Thick thighs are one of the great challenges in weight control. If they run in the family you’re likely to have them. The fat in the butt area can also be hard to lose, too. That’s because lower body fat doesn’t move in and out of fat cells as the fat in the other parts of the body.
But it’s possible to slim down and get sexy thighs, and fitness experts are here to share the secret.
When you lose weight, you lose it all over the body. But you can choose an exercise that works the legs and exercises large muscle groups like the thighs and butt. These tend to burn the most calories too.
Good exercises include walking, cycling, skiing, stair climbing. Running can help burn a lot of calories but it’s not the best choice for people with big thighs since they may find it uncomfortable. However you can do a walk-run program where you alternate walking with running short distances of a block or two.
To see results exercise at least 3 to 5 times a week in 30 minute sessions. Stick to low to moderate intensity or 60% of maximum effort since that level will burn more fat. The intensity of your workout matters less than the length. For example walking for one hour yields the same benefits as running for 20 minutes.
Swimming is not an effective exercise if you want to thin down your thighs. Despite all the kicks it actually doesn’t really ‘work’ the muscles in the legs. But if you love the water you can try running in the shallow end of the pool.
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Complement your routine with strengthening exercises that shape the thigh. Examples are leg lifts and step squats.
Reduce your intake of fatty foods. You can exercise a lot and still gain weight if you aren’t controlling your diet. Concentrate on grains, vegetables and fruits and low-fat meat. The result will be not just thinner thighs but overall health.
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