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    I have begun to start putting on some satisfying mass from being a pretty skinny guy at 11st and 6'3. I'm up over 13st now and still going good however my knees still seem to be extremely skinny (i.e. can see bone sticking out at the side.

    I currently do calf raises, stiff leg dead lifts and squats for my legs with normal dead lifts in for my back that also hits my legs a bit.

    Any sugestions?
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    What sort of frequency/volume do you do these leg exercises with?
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    I think I have the same problem, my knees are messed up lol. Also the same as you, 6'4, used to be really skinny
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    Genetics mate nothing you can do there.
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    Should of just posted my routine in the first post.

    Just changed around a week ago changed from bars to DBs and changing the order etc and also all compound exercises from 4 x 6 to 3 x 8.

    Monday -
    Dead Lift 3 x 8
    Gironda Chins 3 x 8
    Calf Raises 3 x 8

    Tuesday -
    DB Shoulder Press 3 x 8
    Laterial Raises 3 x 8
    Tricep Dip 3 x 8
    Tricep Overhead Rope Pull - 3 x 8

    Wednesday -
    Rest

    Thursday -
    Stiff leg Dead Lifts 3 x 8
    Squats 3 x 8
    Ab Work

    Friday -
    DB Chest Press 3 x 8
    DB Pullover 3 x 8
    Narrow Grip Underhand Chin 3 x 8
    Preacher Curl 3 x 8
    Last edited by ColinS; 24-01-2008 at 03:40 PM.
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    Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Genetics mate nothing you can do there.
    bah

    suppose your right there mind, my uncle and grandpa are both real tall and skinny
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    I'm the same mate.
    I have thin wrists, ankles and knees. You can't get them any bigger because there simply isn't muscle that covers these joints- you're stuck with them!
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    oh well, it was worth asking. I'd be kind of ok if it wasn't for the bone sticking out the side!!!
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    One thing that makes knees look skinny is lack of development of the lower portion of the quadriceps group, esp. the VMO.

    For alot of folks, back squatting builds good overall hip and thight mass, but alot of it seems to be glutes and upper quadriceps region, esp. if you use a powerlifting-style squat. To hit the lower quads, exercises like front squats, bulgarian squats, and full ATG high-bar olympic back squats (possibly also with a slight heel raise) work well. Other actvities, like backwards shuffle and backwards sled dragging really hit that portion of the quads.
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