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Old 01-09-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default A safe way of reducing muscle?

At this point in my weight loss, my lower legs are about twice as wide as anyone's I have ever seen except perhaps people who are much taller and weigh over 400 pounds. It's ridiculous. And yet, they're pretty much solid muscle at this point, so I'm probably not going to get them any smaller easily. Basically, my lower legs weigh a ton, and the extra bulk doesn't seem to be doing much of anything, which is bad in saber fencing, which I am learning to do, where moving quickly is a huge advantage. Is there any safe way to reduce the bulk of my lower leg muscles a tad?


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Old 01-09-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Oh wow. I don't know really. I've NEVER wanted to reduce muscle!!! If that's your deal though, good luck!
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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The basic way would be to stop working them as much. Are you doing heavy weights with them?

Also, how do you know they are solid muscle? Are they extremely defined? Intramuscular fat could be making them big as well.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:33 AM   #4
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I would suggest to do more cardio, still do lower body workouts but with lighter weights and higher reps (15-20 or even 25 reps)
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