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    Lauraetco is offline Registered User
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    Question How do you shrink your inner thighs?

    Hello,

    I'm 22, 5'1", and 108lbs. I'm wondering if anyone can give me advice on how to shrink my inner thighs.

    Right now they touch in the middle and I hate it. To give you some background, I've been going to the gym 2-3 times/wk for about 2 yrs. I start with 12-15min of cardio, then do weight training for about 1 hr, and finish with crunches and stretching. My legs and butt get worked once a week. I've seen results with everything except my inner thighs and lower butt. They just won't shrink!!! A few weeks ago, I added a few pilate moves for the thighs to my routine because I heard that really makes a difference. Does it? How long does it take? I don't eat poorly but I guess anyone could eat better. Could it be my diet that's keeping my thights fat? Should I be doing more cardio? Are there any really great exercises anyone can suggest? I just don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    I want thighs like Jessica Simpson in her new video (the one with the cowboy boots). Is it possible to be that thin and still be healthy??? I've always wondered that.

    Thanks sooo much,
    Laura

    P.S. I'm very excited to have found this forum.

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    MIR
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    Hi! Lunges won't do any harm. Otherwise, just look on your diet and keep it up! You can do it!

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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    You know, I always thought Jessica Simpson was just alright...I mean, she isn't the greatest. Because a lot of people are always crapping their pants about how great she is, I'm just like, "wuh ev."

    Welcome to the forums.

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    Safina is offline In Orientation
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    I just watched that video and she looks like she hasn't eaten for months, personally I don't find such legs attractive (i'm female by the way)...do men even find such legs attractive? it looks like two sticks...

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    malkore is offline Deceptimod
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    I avoid the simpson girls at all cost. Neither can carry an intelligent conversation, and if the brain power is lacking, no amount of 'good thighs' will make up for it.

    Lunges, squats, leg curls and stiff legg deadlifts are what I'd do, but you need to clean up your diet. You cannot spot reduce fat...you can only work the muscle underneath, and lower over all bodyfat so the muscle shows.

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    I don't think Jessica's legs are "feminine" at all..they might look good with those shorts but that's it

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    MIR
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    I second malkore. On both points.

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    Lauraetco is offline Registered User
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    I agree, Jessica isn't the brightest little star in the sky. To be honest, I don't even like her music. Also, I think most men don't find really skinny legs attractive. I do, however. Thanks for the advice, keep it comming

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    wvpumpkin is offline Warming Up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauraetco
    I agree, Jessica isn't the brightest little star in the sky. To be honest, I don't even like her music. Also, I think most men don't find really skinny legs attractive. I do, however. Thanks for the advice, keep it comming

    Lift weights, but make sure your diet in on. Calorie surplus means booty and leg surplus. I know!!! Mine finally look the way I want. I built muscle, they looked too big till I lost the fat, which came with downsizing my calories per day. Hope this helps. I am 5'3" and 106 pounds right now.

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    Lauraetco is offline Registered User
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    Thanks Wvpumpkin. Good for you! How many calories do you eat a day if you don't mind me asking? A website told me I need 1300 to loose weight but I'm aiming for around 1000. Do you know, do calories take into account things like carbs, fat, and sugar? Should I be avoiding these things if I'm just counting calories? I've never had any formal nutrition training so I wouldn't know.
    Thanks

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    Trainer Lynn is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    NO NO NO NO....sorry had to get your attention.

    Please do not eat 1000 calories a day. People in a coma eat more than that. No I am not joking. We need 1200 calories a day just to survive. Please get better guidance than whatever website told you to eat 1000 calories.

    Okay, now on to your original question... you are doing too much working out my friend. If you are doing 12-15 minutes of cardio and then an hour of weights, and then abs and stretching...too much.

    Your goal is to workout for no more than an hour at a time. Start with a 5 minute warm-up, then move onto strength training, then cool down by stretching. On the days you do not weight train do cardio (no more than 45-60 minutes MAX). Be sure you have rest days as well.

    I really recommend getting professional help with your nutrition and fitness program. It seems like you are all over the place in terms of a concrete plan.

    I just reread my post and feel it's a bit negative. Sorry about that. I just want to see you get real results the safe way. Check out my website for professional guidance on how to build a proper program. Good luck!

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    Lauraetco is offline Registered User
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    Interesting. I've never heard anyone recommend doing weight training and cardio on seperate days. I've always heard its best to intertwine the two.

    Unfortunately, its not possible for me to make it to they gym more than 2-3 times a week because of school and work. Would you still recommend splitting them up? Why?

    BTW, I had a look at your website and its very well put together. Good for you!!! I'm going to try some of the ball exercises on the site.

    I can't afford a nutritionist any time soon but I'm going to increase my daily caloric intake because of your warning. I'm hoping to register in a nutrition course next school year.
    Thanks

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    Trainer Lynn is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    If you have only 2-3 days to workout, then that's a great start.

    Try this sample weekly schedule:

    Day 1- Upper Body Strength Training (30 min) and HIIT (15 min)

    Day 2- REST

    Day 3- 45 Minutes Cardio (medium intensity level)

    Day 4- REST

    Day 5- Lower Body and Ab Strength Training (30 Min) and HIIT (15 Min)

    Day 6- REST

    Day 7- Try to do some cardio (15-45 minutes is good)

    This will get you started. It's no longer than an hour and you hit each major muscle group once per week...and you get carying cardio levels in there.

    Glad to see you are looking into a nutrition course at your school.

    Hope this helps.

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    cannavaro is offline First Set
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    Lose weight.

    Your body will decide where to lose fat- not you. If your thighs is where you put weight on that is where it will go when you lose weight. You can do all the weight training in the world on your legs but if you dont lose weight it will not go.

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    karl78 is offline Second Set
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    Thank God for Trainer Lynn (saves me a lot of time lol) I agree with what she said. If you still have unwanted fat ANYWHERE on your body then you need to lower your bodyfat % via diet, cardio, and strength training.
    I also wanted to add: Why do you need to go to the gym to do cardio? Go outside and run. Use your gym days for strength training.

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