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niru78
07-31-2013, 03:01 PM
I carry at least 25 lbs in each thigh, :o
Not that I am small on everywhere else but have fat rolls all over but the thighs stick out unfortunately.
I lost a few pounds and don't see even needle point difference in thighs. My face and neck seems to be getting better.
Any of you who has the same shape/problem area, how were you able to target the particular area?
I do an hour of cross trainer just for the thighs but no results so far, :?:


Desiderata
07-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Sadly, targeting fat loss is a made-up myth. You can't. The body will lose weight where it chooses to lose weight. Heavy lifting to build muscle can help you redefine your shape and look smaller. Otherwise, you just have to keep going, and trust that you'll lose from your thighs as you get smaller.

Definitely get yourself a tape measure and take measurements, in addition to the scale. It's rewarding!

newleaf123
07-31-2013, 03:33 PM
Your thighs will definitely get smaller as you lose the weight. It just may not happen first thing. If they are your problem area now, they will always be your problem area, even as you get to goal. I'm thin on my upper body, but my darn thighs are still large proportionally.


BleuMaus
07-31-2013, 03:47 PM
I have the same problem, but its not my thighs, its my arms. They are weirdly disproportionate to the rest of my body. And its annoying as ****

Amy Remixed
07-31-2013, 05:25 PM
I'm all tummy. If my tummy was proportionate to my arms and legs, I would be a healthy weight. Sometimes I feel like Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.

ImWeighedDown
07-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Prior to my injury, I worked with a personal trainer for about eight weeks and she had me do an upward leg press of about 50lbs starting out at three sets of 20( worked up to 85 lbs), same with leg lift machine front and back, also three sets of 20 squats using a stool about the height of a piano bench. I did these in a circuit type training and I was pleasantly surprised how toned and defined my thighs got. Unfortunately, due to expense ($40/hr) I had to let personal trainer go, I fell off the fitness bandwagon, injured my ankle and landed here for as much support as I can get to finally defeat the fat monster.

Just in case you try these exercises, warning, they are no fun....you will be sore. I was amazed how sore I could get from sitting down and getting up on a stool....but it was worth it

carter
07-31-2013, 06:13 PM
My saddlebags are the last to go. Even when I was down at my lowest weight last year, a weight so low for me it was hard to maintain, it seemed like I carried all that was left in my saddlebags. It's just how I was built; nothing to be done about it.

Tuscany
07-31-2013, 06:23 PM
I have the same problem, but its not my thighs, its my arms. They are weirdly disproportionate to the rest of my body. And its annoying as ****

I have the exact same problem and I can sympathize. My torso is now a size 8/10, but my arms are still a size 14/16. There are tons of clothes I can't buy/wear, since I'd have to go 2 or 3 sizes larger in, say, a jacket just to accomodate my arms, and then the rest of the jacket would drown me. And going sleeveless is just not an option given the extent to which my arms flap in the wind.

One thing I've never understood...it seems everybody has some "disproportionate" portion of their body, be it their arms, legs, waist, or whatever. So, why do clothing manufacturers always assume everyone is properly proportioned?!! Drives me nuts...:?:

niru78
07-31-2013, 08:54 PM
Thank you all for responding, :hug:
Don't get me wrong but I feel better knowing I am not alone on the disproportionate planet. I take my kids to park everyday and all I do is observe the thin people and somehow, no one seems to have any weird areas except me

At least I am doing something about it and if I have to live with it, then so be it I will need to target for a healthy weight , though weirdly built

newleaf123
07-31-2013, 09:33 PM
Thank you all for responding, :hug:
Don't get me wrong but I feel better knowing I am not alone on the disproportionate planet. I take my kids to park everyday and all I do is observe the thin people and somehow, no one seems to have any weird areas except me

At least I am doing something about it and if I have to live with it, then so be it I will need to target for a healthy weight , though weirdly built

Hey, there is hope. Having large thighs in the size 10 jeans i have on today is a heck of a lot better than when I had large thighs barely squeezing into size 18 jeans 15 months ago.

AwShucks
07-31-2013, 09:36 PM
I carry a lot of weight in my thighs, too. Yes, they're slow to get smaller, but they are changing. I'm interested in that leg workout Imweigheddown posted. I think I'll try that.

