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    Starry eyed is offline In Orientation
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    Exclamation Girl with super skinny legs, need help! ):

    Hi! Well, I'm 20 years old and ever since I was little people make fun of me because of my legs. For that reason I never wear shorts, skirts or dresses, so I've decided that it's time to do something about it. I wanted to know what kind of exercises can I do to fatten them up, or at least make them look better. The problem is that I don't want to loose any weight, as you can see I'm already super thin. I would really appreciate if someone could help me. I attached a picture so you can see my legs. Thanks!!
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    Trek is offline First Set
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    You should also evaluate your diet, if you are skinny because you don't get enough high quality nutrition then I'd recommend that you determine how many calories you need on a daily basis and make sure you eat a good balance of protein, carbs and fats.
    If you are not eating enough to support your exercising then you will always have skinny legs.
    Good luck

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    Well, no exercise is going to FATTEN up your legs, so to speak (you can't train fat; this is the same reason that situps don't give people flat stomachs), but - not surprisingly - lower body strength exercises will help you put some mass on your legs, if you eat for it.

    Exercises you'll want in your repertoire are:
    - Full squats
    - Deadlifts
    - Calf raises

    You should track what you eat over the next few days, figure out how much you're consuming (measure your meals, but try not to change quantities from what you'd normally eat while measuring) in terms of carbohydrates, protein, fat and total calories. Increase your current calories by 500/day, and make sure that you're getting 1g protein/lb bodyweight/day.

    Do the above listed exercises. 3 sets of 8-12 reps for squats and calf raises, 1 set of 5 reps for deadlifts.

    Start each session with squats. Start with bodyweight for a set, then 1 set using an empty barbell (assuming you have access to a gym or a barbell set). Then move up in weight in 10-20kg (20-45lb) jumps, decreasing the number of reps per set by 3 until you reach your working set weight. Then proceed with your 3 work sets of squats, 1 work set of deadlifts, and 3 work sets of calf raises.

    As an example, if your working sets for squats are 3x8x40kg (90lb), your session will look something like this:

    Squats:
    12xBW
    12x20kg
    9x30kg
    3x8x40kg

    Deadlift:
    1x5x40kg

    Calf Raise:
    3x8x40kg

    If your working sets are all at 100kg, your session will look something like this:

    Squats:
    12xBW
    12x20kg
    9x40kg
    6x60kg
    3x75kg
    1x90kg
    3x8x100kg

    Deadlift:
    1x5x60kg
    1x2x80kg
    1x5x100kg

    Calf Raise:
    1x8x50kg
    1x5x75kg
    3x8x100kg

    Everything up until the highest weight for each exercise is just warming up/acclimating to the weight, with the highest weight being the sets that will produce growth.

    Dp this 2-3x/week, aiming to increase weight or reps every session (or as often as possible). Start out working at light weights, focusing on technique. Build up to heavy weights over time. And eat.
    Ryan - D.Fitness. SQ 2x150kg - BP 95kg - DL 190kg - OHP 60kg

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    ralary is offline In Orientation
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    so skinny legs,cannt help,cause I think it is good for slim girls

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