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    Hi I want to lose weight in general, but I'd really like to target my legs- calves and thighs, so I can wear nice dresses. Everyone says walking is the best way, as opposed to cycling which would actually make my calves bigger. What are the best leg exercises/workouts to really lose fat from my legs? I have a small stepper at home, the basic kind where you go up and down alternately with each leg, would that help?
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    Hi I want to lose weight in general, but I'd really like to target my legs- calves and thighs, so I can wear nice dresses. Everyone says walking is the best way, as opposed to cycling which would actually make my calves bigger. What are the best leg exercises/workouts to really lose fat from my legs? I have a small stepper at home, the basic kind where you go up and down alternately with each leg, would that help?
    No exercise will give skinny legs and no exercise will spot reduce fat. You're just gonna have to lose weight, unluckily if you retain alot of your fat on your legs then you're just gonna have to keep on losing weight till your legs are skinnier and your upper body is skinnier. Its up to you where you go from there though, personally i find stick thin legs on females disgusting as do most men however lean shapely legs are nice. For these you would want to incorporate some resistance training to build body mass. Squats and leg presses would be beneficial.

    Step machines are meant to be decent cardio but i guess any cardio is cardio so its really at the individual discretion
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