Leverage Leg Power to Develop Upper Body

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Leverage Leg Power to Develop Upper Body

Post by George G » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:58 am

Hey guys. I am kina imbalanced. I have 35" unflexed thighs, 12" unflexed arms. basically my lower body is much better developed than my upper body. The difference is less apparent than 1 year ago, but it is still clearly noticable.

So I got a nutty idea this morning. Maybe I can use lower body power to correct the imbalance. Any ideas? The only things I thought of so far:

Push Press
Clean
Olympic Lifts

I already do a little bit of each of the above, but perhaps I should focus more on the above exercises? Or Maybe I am just being silly.

BTW. Currently I perform 2 upper body sessions for every lower body session. And my lower body training is in the 1-4 range, while my upper body training is all over the place (undulation periodization), but never lower than 5 reps.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:34 pm

I've tried push presses but found I get better results doing Military Presses with strict form. In fact I recently started doing them seated.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:36 pm

I've also tried cheating curls without very good results.

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Post by Ryan A » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:43 pm

I like Push press for tricep size and shoulder size.

35 inches is REALLY big, how tall are you again George?

You could try supinated chins. They are a nice compound lift that put a lot of emphasis on the biceps.

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Post by George G » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:47 pm

Ryan A wrote:I like Push press for tricep size and shoulder size.

35 inches is REALLY big, how tall are you again George?

You could try supinated chins. They are a nice compound lift that put a lot of emphasis on the biceps.
HAHAHA

TYPO! My thighs are 25 inches. My height is 5'10

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Post by George G » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:48 pm

Matt Z wrote:I've tried push presses but found I get better results doing Military Presses with strict form. In fact I recently started doing them seated.
As per Ian King, Seated Behind the Neck Shouler Press is the best mass builder for shoudlers.

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Post by Guest » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:53 pm

lol...i was gonna say man those are some friggin tree trunks!!

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:05 pm

Yes 35" legs with 12" arms would look a little strange. I have 28" thighs (flexed) with 17" upper arms (also flexed) at 5'6" and would consider myself pretty proportional.

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Re: Leverage Leg Power to Develop Upper Body

Post by Guest » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:41 pm

George G wrote:Hey guys. I am kina imbalanced. I have 35" unflexed thighs, 12" unflexed arms. basically my lower body is much better developed than my upper body. The difference is less apparent than 1 year ago, but it is still clearly noticable..
Just out of curiousity - have you ever gotten a good pump during your upper body workouts?

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Re: Leverage Leg Power to Develop Upper Body

Post by George G » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:04 am

Anonymous wrote:
George G wrote:Hey guys. I am kina imbalanced. I have 35" unflexed thighs, 12" unflexed arms. basically my lower body is much better developed than my upper body. The difference is less apparent than 1 year ago, but it is still clearly noticable..
Just out of curiousity - have you ever gotten a good pump during your upper body workouts?
I don't really train for the pump. After most workouts I do feel a little 'pumped', but I don't think this could be defined as a 'good pump'. I have had a coupl e of workouts where I felt 'extra pumped'

The above paragraph is tru for both upper and lower body workouts.

Just out of curiosity - why are you asking?

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Re: Leverage Leg Power to Develop Upper Body

Post by Stephen Johnson » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:50 am

George G wrote:Just out of curiosity - why are you asking?
I was testing the old theory that there's a relationship between muscle pump and muscle development.

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Post by Merc82nd » Wed May 03, 2006 1:50 pm

Remember to continue to workout your legs as it has been shown to increase the amount of testosterone released from the pituitary gland. This in turn will help you get bigger and stronger in your upper body.
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