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cyndii
11-04-2013, 10:02 PM
I'm a normal weight person and as you can see in the photo, when I wear jeans, they're tight on my thighs and butt. I do inner thighs workout every day but it doesn't seem to work. Can anyone help me please?


ms cloud
11-05-2013, 02:07 AM
what kind of thigh exercise you do?

correct me if I'm wrong but some people say that it depends to your pelvis size and structure, so someone may be skinny while not having thigh gap :)

cyndii
11-05-2013, 06:57 AM
what kind of thigh exercise you do?

correct me if I'm wrong but some people say that it depends to your pelvis size and structure, so someone may be skinny while not having thigh gap :)


After I jog for 50 mins, I follow inner thighs workout videos on youtube.


spryng
11-05-2013, 10:48 AM
working your inner thighs a lot could actually increase the muscle there and inhibit the look you are wanting.. what about naked, do they touch naked too or just in your jeans? could be the type of jeans you are wearing too if they are fuller on the thighs etc.

justjaynee
11-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Thigh gap is mostly about genetics.

alaskanlaughter
11-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Thigh gap is mostly about genetics.

i agree.....i think even if i lose much more weight , that my thighs will never have a gap...when i look at how i stand, my feet are naturally very close together, which indicates where my legs are coming from my hips and pelvis...when i look at women with a thigh gap they seem to place their feet much farther apart naturally...just my observations and no idea if it's scientifically grounded lol

Krazy
11-05-2013, 03:30 PM
Running seems to really help you lose weight/tighten your upper thigh area. When I first started jogging/running my thighs touched a lot - now they donít! How many weeks have you been jogging? I guess it also depends on how wide your hips are. Beyonce isnít the thinnest person in the world, but she still has a thigh gap. Here's an article about it http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/no-thigh-gaps-not-really-possible-heres-why-144200697.html

http://i42.tinypic.com/amqjbo.jpg

pnkrckpixikat
11-05-2013, 06:49 PM
Thigh gap is about genetics... or being pretty underweight.

I don't remember where I read it but over the summer I read a peice about the thigh gap and how so many girls/young women were striving for it to the danger of their health.

It said that, except for in woman with a naturally wide pelvis structure, a thigh gap is only attainable when the person is thin enough that their body starts cannibalizing their muscles. Normal inner thigh muscles will prevent the thigh gap in most women.

newleaf123
11-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Why do you want one? How will this change your life for the better? I'd recommend just focusing on health and fitness, and let the chips fall where they may.

thesame7lbs
11-05-2013, 07:58 PM
You can have the right genetics or you can be underweight. That's about it.

Google pictures of Beyonce. I can only find a thigh gap on her when it's been photoshopped (as in, magazine covers).

Jacqui_D
11-05-2013, 09:54 PM
No disrespect, but I'm old and this just seems so incredibly silly to me. :shrug:

cyndii
11-06-2013, 04:24 AM
Running seems to really help you lose weight/tighten your upper thigh area. When I first started jogging/running my thighs touched a lot - now they donít! How many weeks have you been jogging? I guess it also depends on how wide your hips are. Beyonce isnít the thinnest person in the world, but she still has a thigh gap. Here's an article about it

I went from normal weight to underweight (14% of body fat) last year because I wanted to have a thigh gap. But even after I lost so much fat, there was no big difference with my thighs and butt.. so I was disappointed, eventually put on weight over time, and weighed more than I was used to be.

However, I started to jog and went back to the original(normal) weight.

Thanks for the article by the way! I'll check it out!

cyndii
11-06-2013, 04:28 AM
No disrespect, but I'm old and this just seems so incredibly silly to me. :shrug:

Why is it silly to work out for my ideal body? Some might want a slender waist and some might want a thigh gap.

dehtripper
11-06-2013, 10:40 AM
I don't think that is necessarily silly to work out to look and feel good. But like others said, it is fruitless to work toward an unattainable goal. In a perfect world, yeah maybe I'd have a tiny waist, but unless I remove a couple ribs (nope!!) or take other drastic measures it's not gonna happen naturally as its just not in my genetic makeup/body shape. It's almost like training to be a foot taller...

