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    Train4Army is offline In Orientation
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    Does walking build leg muscle?

    Hi i walk around 12k a day atleast 4 days a week. Will this build leg muscle or will it do more harm than good?

    thanks.


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    tenpercent is offline Third Set
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    Neither. It is not going to build muscle but it is also not doing more harm than good.

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    Train4Army is offline In Orientation
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    could you tell me What walking would improve?

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    oicdn is offline Second Set
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    Walking doesn't really improve anything. Unless you're power walking, then it gets your heart rate up and that's about it. You walk everywhere, your muscles aren't under any undue stress so you're not building anything.

    Run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train4Army View Post
    Hi i walk around 12k a day atleast 4 days a week. Will this build leg muscle or will it do more harm than good?

    thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Train4Army View Post
    could you tell me What walking would improve?

    thanks
    Walking is an improvement over doing nothing....so.....

    Why don't you tell us what you want to do (i.e. "improve") and we can try and make some suggestions that can help

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    tenpercent is offline Third Set
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train4Army View Post
    could you tell me What walking would improve?

    thanks

    Walking. The more you walk, the more you can walk.

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    fitslug is offline Warming Up
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    No, and I think you need to understand how & why muscle is built in the first place. For your body to trigger muscle growth, you need to introduce it (the muscle) to a stimuli which has an intensity that is slightly greater than what it can handle and is used to.

    Once this happens, you then need to have proper nutrition in order for the muscle to recover properly. That's when you see growth. It's a simple 4 step process: Stimulate - Introduce Proper Nutrition - Recovery - Growth.

    Rinse & Repeat.

    This is pretty damn general but by asking the question you asked, it was clear to me you needed a crash course.

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    Train4Army is offline In Orientation
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    Ok i want to build muscle on my legs but i have no access to bikes,gym and not much time for running due to studys for exams, job. So the only time i get to do exercise is walking to school and push ups before bed.

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    I want to build muscle on my leg but i dont have a bike and no money for a gym, no time for running because of my job and studying for exams, so i only get to walk to school and do pushups for exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train4Army View Post
    I want to build muscle on my leg but i dont have a bike and no money for a gym, no time for running because of my job and studying for exams, so i only get to walk to school and do pushups for exercise.
    you are walking! that is ver cool

    if you want to build your legs up then do body weight squats, do pistols (songle leg squats).

    pick up something heavy, like a recliner chair, or a spare tire, or bricks and do squats, and single leg squats etc.

    excuses are for losers!

    yer funy

    i really like tenpercents replies to this thread.

    FF

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenpercent View Post
    Walking. The more you walk, the more you can walk.
    LMAO!!!! That's classic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitslug View Post
    No, and I think you need to understand how & why muscle is built in the first place. For your body to trigger muscle growth, you need to introduce it (the muscle) to a stimuli which has an intensity that is slightly greater than what it can handle and is used to.
    You're right. Intensity is a large factor/requirement. However, surpassing a volume threshold is also critical.

    Simply lifting one set heavily enough (gauged by a percentage of 1rm) isn't enough. That's why we need to factor in the volume side of things. Volume amplifies the effects of breaking the intensity threshold, up to a point.

    By that I mean once you trigger adaptation by lifting heavily enough (intensity threshold), you maximize said adaptation by doing enough work at said intensity, which is typically expressed as volume.

    Sorry if this is old news to you. It probably is. But for the clarity's sake for those reading... completeness is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroutman81 View Post
    You're right. Intensity is a large factor/requirement. However, surpassing a volume threshold is also critical.

    Simply lifting one set heavily enough (gauged by a percentage of 1rm) isn't enough. That's why we need to factor in the volume side of things. Volume amplifies the effects of breaking the intensity threshold, up to a point.

    By that I mean once you trigger adaptation by lifting heavily enough (intensity threshold), you maximize said adaptation by doing enough work at said intensity, which is typically expressed as volume.

    Sorry if this is old news to you. It probably is. But for the clarity's sake for those reading... completeness is important.
    Heh yup. Hypertrophy IS actually the total volume of work done at (usually) 75-80% of your max. Completeness in one post is impossible (specially with all the sh** floating around in my head) but big ups for throwing that in.

    And let me bring something to light - if you use one rest-pause set... it can be more than enough to trigger a hypertropic response. In fact, I've used rest-pause sets successfully to blast through plateaus. Over the years of training and training others, I've found that there is usually more than one solution to a said goal. (Go figure...)

    Anyways, this topic can get deep. Let's leave this walking soul with what's stated. Oh and flyinfree's ideas ain't bad. You can squat with pretty much anything, so leave f***ing excuses behind!

    Cheers.
    Last edited by fitslug; Aug. 24/09 at 09:18 PM.

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    Sure, it can get deep. I had no intentions of "getting deep." But when speaking generally, I think comprehensively covering all the foundational factors is important.

    I don't think delving into the science of hypertrophy is necessary. But covering ALL of the basics is, IMO.

    Which is why I brought up volume.

    Best to ya.

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    why don't u run 2 work? or home from work, its how a lot of people fit in some cardio (i know we're thinking about just weights) but cardio is also important plus it triggers hypertrophy and you'll burn any excess fat you don't want

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