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hey!

Seeing as a lot of you seem to know about toning up i wanna know if you could help me. I have weird thighs (like loads of people) and they are rather muscly and strong with some fat too (horrible) and the thing is that i really want is slim legs, so what exercise can i do to change the overall size of my legs without increasing muscle bulk?

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hey!

Seeing as a lot of you seem to know about toning up i wanna know if you could help me. I have weird thighs (like loads of people) and they are rather muscly and strong with some fat too (horrible) and the thing is that i really want is slim legs, so what exercise can i do to change the overall size of my legs without increasing muscle bulk?

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wat about jogging, or star jumps.
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would that not increase muscle bulk? Or would it not? Im confused lol!

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hey!

Seeing as a lot of you seem to know about toning up i wanna know if you could help me. I have weird thighs (like loads of people) and they are rather muscly and strong with some fat too (horrible) and the thing is that i really want is slim legs, so what exercise can i do to change the overall size of my legs without increasing muscle bulk?

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So you want to lose fat around your legs? Like Ive said before, theres no such thing as fat spot burning, so youll just have to lose fat all over(how much is taken from the legs is genetic) until you notice changes in your legs..
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hey!

Seeing as a lot of you seem to know about toning up i wanna know if you could help me. I have weird thighs (like loads of people) and they are rather muscly and strong with some fat too (horrible) and the thing is that i really want is slim legs, so what exercise can i do to change the overall size of my legs without increasing muscle bulk?

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Lou
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cut down on the pies?
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Thats the thing, i am slim elsewhere! Its just my legs are really muscley and i don't want them to be!! I just want them to be generally slim without muscle bulk!!!

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OK, doing cardiovascular exercise is detrimental to muscle growth, so by doing more cardiovascular exercise youre actually goint be 'building' muscle less, furthermore, no kind of cardiovascularl exercise is going to stimulate noticeable muscle growth. So do whatever exercise you want to burn the fat. Dont forget, muscle is heavier than fat, so if for some strange reasons your legs are particularly musclely, then youre body is more likely to get rid of the muscle first(unless you do the right kind of exercise/right diet which youre probably not)
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post a pic of ur legs and we'll tell u if they're too fat. girls have a tendency to moan about being fat when they're bloody stick insects.
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iamasillynarb, i know i keep asking you questions about this and i am sorry! How does this sound for an everyday diet (this is when i am being good lol !

breakfast- non sugary cereal and a glass of OJ
lunch- chicken sandwich on granary bread with a piece of fruit
dinner- pasta dish with low fat sauce
snacks- fruit if feel like it and just water

people always go on about getting enough calories ect... is this diet ok or appaling?

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post a pic of ur legs and we'll tell u if they're too fat. girls have a tendency to moan about being fat when they're bloody stick insects.
i don't actually have a pic of my legs, just head and shoulder ones!

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iamasillynarb, i know i keep asking you questions about this and i am sorry! How does this sound for an everyday diet (this is when i am being good lol !

breakfast- non sugary cereal and a glass of OJ
lunch- chicken sandwich on granary bread with a piece of fruit
dinner- pasta dish with low fat sauce
snacks- fruit if feel like it and just water

people always go on about getting enough calories ect... is this diet ok or appaling?

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What cereal is it?
lunch - this is good
dinner - fine, but make sure its wholewheat pasta..

Youre probably not eating enough there, tis best to eat 6 small meals a day..this will stop the long gaps between your meals and help the cravings...
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i don't actually have a pic of my legs, just head and shoulder ones!

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Post the pics!
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Hey again!

Will post the pics soon when i have some decent ones, wait until june 25th (leavers ball) to see me looking at my best! Anyway, the cereal tends to be bran flakes or corn flakes. And the six small meals a day, would a two pieces of fruit be enough for a small mini meal thing? I hope i don't put weight on doing this lol!!

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Hey again!

Will post the pics soon when i have some decent ones, wait until june 25th (leavers ball) to see me looking at my best! Anyway, the cereal tends to be bran flakes or corn flakes. And the six small meals a day, would a two pieces of fruit be enough for a small mini meal thing? I hope i don't put weight on doing this lol!!

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Yeh 2 pieces of fruit would be ok, make sure you get enough protein and stuff in as well though. So maybe you could do something like:

Breakfast: Cereal with milk
meal 2: 2 pieces of fruit
meal3: chicken sald
meal4: tuna salad
meal5: 2 pieces of fruit
meal6: chicken/tuna salad

That should work. The idea to weight loss is to be in a calorie deficit...so a 500 calorie a day deficit will lose 1 pound per week, a 1000 calorie a day deficit will lose 2..but, eating less only works to a point..Its best to eat small calorie meals regularly(as above) as it boosts your metabolism...
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Hey again!

Will post the pics soon when i have some decent ones, wait until june 25th (leavers ball) to see me looking at my best! Anyway, the cereal tends to be bran flakes or corn flakes. And the six small meals a day, would a two pieces of fruit be enough for a small mini meal thing? I hope i don't put weight on doing this lol!!

Lou
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25th June, good excuse. At least I said tomorow, which I am promising.
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Yeh 2 pieces of fruit would be ok, make sure you get enough protein and stuff in as well though. So maybe you could do something like:

Breakfast: Cereal with milk
meal 2: 2 pieces of fruit
meal3: chicken sald
meal4: tuna salad
meal5: 2 pieces of fruit
meal6: chicken/tuna salad

That should work. The idea to weight loss is to be in a calorie deficit...so a 500 calorie a day deficit will lose 1 pound per week, a 1000 calorie a day deficit will lose 2..but, eating less only works to a point..Its best to eat small calorie meals regularly(as above) as it boosts your metabolism...

id die with dat diet.
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Cycling is the best way. I used to do a 4 mile bike ride twice a week (out of interest!) and I ended up beating up the form at the bleep test. It was so out of the blue my report read 'there may be more to xxx than meets the eye' and I got reccomended for cross country. Anyway, I stopped when my bike got nicked and now I've got strech marks on my knees and hips. And no I'm not overweight, I'm 5'8" and 11 stone. So my advice would be to do cycling, badminton is good too.
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id die with dat diet.
Me too.
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Cycling is the best way. I used to do a 4 mile bike ride twice a week (out of interest!) and I ended up beating up the form at the bleep test. It was so out of the blue my report read 'there may be more to xxx than meets the eye' and I got reccomended for cross country. Anyway, I stopped when my bike got nicked and now I've got strech marks on my knees and hips. And no I'm not overweight, I'm 5'8" and 11 stone. So my advice would be to do cycling, badminton is good too.
erm, that will be fine when i join the college gym and use the machines because erm, erm.... i can't ride a bike!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
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id die with dat diet.
I haven't tried it with the extra mini meals yet but it is fine to stick to normally, just requires a little willpower!!

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