nowhere on treadmills and swimming for miles from wall to wall in order to achieve the same skinny legs and tiny ass.
My husband has the tiny ass, and skinny, muscular Scottish legs along with a larger-than-healthy belly where all his weight gravitates.
Its quite simple....
....never seen a red robin bare his chest? ;D
Cause we don't wear skirts and show our legs like you ladies but we do show our rippling muscles. Well just a theory
My husband always tries to work all muscle groups evenly, and teaches our boys to do the same, because unbalanced muscles lead to problems. His focus is to be healthy.
The general rule of thumb is to alternate upper body and lower body works outs each day. Maybe the guys you're seeing think they can get top heavy and that will work their legs out for them .
Perhaps it's because there seems to only be advertisements featuring upper body toning. I rarely see commercials for the lower body except those specifically targeting womens thighs. Maybe it's the macho male thing to concentrate only on the chest and abdomen for that eight pak look. I was athletic in school as a swimmer for long distances. That kept the lower body toned and muscular. Now, I alternate with biking, skating, and elyptical jogging to work on the lower legs.
Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting strength worthy of respect can be built on weak legs.
I do like 100 pull ups every morning. I don't know if that exercise works on your legs, but I hardly think I have chicken legs. Hardly.
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