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2/3/14 10:29 A

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While it's true you can't spot-reduce, you can make your legs look good by developing those muscles. I have found that stairs and walking up hills is great for my thighs. When I stopped for a couple of months, they got flabby again, but walking up stairs and walking hills or on an incline on the treadmill -- great for the thighs!

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2/3/14 9:56 A

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Kettle bells has worked in that area for me. But you have to know how to use them. I also do Boot Camp and this also has made a difference, we do lots of squats!

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2/2/14 1:19 P

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Interesting. Thanks for all your thoughts! :)

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2/1/14 4:03 P

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lol your right , and first place I gain weight is my face and my chest and first place I lose lol

started at 160 now I'm down to 155


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1/29/14 2:13 P

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Isn't it also true that you lose fat in the last place you gained weight first and the first place you gained weight tends to be the last place you lose the weight?

For me, that would be my face and from the waist up, then my hips and thighs, then the abdominal region.



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1/29/14 2:00 P



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LAURIEANDBLUE2K: You lost weight in your thighs because that was where you were genetically predisposed to losing it... you would have lost it no matter what kind of exercise you did. Targeting specific areas through exercise doesn't reduce fat there.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/29/2014 (14:00)
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1/28/14 7:01 P

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Wow! good way to go I am looking into joining a Gym just a matter of getting my husband to go and sign us up it was my christmas gift . pluss I have a $$ chanllenge I get $1.000.00 if I lose 25 pounds by June 2014

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1/28/14 6:17 P

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I got a stationary bike for xmas and it has helped my thighs. Try that.



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1/28/14 5:23 P

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I agree with the other posters - burning fat is an all-body process, and 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. Thigh exercises will develop 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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1/28/14 12:28 P

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yes you really can't spot reduce. Your body will burn the fat from where ever it wants to.
I did feel that when I added in running to other workouts the measurements in my thighs seemed to shrink.

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1/28/14 11:53 A

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Alrighty, thanks for the info. :)

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1/28/14 11:51 A

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There really isn't anything that you can do to reduce your thighs only. You can reduce fat over your body but spot reducing doesn't work. I find that if my legs have some muscle on them they look better, so I do squats and lunges it helps to firm and tone but doesn't really make them smaller.



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1/28/14 11:42 A

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Hi guys,
I want to slim down my thighs for the most part. Do you have any tips on exercises and things to do in order to slim down that particular area?
Thanks a lot!
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