I want to tone my legs but im svared that they get bulky?

4 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
2 Posts
Jan 8, 2014 4:36pm
via Android

My friend has been doing weights for a while now. Her legs have become bulky and muscular. What im aiming for is lean and tone legs, so im worried that doing weights or leg exercises will make it bulky? Any suggestions on what to do?

08 Jan
High repetition with lower weights to prevent muscle hypertrophy at a faster rate. Perform leg exercises that include groups of muscles(squats, lunges etc) vs isolation exercises(hamstring curls or knee extensions). Also perform stretches to keep the muscles elongated and keep up with the cardio. In most cases bulky muscles types are the results of genetics but people will view themselves as being bulky because they are not accustomed to seeing themselves with the added tone.
Icon_missing_thumb
508 Posts
Jan 8, 2014 4:49pm
via Android

Just try not to eat too much protein.

Image_thumb
480 Posts
Jan 9, 2014 12:24am
via Android

Feel it for urself Id stay away frm weights all together if my goal was urs weight training will gain mass esp if ur increasing th resistance per workouts ...body weight is th way to go ..if uve never worked out tho even body weight will gain some mass but not enough to cause alarm to gain muscle their has to b an increase n resistance...so try air sqauts lunges all tht kinda a stuff keep it simple in tht regard make cardio based for fitness and add plyometrics and u should get the results ur looking for...u want have skinny legs but u want be near a bodybuilder either

Image_thumb
1063 Posts
Jan 9, 2014 6:55am
via Android

You can weighttrain and create great lean legs. Just woudnt train your quadriceps alot. Because those muscles usually give the legs the bulky look.

Squats, lunges and deadlifts for sure wont give you bulk legs. Since they mainly activate the backsidr of your leggs and body. What will results in stronger hamstringa and glutes. Which doesnt look bulky at all.

And one thing, if it eventually is too much to your taste. Just dont train and muscle will be gone before you know it.

Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,274 topics, 38,253 posts

Motivation & Support

8,517 topics, 41,716 posts

App Updates

33 topics, 80 posts

Ask the Pros

739 topics, 1,879 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,910 topics, 12,156 posts

Trainer Tools

16 topics, 46 posts

Featured Training Programs

Weight Loss 2

Weight Loss 2

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Scientific 7x7

Scientific 7x7

Intense Time 2 Weeks
Abdominal Foundation I

Abdominal Foundation I

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Functional Fitness 1.0

Functional Fitness 1.0

Casual Time 3 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Full Body Fire

Full Body Fire

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 28 mins  
Dumbbell Heaven

Dumbbell Heaven

Casual Ic_time_32x32 25 mins  
Upper Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench
Core Killer

Core Killer

Intense Ic_time_32x32 21 mins  
Core  
Full Body Bells

Full Body Bells

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Kettlebell
Kettlebell Core

Kettlebell Core

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 11 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Kettlebell, Dumbbell, Box or Step
Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back

Casual Ic_time_32x32 27 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell