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I was wondering how big you guys have gotten your legs to be? I am 5'5'' I weigh in at 140lbs have 21 inch quads and 14.5 inch calfs. Also if any of you know how big the pros can get up to that would be a cool fact.
 

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5'8" 115-120 lbs. needless to say i have pretty small legs as im rather skinny. just measured and they are (diameter) 19.5 inches (quads), 12.5 calfs....they are still growing. at the end of ski season last year they were huge from racing...
 

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Heere we go again.

Seriously, except the sprinters, road cyclists are not bodybuilders. Producing sustainable watts and having massively overdeveloped muscle tissue just doesn't necessarily correlate.

Sure, pros have very, very defined muscles, and they're of course pretty big compared with the rest of their skinny asses, but, seriously.

Just don't be like the former co-worker of mine who took lots of creatine and did tons of squats at the gym to "look better" in his cycling gear. Which, of course, was always full US postal.
 

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Leg sizes don't mean anything. It's a horrible gauge of one's abilities on a bike...

We have a Cat. 3 and Cat. 1 racer who weighs 130-135 each, with legs the size of matchsticks, but either one of them will beat the living daylights out of 99% of people on the road. Both have VO2 max (relative) over 70 and the Cat. 1 racer has a peak wattage of ~1500 in a sprint. He's the guy who weighs 135 and was the national madison champion 2 yrs ago.

All that matters is the muscle fiber composition, the heart, the lungs, the mind and how much pain you can tolerate.


Leg sizes mean nothing.
 

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All show. No go :(

6'2". 230lbs. 17 inch calves. 23.5 inch quads. Can't sprint worth spit. :(
 

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edwin headwind said:
You Measure your quads?? Does anyone see you do this?
Measuring calves is quite a challenge. It's very hard to get a tape meaure around them if their mothers are trying to feed them.
 

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5'-10"
145lbs
22" quad
15 1/4" calf

but it really won't tell much...
take a look at these calfs... http://www.tomdanielson.com/pages/lookout.htm

that was this sat.
16:02 was his time...
next best was
18:07

and me sitting back at 20:18 or 21:18 (they posted the later but i was told the former) we'll see which is right. goal was sub 20...
 

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Hey, I got you all beat! Guess that comes with being a clyde.

Quad: 26.75
Calf: 18.25

Need strong legs to carry / pedal around the extra weight. Not much of a sprinter though. I definitley lack those fast twitch muscles.
 

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wzq622 said:
All that matters is the muscle fiber composition, the heart, the lungs, the mind and how much pain you can tolerate.
Especially the latter.
 

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5'10", 145 lbs, my quads are 19.5" and my calves are 13"

I'm HUGE.

Now let's measure our d***s, and wave them around :rolleyes:



Oh, here's a clue...none of this leg size thing means a gawddam thing
 

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GiantNigel said:
Dude...measuring your legs is...dare I say it...kinda gay.

NTTAWWT, I guess.
Nige
must have been what attracted you to the thread.

we really don't need 14 year olds trolling the site giving pathetic comments
"ug, thats gay"
 

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Testy(cles), aren't we, dfleck? Some issues there, perhaps. I'll leave you to your closet and your own skeletons.

As you yourself said--after providing to-the-quarter-inch measurements of your darling muscles--"it really won't tell much." Lighten up. Perhaps you don't know the meaning of "NTTAWWT," but the only thing I didn't include was a smiley face to indicate good-naturedness.

Now go back and measure your pr*ck; that should take you a while. Good luck.
 

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Actually the shoes are out of the picture so the calves aren't that extended down. However, they are very big for a cyclist.
 
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