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Are Weighted Squats And Lunges Good Or Bad For A Pear Shaped Body?


Should A Pear Shaped Body Avoid Training Legs?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re answering a viewer question who asked the following question, are weighted squats and lunges good for a pear shaped body?

Today’s viewer question is from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 022.

@N3ONQU33N on Twitter asks:

Do weighted squats and lunges bulk up your legs? I am pear shaped and don’t want my legs to get any bigger. Love you guys!


Are Weighted Squats And Lunges Good For A Pear Shaped Body?

Jess: We talked about this yesterday.

Everyone thinks that working lower body is going to make their legs grow bigger.

Brad: Even though you didn’t say you want to lose belly fat and get leaner abs, since most people usually want this, I assume that’s what you want as well.

I always say, the way to get abs is through training your legs.

Jess: Yes, and obviously your nutrition.

Brad: Yeah, and your nutrition, but if you’re going to focus on one type of exercise to get abs, it’s through training your legs.

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Here’s why training legs is important for fat loss even if your legs are big.

Your legs are the biggest muscle group in your body, and the most metabolically active.

If you don’t want your legs to get bigger since you already have a pear shaped body, there’s no need to worry.

Even though you’re pear shaped, you’re still going to see an incredible response to your overall physique by incorporating weighted squats and weighted lunges.

Don’t Worry About Your Legs Getting Bigger From Leg Training

The overall hormonal response in your body from training legs is going to totally destroy fat all over your body.

Jess: If you want to slim down, whether it’s in your legs or anywhere in your body, a lot of it comes down to your nutrition.

In other words, you need to be eating the right amount of calories and macronutrients for your goals.

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Brad: Even if you’re a pear shaped body, you’re going to be fine training your legs, since this is going to help you lose fat everywhere else on your body.

Jess: If you didn’t train legs, your training would be very imbalanced, meaning you would have a really strong upper body and weak legs.

You don’t want that to be the case, you want your training to be balanced.

Brad: If you are really concerned about getting bigger legs, just go higher reps and lower weight to burn them out.

Jess: Yes, if it makes you feel better about things, to get slim legs do bodyweight only leg exercises and complete as many reps as you can, until you fatigue.

Brad: Although I don’t recommend that for optimal results, however if the fear of weighted squats and lunges making you bulky is in your head, then just do bodyweight only leg exercises for high reps.

It’s better than completely skipping out on training your legs.


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