So yes I'm sure you can jog and train and that will tighten things up, but having already been to an unhealthy weight without seeing the gap, I think it might be more realistic to focus on more attainable goals. E.g. If you work your legs overall, I bet ya people will be more astounded by your killer quads/hamstrings and never notice a lack of gap.

spryng
11-06-2013, 10:42 AM
Why is it silly to work out for my ideal body? Some might want a slender waist and some might want a thigh gap.

I don't think it's silly at all, my goal is to get your abs, you look fantastic by the way, your hard work is paying off :) I have a tiny triangle gap in my skinny jeans and I've been running lately too so I'm curious if the comment above about jogging/running really does help those inner thighs slim down. But I do know if you are doing inner thigh workouts it could cause the muscle to grow, not slim so be careful on overworking that area if you are wanting it slimmer but you really do look great :)

PatLib
11-08-2013, 07:35 AM
This is partially genetic issue, my friend is a size two and pretty toned and her thighs touch more than mine. My thighs are almost not touching anymore and I haven't even done a thing to focus on that.

I have to say, I noticed a difference once I started yoga but I am just warning you it may never happen.

Tinky
11-10-2013, 02:47 AM
You look great. I would say work for health and ideal body for your genetics and try not to obsess over what may not happen.

I've never had a thigh gap, even when I was fit as a kid. I've always had thick legs! I'll probably always see a gal (such as yourself) who has very shapely legs and want them. I'm not going to let myself be unhappy about my knock-knees and thick legs though! I want the legs I had when I was a bit younger - a bit thick, but toned and strong!

Velvet bean
01-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Don't worry too much about it, this gap is overrated. A lot of people I know say it looks weird. Some skinny girls don't even have it.

Secret Swan
01-14-2014, 08:44 PM
A lot of it's just the shape of your pelvis. If I stand with my feet together, my thighs don't touch till the top, and that was true while I was still overweight! It's because of my wide-hipped peasant ancestors. And you can't change your ancestors no matter what exercises you do. But you can have pretty great, strong legs! And maybe you don't have my thick calves, which are either thick with muscle or with fat. There's no thin option available for me. Genes!

Brooklynn
01-17-2014, 05:56 PM
It really is mostly genetics. You and I have similar body builds mine just currently has more fat on it but for me bigger or 110 my legs are the exact same shape as yours and I have never had one even at my smallest my mom has the same body shape but shorter and weighs 105 and none for her either and she bikes and runs daily. But sweet girl you look smoking so I hope you can enjoy all your hard work thus far!

EasySpirit
01-17-2014, 08:03 PM
I weight 162.5 and my thighs do not touch - - I think they may have touched at my heaviest of around 200 - - don't remember.

I have wide hips, and have had many issues with pinched nerves, sciatica, more visits to the chiropractor, physical therapist, accupuncturist than you can imagine - - -

Honestly, would prefer my thighs rub together if that meant a relief from pain.

patns
01-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Just saw a thing on FB about how so many pictures of thigh gap are photoshopped. It said that aim is now over, the new thing they are pushing is "bikini bridge" where bikini bottom hangs from hip bones with a gap over non evident belly. Anything to make normal looking women feel bad about their bodies.

HelloNurse
01-19-2014, 01:10 PM
6 Pack abs, beautifully capped delts and round booties are something all women can achieve if we set our minds to getting our muscle mass high enough and our body fat low enough.

The thigh gap and its newcomer cousin the bikini bridge are not achievable for all women. It is possible to be very low body fat and fit and beautiful and not have a thigh gap because of narrow hip bones. Women with narrow hips and legs set close together will not have a gap unless they have very skinny legs; even at my thinnest as a track runner, my legs touched because I have narrow hips and thick thighs.

Thigh gap is something that either you will have, or you won't. Looking at your pictures I would say that you have an adorable figure to be proud of, but you probably won't have thigh gap unless you starve off all your pretty curves.

