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October 5, 2012 5:00 AM
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also you can change any body shape or type with the correct exercises and diet...

its how hard you work at it, takes a lot of sweat.

this is SO not true and quite frankly part of the reason so many girls end up getting eating disorders


Schwarzenegger didn't.

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lmao, has to be photo shopped, he had massive legs in his comp days, looks like half the guys at my gym that only focus on upperbody :D
October 5, 2012 5:09 AM
NO!, That's not Arnie! I'm illustrating a point.
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October 5, 2012 5:10 AM
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also you can change any body shape or type with the correct exercises and diet...

its how hard you work at it, takes a lot of sweat.

this is SO not true and quite frankly part of the reason so many girls end up getting eating disorders
i think with the proper training and diet you can change anything, its been done before, just cant focus on one thing its a factor of all.

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awww why did you edit off "Truth is most people cry into their Cheesburgers" I propper LOLZ'd at that
October 5, 2012 5:16 AM
My legs don't even look like mine anymore and all I've done is walk a dog around 1 block at a very fast pace every day for the entire summer. Want better looking legs, get out there and walk.
October 5, 2012 5:22 AM
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3. I never saw a ballet dancer nor gymnast with clumpy legs - maybe there is a clue there to the type of exercises you should be doing.


Or a clue as to what kind of body type is most successful in ballet or gymnastics? smile


Yeah, I was gonna say! In my ballet classes most of the girls have very well defined (muscular) arms and big, strong legs. I couldn't imagine trying to do some of the routines we do in class without having those big, strong legs to support my body!

I have naturally big thighs too. I've lost 16 lbs, and I lost inches everywhere EXCEPT my thighs. Not. one. inch. BUT, they look a hell of a lot better with 24" of muscle as opposed to 24" of fat and they power me through my workouts/ballet/life so I heart them for that. Oh, and I rock skinny jeans anyway. My boyfriend drools over them and I got compliments I thought I would never hear, like "I wish I had your legs so I could wear jeans like that!" WHAT?? Love yourself and you'll find that others will quickly see how great you AND your big strong legs are! :)
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October 5, 2012 5:28 AM
Maybe you should believe it. It's unlikely that it's fat you've got on your legs, given the rest of your proportions. You are short and many short women have relatively short and thus thicker legs. You need something to hold you up!

Tone and exercise. When I was dancing, I developed rather lovely thin ankles and shapely calves - because of the muscular structure. 40 years later, I still have that. Walking a lot, as I do now, really brings that out.

No amount of under-eating is going to give you shapely (that's the key word) legs without exercise. If people tell you you are too thin, you may well be. If all you want is nice looking legs, you need to do something else.

Even Natalie Portman, when she was working for the role in The Black Swan couldn't get her legs thin because she was so short, even though the already very thin woman lost a lot of weight for the role. She needed to do a lot of work on her toes and strengthen those tendons and bring out those muscles to give her legs definition.
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October 9, 2012 8:53 PM
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it's your body type type learn to love it. start working with your body instead of against it by wasting time trying to look like a different body shape.

if you're a pear or hourglass shape then odds are you're going to always have thick legs. you can either bemoan the situation and play chase your tail trying all kinds of things trying to fight your genetic code or just continue to work out and create the best body for YOUR body type