I also have big arms, but I've found something that is working for them. Try TRX training with the straps. I've been amazed at how it has toned up my arms. I actually have "guns" now! I still have a lot of loose skin hanging underneath, but unless I hold my arms out at an angle, they look SO MUCH better than they did 4 months ago. And, I'm able to wear several shirts that had sleeves that were much too tight for me, once upon a time. Try it!

Aclai4067
07-31-2013, 10:25 PM
I have the same problem, but its not my thighs, its my arms. They are weirdly disproportionate to the rest of my body. And its annoying as ****

I feel you on that one. I don't feel like my arms LOOK disproportionately large, but it's not uncommon for a shirt to fit me everywhere but the arms. As I lose weight, this actually gets worse. At my prev. low weight, I could fit into an extra large in several brands, except long sleeve shirts. I found myself wearing sleeveless shirts year-round and just pairing a cardigan (which I could just barely cram my arms into) in colder months.

Mori M
07-31-2013, 10:30 PM
I have the same problem, but its not my thighs, its my arms. They are weirdly disproportionate to the rest of my body. And its annoying as ****

i have that too! I can't even wear regular t shirt without my arm fat poking through. :mad:

shcirerf
07-31-2013, 11:51 PM
Body composition, is what it is.

It's up to us to take what we have and do the best with what we have that we can!:carrot:

You only get one body! Make the best of it!:D

Psychic
08-01-2013, 12:01 AM
My thighs are huge. I can't find comfortable fitting pants right now because everything else is getting smaller except them. Sadly, you can't spot-reduce. The best thing to do is just keeping working on all around weight loss by using a healthy diet and cardio.

lbsgobyebye
08-01-2013, 01:01 AM
I used to have big thighs, and a big butt. Years ago I lost a lot of weight doing a video workout that used a lot of squats, lunges, and leg-press type moves (Transfirmer workouts). I lost my big butt that way.

This time around, I'm doing that video, plus another one that works my outer thighs, inner thighs, and butt area (Brazilian Butt Lift; high&tight), and I've been noticing a huuuge difference in my thighs, which is a complete surprise because I've always read that there's nothing you can do about how you're proportioned. The saddlebags are disappearing, and my inner thighs have an inward curve to them now; BOTH of which I've never had before. I don't know if I'm actually reshaping my thighs, or if I'm just adding muscle to my hips and lengthening the 'line' of my thighs that way, but my thighs are looking slimmer.

It may not work for you, or it may work best after you've lost a bit more weight, but thought you'd appreciate the info :)

crispin
08-01-2013, 01:17 AM
I've also gotten excellent results from Brazil Butt Lift. It noticeably reshaped my lower half. Despite the name, it changed my thighs more than my booty, but the results were good all around. It's easily my favorite workout I've ever done, both in terms of effectiveness and holding my interest.

sacha
08-01-2013, 07:40 AM
As others have said, overall fat loss.

Resistance training during the fat loss process will help preserve the muscle and once the fat is gone, you will find some lovely thighs 'underneath' ~ they are just hiding right now.

Yes, the thighs are the last to go for most of us (thighs and tummy), it's just mother nature's way of keeping the padding where it needs to be for reproduction. I don't think evolution ever intended us to have such easy access to food!

ImWeighedDown
08-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Go for it. I think what happens is your muscles become more defined and burns the fat off. Check out the post by lbsgobyebye as well. She recommends videos that have helped her to get her thighs down. Just have some Aleve on hand.

I carry a lot of weight in my thighs, too. Yes, they're slow to get smaller, but they are changing. I'm interested in that leg workout Imweigheddown posted. I think I'll try that.

I also have big arms, but I've found something that is working for them. Try TRX training with the straps. I've been amazed at how it has toned up my arms. I actually have "guns" now! I still have a lot of loose skin hanging underneath, but unless I hold my arms out at an angle, they look SO MUCH better than they did 4 months ago. And, I'm able to wear several shirts that had sleeves that were much too tight for me, once upon a time. Try it!

saef
08-03-2013, 06:26 PM
I'm pear-shaped, and my thighs have been on quite a journey during my weight loss. Over a hundred pounds down, and they're still relatively large, but they have a better shape. This is due to overall weight loss, but also spin class, the StairMaster, and high resistance on the elliptical and arc trainer. Here's what happened:

The inner thighs have receded slightly and left me with a gap between my legs. Now my thighs don't touch on the insides if I am standing naturally unless I make an effort to press them together.

