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TRYAGAINTHENWIN SparkPoints: (2,010)
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12/17/13 7:14 P

My walking includes various terrains, as I walk outside and inside, and sometimes outside when very cold, which I heard is good for you

MLEHTO SparkPoints: (51,442)
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12/17/13 1:54 P

You will also build muscle walking if your terrain includes hills, both up and down. When I was in college, our campus was built on a hill and my residence hall was at the bottom of the hill. I definitely built some calf muscles just walking up and down the hills every day.

MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (124,561)
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12/17/13 10:13 A

yes

TRYAGAINTHENWIN SparkPoints: (2,010)
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12/16/13 8:08 P

Thank you for the responses. My question was answered. It was will you build build lots of muscles by walking for a long time.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,288
12/16/13 7:00 P

I'm not quite sure what is behind your question. Do you want to build muscle, or are you concerned about 'bulking up'.

To build muscle (and even just to maintain your existing muscle as you lose weight) you need to be doing quality strength training that genuinely challenges your muscles at close to their maximum capacity. This is generally taken as being challenging enough to fatigue your legs in 15 reps or less.

Walking is cardio, not strength training, and will NOT build muscle.

Also, fat is considerably denser than fat. (Check www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=quiz_how_
much_do_you_really_know_about_fat
for a great photo of this). Bulk in the legs is almost always due to fat, not muscle.

M@L

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,560
12/16/13 3:57 P

you can build muscles in your legs but it's hard to do with just walking

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (123,353)
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12/16/13 3:40 P

Not from walking. You will get toned muscles. I do Body Pump three times a week and we do two sets of exercises for the legs. Mine are getting quite shapely and Hubby has noticed!

TRYAGAINTHENWIN SparkPoints: (2,010)
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12/16/13 9:47 A

Thank you

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12/16/13 9:36 A

TRYAGAINTHENWIN SparkPoints: (2,010)
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12/16/13 9:32 A

If you walk a lot can you build many muscles in your legs so they are big? If you walk a lot will your legs get very big from muscles?

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