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October 9, 2012 8:57 PM
Well.. other than everything everyone else has already said (cardio/minor strength training to build lean muscle & reduce fat).... I'd say learn to love exactly how your body is! :-) I know that sounds cheesy.. but find confidence in yourself as-is and you won't need to change anything at all. ^_^
October 9, 2012 9:15 PM
I had "thick" legs ever since I was a teen but they've finally slimmed down. I'm 5'4" and 125 pounds but have been this weight before and had thicker legs - big thighs and calves. Not sure what finally did it though. I lost the 90 pounds by walking as much as 3 hours per day, half in the morning and half at night. After losing all the weight I eventually started jogging, which is what I still do. I've never done weight training or gone to a gym for anything. Wish I could tell you whether it was the exercise, the drastic dietary changes, or the drastic hormonal changes I've been through in the past few years that finally slimmed down my legs. It could be all the above.
March 4, 2013 2:34 PM
I have same body type and have good news. You can balance out your body so that it appears proportionate. I find to reduce thigh size, a combination of strength training, cardio and good diet can tone legs, creating a leaner appearance. I have also found that the order in which you combine these also matters, strength training and THEN cardio. Strength training causes muscle tissue to "tear" and rebuild, this builds lean muscle and your body will continue to burn calories as a result throughout the day. Adding cardio on to that later in the day helps cut through existing fat. The combination and order in which you do these can work wonders. Also, when performing each, be very mindful of your posture and do not use momentum to push through strength training - you should be able to feel the full movement and each muscle.

Carbs are not your enemy, they are a great source of energy. It is the over consumption of this energy and lack of release that causes it to turn into fat deposits in our trouble areas. Don't starve yourself, just listen to your body and stop eating when you no longer feel hungry, it helps to eat slower and set down your utensils in between bites. Try not to eat really heavy meals withing 2 hours of your bedtime. Obviously we know the foods that are bad for us, soda, chips, cake, whatever your poison, moderate the ever loving crap out of it. Drink plenty of water! Use common sense when eating, basically. Dieting is not sustainable over the long term and it's not good for your body either. Teach your body that it is not going to starve by eating sensibly, and it will let go of excess calories.

Don't forget about your upper body! This is a key component of creating a balanced physique. Do pushups, lift 5-12lb weights in different combinations to tone your shoulders and arms. They will only slightly increase in size, creating the appearance of a smaller waistline and bringing balance to your hips and thighs. We all have trouble areas, zoom out and think of the other aspects that visually affect these areas.

One more tip, dress smart. If your upper body is smaller, wear medium-light colored tops, with patterns and stick to darker colored skinny jeans/leggings/whatever. Don't wear white or light colored pants and a black shirt if you are pear shaped, it creates a bottom-heavy appearance.

Good luck! It can be frustrating, especially when you start to plateau (which you may be doing now). Just be patient, keep working at it, and regularly switch up your workouts/incorporate intervals***. It will come.
June 26, 2013 5:01 AM
bump amazing post. i'm going to incorporate alot of running in my cardio now and focus primarily on my legs at the gym.


i have been doing the shred dvd and its gotten my arms and shoulders so toned that my pear figure now looks like a beautiful hour glass. so u can change ur body time. i know my legs wont get skinnier until i dropped at least 10% more body fat. so im going to work on it. hopefully im there in 8 months before my 25th
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June 26, 2013 5:04 AM
you should post pics of these so called thick legs.. maybe just your imagination..
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September 16, 2013 12:22 PM
I have the same issue, and even with continuous weight loss I'm noticing that my legs still aren't changing as much as I hoped they would. I'm 5'2" and I used to weigh 123 lbs, now I'm 107 and my body proportions still make me appear to weigh more than I do. My arms are fairly thin and my waist is absolutely tiny but my calves and thighs prevent me from fitting into any size smaller than a 3. I've been doing toning exercises, but my legs started to beef up even more and I started gaining muscle weight which made fitting into skinny jeans even harder although I was much healthier. At this point, I'm trying to find ways to love my body instead of trying to manipulate it. I wish you luck, but be warned that your legs will ALWAYS be thicker than what you're hoping for.
September 16, 2013 12:29 PM
I'm also pretty bottom heavy, but I've noticed since starting to lift heavy that my shoulders have gotten wider which helps with the proportions of my body. I've actually gained weight but get asked all the time what I'm doing to lose it. Basically I worked my arms/shoulders/back enough to create more of an hour glass vs pear shape.
  8308556
June 29, 2014 11:35 AM
Try Liposuction! Its worked for me.

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