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BARBANAL Posts: 4,557
5/29/12 9:30 P

Thanks all for the info. I strength train 45 minutes a day and stationary bike for 40 or so minutes a day. I appreciate all the info. emoticon

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,443
5/29/12 9:27 P

Burning fat is an all-body process, and unfortunately you can't target where you lose weight from. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores. I'm sure people will suggest all sorts of thigh exercises on this thread, but the truth is that specific exercises will build up the thigh muscles, but will do absolutely nothing about the overlying layer of fat.

What you can do is to continue to reduce your overall body fat through a combination of cardio, all-body strength training and watching your intake, and some of it will naturally come off the thighs.


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5/29/12 8:55 P

I completely agree that you need to eat healthy, drink your water, and do your cardio to trim inches and be overall physically fit.

However, to strengthen my inner thighs and define my muscle tone which helps my legs look slimmer, I like to do sumo squats. You can do this with weights or putting your hands on your hips, but by turning your feett and changing your squat stance, you can feel the burn on your inner thighs. I've included a link that shows the proper form.

Edited by: METSFAN81 at: 5/29/2012 (20:55)
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5/29/12 8:25 P

Coach Nancy is absolutely right! Your muscles draw their energy from the bloodstream... not the surrounding fat stores. The bloodstream gets that energy from all over your body... and where it comes from first is your momma's fault.

It will go away, if you keep at your plan, and keep losing weight. We all have a place we tend to hold it. Mine's my stomach. I have rock-hard thighs, but I still look pregnant! At least now, I look 4 months pregnant instead of 7. ;) And believe me, if it were possible to reduce via exercise, that would be gone. I do a LOT of ab work (it's a part of the classes I do) and while I have a serious six pack abs, it's still hidden by the keg. ;)

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5/29/12 6:40 P


Focusing your workout on a specific body part to shrink the fat in that area, AKA spot reduction, is not effective. The reason, fat distribution is, for the most part, determined by your genetics. Your goal should be to follow a healthy diet along with a regular cardio and strength training program which will help lead you to overall body fat reduction.

Coach Nancy

BARBANAL Posts: 4,557
5/29/12 6:04 P

What is a good exercise for the inner thighs, can't seem to get rid of the flab. Is it here to stay ?

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