Oh yes, I think running is the best for overall loss (since you cannot lose weight from a specific part of your body only overall) and running indeed shaped every part of my body and slowly but surly melts away the fat but for further shaping and tightening I like doing exercises like the one I mentioned.
so running gets three ticks already in the "how to shape your legs" column LOL
Oh the stair step machine is my fav as well but I think the way I do it most of the time shapes my calves and my bum mostly, it doesn't feel like it was shaping my knee though. I'm playing with the levels and the way I'm placing my foot, sooner or later I will find the inner thigh shaping position too.
I've read this "lunges and squats" (jessica alba workout) but I can't really picture it, I think I need to look it up here in the exercise demo store.
another exercise at home - you need a soft ball not too big, not too small
Sit on the floor, pull your knees up so you are in a comfortable V position, your arms stretched behind you as support, ball is between your knees, try to squeeze it constantly with your knees; then lift one of your legs up (so it looks like the extension of your other knee) then lower it down. Repeat till you start feeling your knees and inner thighs then change legs.
If you don't have a ball a pillow would do too.
You can do this while sitting on the big yoga ball, you simply straighten your leg forward...
Edited by: KUNSTLEROMAN at: 8/23/2009 (17:09)
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