Thread: Leg question?
04-27-2005, 12:10 PM #1
Yesterday I did
angled standing calf
1x7@60 (didn't wait long enough to recover only about 1 min.)
1x12@60 super setted with toe raises with a 50 lb BB 1x12
1x12@60 " "
1x12@60 " "
1x12@60 " "
1x5@110 and then turned into a drop set until I finished running the stack.
1x10@130 and then another dropset running the rack to failure.
Hanging leg raises 5x25
Torso Twists 5x30
My question is, why am I only sore in my right leg? Is it a physical problem? Do I just need to use heavier weight on my left leg? Or should I just try and really concentrate. I don't want to end up all asymetrical.
04-27-2005, 04:01 PM #2
I assume your dominant leg overpowered your lifts. . .
Concentrate on using both heels to drive upwards. . .
04-28-2005, 10:47 AM #3
Hmmm, maybe just for grins and giggles, I'll concentrate on driving with just my left heel. I don't expect that I'll make up for las week, but maybe I'll get some soreness out of the left wheel this time around. Thanks.
04-28-2005, 11:17 AM #4
you could do all those excercises 1 leg at a time cept squats...
and just focus on putting ur foundation on ur left leg for squats.. bam done.
04-29-2005, 02:55 AM #5
maybe you favour your right side..feeling more comfortable on it, you end up lushing harder on said side...
Maybe you have a neuromuscular imbalance.
The possibilities are numerous
04-29-2005, 05:44 AM #6
Change machine lunges to Lunges holding a pair of dumbbells in each hand. Don't do them walking style but stationary....I think these are harder and forcing the leg extended during the lift to push you back into an uupright position adds stress to the quads. If you don't like those then try one legged squats..again with dumbbells. Step far enough away from a bench, place one foot on it behind you and perform a squat movement.....you will lose your balance so go slow and get the movement down well enough before you start with the dumbbells.
Step-ups might offer some assitance in your goal as well......with a barbell on your shoulders or holding db's.
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Do what I do for knee rehabilitation.
Work one leg at a time in all exercises that way you assure complete development.
04-30-2005, 12:10 AM #8Originally Posted by SwoleCat
04-30-2005, 12:01 PM #9
yep very good poitn, ive noticed that with machine ANYTHING, its possibly to leverage more weight on one side, at least as long as the mechanisms are connected (you move one side and the other moves as well), so try for more free weights and isolation might also be a good idea. Also mental imagery helps, for example when im doing back, I have to really imagine the back muscles moving in my head to get a good workout, im sure you can apply that to legs somehow--
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