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    longhorn is offline In Orientation
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    Need to strengthen my legs.

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    Lately I've been noticing that my legs feel really weak at times. If I have to stand in a line somewhere it can be absolute hell. My legs will start shaking like they're about to give out. I really need to do something about it. What exercises (without weights) can I do to help make my legs stronger?

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    newf is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Walking lunges, pistol squats, squating with back against a wall (not sure what its called) are a couple.

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    evolution is offline I love me some Mreik
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    It sounds like you might have some stability issues. Your legs should be strong enough to support you standing. Have you suffered any nerve damage in the past? Are you, otherwise, healthy? Do you lift on a schedule or at all?

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    Lyncho is offline Registered User
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    Running is always a good leg builder, especially hill runs and hill sprints.

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    jenn is offline Needs to Deload
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    sqauting against the wall= wall sits.

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    R.Lewis is offline I <3 to touch myself
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    Long horn - You may have one leg shorter than the other. It sounds silly but its pretty comon and can normally be cured by having an insert in your shoe.

    see a doc

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    longhorn is offline In Orientation
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    Ok. There was a page I came across that gave good descriptions on the correct way to do excercises and also had a video clip to demonstrate. I can't seem to find it again. Does anyone know a site like the one I am talking about?

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    R.Lewis is offline I <3 to touch myself
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    www.exrx.net

    A very handy website indeed

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