From: The Desk of Maverick Brenton.
Subject: Developing Muscular Legs.
Recently I was getting some massage work done on my upper back and legs.
These two muscles groups take the biggest beating from my training and so they are basically sore all the time.
But they are very well developed – which the massage therapist, who happened to be a lovely young lady, pointed out to me.
As you’ve probably seen in other photos, I have a very thick and powerful posterior chain from over ten years of lifting heavy shit.
So whilst I was laying face down on the massage table, this young lady took a great deal of delight in massaging the knots out of my back muscles.
When she got to my legs, she couldn’t help but comment as she ran her hands along them:
“My goodness, your legs are like tree trunks!”
Mumbling in quiet agreement, I looked up to notice her face bright red – cheeks like motherfucking roses man.
So I smiled and sunk my head back into the table.
Now I don’t have X-ray vision even though I look like superman, but I knew as soon as I saw her face that her panties looked like a beach towel in a swimming pool.
She was wet.
Ain’t nothing new to me.
I’ve been making girls drool like they’re on heat without speaking a word – for years.
That’s just what happens when you’re a big dude.
And you get used to it after a while.
Some people like to talk shit about guys like me, with big muscles – they say we are compensating for things like a small dick.
This simply isn’t true.
I guess I can’t speak for all jacked dudes, but my cock would make your mamma cry even if I stuck it in her ass with half a bottle of lube on it.
“What! You can’t say things like that.”
Being big honestly has no downside:
Other men respect you more, normal people stare at you in the street, envious little boys say you take steroids and the girlies wet their panties when they see you passing by – listen closely and you’ll hear em giggle.
Now I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a good deal to me.
At just under 6ft 3 – I have managed to build legs that turn heads.
Experience has taught me that building big legs is a different game for tall guys, compared to short guys.
There are some things you will be unable to do.
I am very weak at regular back squats unless I use a super wide stance – but I can box squat the equivalent of a small car.
So the following article will address how to develop your legs as both a tall guy and short guy.
If you’re a midget, I can’t help you.
As usual – I’ll cover the best exercises you can do and then I will give you a sample workout.
The Best Exercises To Develop Powerful Legs.
The following exercises are in no particular order of effectiveness.
All of them work supposing you work hard at them.
Like I always say: you will have to experiment to find what works best for you.
Every motherfucker getting around is built differently.
Use your brain.
Test movements and adapt to what works best.
Let me make something very clear before we begin – nobody has ever built a jacked set of wheels by doing leg presses, leg curls or hip abductions.
That shit will not make your legs become thick and powerful.
It is a good addition to heavy squats and lunges though – which are the exercises you should be focusing on.
As always the basics are what count.
Everything else is just the icing on the cake.
The Back Squat
The Back Squat is great for guys who can do it but if you’re a taller guy like myself, you may find that you struggle.
Done properly they will build your lower body very well and develop tremendous strength in your hips.
From my experience deep and heavy back squats are the single most effective exercise for building tree trunk legs.
Do them for high reps with a heavy weight and your legs will grow like crazy.
I could do them when I was younger (and shorter) but now I utilise other movements that I will share with you shortly.
The Front Squat
Front Squats are excellent for developing strength in the quads and upper back.
I find these much easier to perform as a tall guy due to the nature of the exercise.
They are supposedly a quad dominant movement, but from my experience they build your entire lower body to the same degree as Back Squats do.
The difference being your upper back will get hammered a lot more.
I used to train these on my back day because I found them to be great for building the upper back.
Now I don’t know the science behind this, but who gives a fuck about the science – Front Squats work and that’s all that matters.
They’re awesome for developing strength in your abs too.
The Box Squat
My favourite exercise for building the legs as a tall lifter.
I don’t know how this works either, but the Box Squat just fucking works for tall guys like myself and it is much easier on the knees.
That’s why they form the foundation of my leg training.
When you sit down with the weight, make sure you keep everything tight – then explode up with as much power as you can muster.
Doing these on a regular basis will build tremendous strength in your hips and they will develop the glutes too.
If you enjoy thrusting hoes from behind then box squats will aid in your ability to do so.
I like to use a safety squat bar in addition to the regular bar.
The Hatfield Squat
This is an unconventional and badass exercise that allows you to move some serious weight.
My best is 7 plates (300kg) – as you can see in the above photo.
Read this article for an in-depth review of the Hatfield Box Squat.
These can be done with or without a box.
Now I prefer to use a box due to my height, but they work just as well without a box.
After working hard at this exercise and building up to my 300kg personal best, my legs grew tremendously and I struggled to get into most of my jeans.
Give them a try.
The Walking Lunge
Great for getting a pump in the lower body and building the legs.
You just put a barbell on your back or pick up some dumbbells – then lunge up and down your gym.
I like to do these for high reps using very slow and controlled form.
They are also a good way to warm up the legs before training squats and doing them on a regular basis will prevent lower back pain as it keeps your hips stretched out and glutes strong.
If you can’t walk up and down the gym because somebody is in the way, do them on the spot.
These are great for building the hamstrings, glutes and abductors but they will not build the quads.
I like to do these using bands, off blocks and for high reps with a heavy weight – as they are less taxing on the lower back than normal deadlifts and provide a great way to build the legs.
They work well for both tall guys and short guys.
Stiff Leg Deadlifts
Stiff Leg Deadlifts are another exercise that are awesome for building thick hamstrings, glutes and lower back muscles.
Like the Sumo Deads, these will not build the quads.
Do these from a deficit to get an even better stretch in your hammies.
Make sure you build up the weight slowly and develop enough strength in your back to handle heavier loads, otherwise you risk fucking yourself up and that’s never fun.
Sample Leg Workout:
Walking DB Lunge – 3 sets x 10 reps per leg at a light weight
Back Squat – Pyramid up to 3 rep max then perform drop down sets to failure.
Stiff Leg Deadlift – 3 sets x 8-10 reps
Sled Pushes – 3 sets x 20 metres with heavy weight
Machine Leg Extensions – 2 sets x 30 reps
There you have it.
If you add in plenty of sleep, good food, consistency and time – you’ll eventually have yourself a pair of legs that wet panties.
For those of you who currently have weak and skinny legs just persist without giving up.
While you may not be able to build tree trunk legs as a naturally skinny guy, you will still be able to pack on some muscle and get very strong.
Just eat big, train hard and focus on getting stronger.