But I have loose skin on my thighs, which leaves me wondering what they would've looked like if I hadn't been so fat for so many decades.

But my quads are now bigger than they've ever been. So pants can be loose in the waist and tight in the thighs.

So ... still big thighs, but proportioned somewhat differently, with less fat along the inside and along the adductors.

SunnySide99
08-04-2013, 09:28 AM
I have an hourglass shape and I didn't want to lose it - I just wanted a smaller/tighter body. I always had a round behind, but also I had big thighs that rubbed together.

You can't spot reduce and you do have to work on overall fat loss, but doing squats with weights really helped to shape and change the composition in my lower body. Now my core, butt, legs and thighs are much firmer and tighter.

I used to squat incorrectly that's why I didn't care for them at first but lifting your bodyweight through your heels and squeezing the butt and inner thighs made all the difference for me.

MauiKai
08-04-2013, 01:22 PM
I, too, have the BBL DVDs and really like it. The host is hilarious to me, and I laugh every time.

I often find jeans fit well, but the thighs seem too tight. I hate the "relaxed" fit pants, because I always feel like they sag off my bum a bit, so it's and issue I've just dealt with. I guess I've got big thighs, and that's just my shape.

niru78
08-06-2013, 10:17 AM
Those are all some great suggestions, I would be sure to note each down.
Thank you to each one of you girls, :hug:

I live on a second floor apartment with a lounge/bedroom upstairs and did some JM 30 day shred videos but I feared I might bring my whole house down coz I could feel the floor squeaking and shaking when I do. I went to the community gym a couple of weeks but then, with kids summer break here, all I am able to manage is walks outside or around the park.
I am joining a gym/rec center nearby starting september so I should be able to do some thing more than just power walk!

Wannabehealthy
08-06-2013, 02:55 PM
Upper body fat is the first to go. It's like LIFO but it's LOFO. LOL Last on, first off. But there is one thing that's good about it. Upper body fat is dangerous because it forms fat around your organs. There are no organs in your thighs, or butt, for that matter. Although the fat you carry there is not desireable, it is not usually a danger to your health. Keep at it, and it will come off eventually.

frankelure
08-06-2013, 10:43 PM
1. Eat vitamin-filled melon followed by protein-rich egg for the perfect fat fighting breakfast. The eggs even break down the melon's carbs.
2. Swap your regular cheese for goat's cheese. It's 40 per cent lower in calories than cheese made from cow's milk.
3. Drink oolong tea instead of water. The combination of caffeine and EGCGs will burn 12 per cent more body fat.
4. Choose spinach ahead of other greens. It packs double the fibre, which helps your body process fats more efficiently.
5. Eat more berries to lose weight. Other fruits contain fructose, which can combine with carbs to add body fat.

lbsgobyebye
08-07-2013, 02:29 PM
I, too, have the BBL DVDs and really like it. The host is hilarious to me, and I laugh every time

Trainer: "Okay, that's enough stretching, back to work!"

Me: But...I've only been stretching for a second.


I was doing Bum Bum recently and had to pause the video because I was too exhausted to continue. When I finally looked back at the screen, he had this evil smile paused on his face.

Lyn2007
08-07-2013, 03:56 PM
I carry a lot of weight in my thighs too. Massive amounts. I hear everyone saying you can't "spot reduce" but I will share my story. I have always taken measurements of various body spots (upper arms, thighs, calves, waist, bust, hips). As I was losing weight my exercise was mainly walking and all my measurements were going down rather evenly. When I started biking (see the bike in my avatar), my thigh measurements went down *dramatically*. I mean it was shocking to me. I rode the bike 20-30 minutes, 6 days a week and my thighs shrank way way faster than they ever had and way faster than any other body part.

So.... that's what worked for me.

crispin
08-07-2013, 04:05 PM
Trainer: "Okay, that's enough stretching, back to work!"

Me: But...I've only been stretching for a second.

Haha, I know, right! He says that on the exact move that I want more rest.