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Old 01-10-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Question elliptical question

I was addicted to step and after 3 months my hips/thighs were bigger than when I started ! I dont' do step anymore & thighs are back to my normal size, but still flabby as ever.

I have an elliptical, but I'm afraid if I use it regularly it'll increase my hips/thighs. I know exercise affects everyone differently so while some people's legs may slim down from one exercise, another person (me !) will get thighs that rival the hulk.

has the elliptical worked in terms of toning/slimming hips thighs for anyone else w/my propensity. I understand you can not spot reduce.

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Old 01-10-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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i loved using the elliptical machine back when i was working out. That was actually a couple of years ago so i dont remember how it affected my thighs. I do remembered that it toned my calf muscles. I am actually planning to buy one for my house here in a couple of weeks cause i hate working out in public. I will let you know how it affects mine but remember everyone is different.

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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We just got one yesterday, so I will keep you posted. My husband is going to put it together today!
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:54 AM   #4
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I do the elliptical on the lowest level because I don't really want a strength workout out of it, just the cardio. I don't feel sore afterward and I don't really think I've increased the size of my leg muscles, but I have noticed them looking more toned.

Hope that helps!


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