Just to illustrate what I'm trying to say, here's a picture of Olympian runner Lolo Jones. Incredibly fit, very low body fat, amazing abs, no thigh gap.

http://www.chicagonow.com/get-fit-chicago/files/2013/03/LoloJones.png

If that image doesn't work, I found it at http://www.chicagonow.com/get-fit-chicago/2013/03/thigh-gap-body-ideal/

Moving Forward
01-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Great photo HelloNurse! I'm also noticing that she doesn't have a bikini bridge. If this woman had been dead set on either the thigh gap or the bikini bridge, she's just flat out of luck. Like the rest of us who aren't genetically structured that way. I'm totally fine with that.

OthelloLove
01-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Thigh gap is about genetics... or being pretty underweight.

I don't remember where I read it but over the summer I read a peice about the thigh gap and how so many girls/young women were striving for it to the danger of their health.

It said that, except for in woman with a naturally wide pelvis structure, a thigh gap is only attainable when the person is thin enough that their body starts cannibalizing their muscles. Normal inner thigh muscles will prevent the thigh gap in most women.


^^ This.

newleaf123
01-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Just saw a thing on FB about how so many pictures of thigh gap are photoshopped. It said that aim is now over, the new thing they are pushing is "bikini bridge" where bikini bottom hangs from hip bones with a gap over non evident belly. Anything to make normal looking women feel bad about their bodies.

And who sets these "aims" anyway?? Who is they "they" that are pushing bikini bridges?? Feel sorry for all the young girls that fall victim to this...

OthelloLove
01-19-2014, 02:40 PM
... and I respect everyone's preferences, but I find the whole thigh gap thing very unattractive. It looks malnourished and unhealthy to me, in my opinion.

Daimere
01-19-2014, 07:04 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mer4cg2QY41qdhsxp.png
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mer4d9B5ig1qdhsxp.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mer6cjSdo91qdhsxp.png

Basically, don't worry about it. 95% chance you don't have the body for it.

EnglishMcTeach
01-26-2014, 08:27 PM
As someone who took a few biological and forensic anthropology courses in college, I've had some time to look at skeletal remains (as part of those courses), and I'm going to tell you right now: there is no way you can healthfully make yourself have a thigh gap. The only thing you can do is exercise, be healthy, and get down to the appropriate weight for your frame. If you have wide-set hips, you may get a thigh gap (also depending on your muscle mass). If you have narrow-set hips, it will be extremely difficult if not impossible.

My advice is: focus on loving you for you and accepting your body. If you aren't happy with yourself and your life as is, no amount of thigh gap will make you happy.

shcirerf
01-26-2014, 09:54 PM
We have the body we have.

Tall, lean, lanky, or short and compact, pear, apple, big booty, thighs of steel, whatever.

It doesn't matter, it's what we have.

I have found it very interesting to observe all the different body shapes and types.

In reference to the OP, there is a gal who comes to my gym, who is about 5'0" and built like a brick s**t house. In way good shape, I'm talking, competition level, bikini, lifting shape. She has no thigh gap. But, she can do a 36" box jump!:cp:

I do have a bit of a thigh gap, but I wonder. Some genetics, maybe partly lifestyle, been riding horses and long as I can remember. Then had twins that were over 6#s each, that will stretch the ole pelvis.:dizzy:

For myself, my body is what it is, big ole long, manly arms, big bosom, it's ok.
What amazes me is what it is capable of!:D:carrot:

iixi
01-26-2014, 10:26 PM
keyhole gaps ftw!

shr1nk1ngme
01-27-2014, 10:58 AM
I have been down to 103 pounds, a size 00, and I have NEVER had a thigh gap. It just depends on your genetics. :hug:

ChickieChicks
01-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Genetics.

I have a "keyhole" at the top and very thin thigh gap from the knees to mid thigh. I am curvy!!

ggbsy
01-28-2014, 04:35 PM
I never listen to people who say I can't do or have something or other.

So, I don't know if you can have a gap, but I would consult with a nutritionist and a trainer. They can help you.