My boyfriend weighs a little more then me but his legs are so small. Those "chicken legs." haha. My legs are much more shapely and um I don't know round haha. I've noticed this in a lot of guys. Why do men in general have those tiny legs?
Imo, what you described is guys that weightlift, but only work on the "sexy" muscles like midsection, back, shoulders, biceps, chest...
...and neglect any exercise from the abs down outside of cardio, will result in "chicken legs", because the top half is obviously more "built" than the bottom half.
Cardio strengthens the lower body endurance-wise, but as the body adapts to running/cycling/etc, the legs actually lose muscle in them. It's all due to the body "adapting" to running, and to better adapt to running/cycling/etc, the body says "i need to get lighter so I can run faster".
Do you notice how marathon / long-distance runners are smaller overall than sprinters? That's why.
My entire leg work out is one hour in itself and includes 6 miles of biking; I definetely don't have chicken legs. What you are explaining is correct though. Many guys are only interested in their upper half, so they completely negelct leg workouts. That, and its difficult to fully develop your leg muscles. It takes work and there are many components to the legs, many different muscles that are stimulated differentely.
My legs don't seem that skinny to me when I look at them, but then I look at myself in a full-length mirror and they look really skinny when compared to the rest of me. In my case it is mostly genetics because my dad has extremely skinny legs; he even has veins popping out of them.
Also, I'm guilty of only strength training my upper body while neglecting my lower body like what some other people said.
I don't know where you've been looking, but there are plenty of guys with big legs (I'm one of them). I do a lot of biking and have skied my whole life and have some pretty big thighs to show for it :)
They don't. In general men are supposed to have bigger legs(they're just kinda shaped differently). Either you're fat or your boyfriend is just really skinny. Women have more round legs because of more fat but men have more big/bulky legs because of more muscle mass, but they're certainly not "tiny". I see this in guys and girls. There isn't really much a size difference in the legs between men and women anyway(in general), just shape. Moron.
i have chicken legs from the knees down ,my calves, I hate absolutely hate them. its one body part I wish could have surgery on. everything else is good. but it wouldn't matter if I made calves huge from weight training. because they still would look small. you made me more insecure now, thinking that girls are going laugh at legs lol. but I don't have big muscles anyway, I am just average build bloke. but I just can't wear shorts in the summer cause of my legs.
yeah, some just focus on working out their upper body, so they have disproportionate legs. women seem to have thicker legs. I love beautiful women legs :)
Some guys only work out their biceps and look ridicilous and not proportioned. Many guys look good and well proportioned so your comment about all guys is off and sound like jealousy to me. May be you have fat legs and hate all men because they all have better looking legs than you?