Don’t be a UBO!
A little while ago I got a note from Matt (a bodybuilding.com friend of mine) that included the following sentences. “What cracks me up are the UBO’s. You know, guys with chicken legs wearing the tightest tank top with the biggest sweatpants.” I’d never heard the term UBO’s before but I knew exactly what it meant. Every person who spends time in the gym is very familiar with the phenomenon. There are plenty of people with nice upper body development but nothing at all in the leg department. The bench press area is always full and the guys in particular fight for the dumbbells and barbells to do their curls with. Seems many guys just want to work chest and biceps (the majority of the girls don’t want to touch the weights at all) and they ignore the squat racks completely.
There’s a reason. Leg day is difficult. It’s a challenge both physically and mentally. It hurts! There are times when I’m squatting that I actually see stars. You sweat with the effort, you walk away shaky and over the next few days you’re likely to be walking around very gingerly. On those days trying to bend down to pick up a fallen object is a challenge and so is getting in and out of the car. Still, it must be done…and strangely once you’ve made peace with the necessity, the tenderness felt later feels like a reward. It’s welcome, looked for, accepted as a job well done.
You can’t always hide in giant sweatpants. Hit the beach or slip on those shorts and your work ethic is going to show. Anybody who sees skinny sticks is going to know…..YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT!
Here you have a hard worker. See what I mean? You always know!
Oh good gracious no!
Don't think so!
Yes, yes, yes! This is Todd Roberts....amazing legs!
Not so much....
This is another big YES! Lovely...and you know she EARNED those legs!
Hmmmm....not so great in the leg department
You know this guy squats! Fantastic work...
Obviously a no..and EXACTLY how my legs used to look!
Me...still a work in progress but you have to admit this is better than where I started. Lots of hot dates with the squat rack under my belt...
Quads! Getting better...and I'm going to keep on trying...