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Toning/shrinking legs

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ineedsomepeaceandquiet Sun 21-Oct-12 07:52:51

Please give me some ideas on shrinking my tree trunk legs. I can only hit the gym for 30-40 mins 3 times a week. Am thinking about getting a bike to cycle to work though

Rockchick1984 Sun 21-Oct-12 17:06:22

Get a yoga DVD and do it as often as possible! I tried cycling and running to slim my legs down and they actually ended up bigger as I had bigger muscles which were still under a layer of fat blush

Stopped doing the running and cycling, started yoga, and because it lengthens the muscles they slim right down. Worked wonders for me, and my legs now fit into skinny jeans! Before if they went on my legs they were massive on my hips smile

TalkinPeace2 Sun 21-Oct-12 18:12:16

yoga, pilates stretching
you need to make your muscles long and flat
cycling - other than LONG distance in LOW gear makes lumpy muscles

more stretching
if needs be BodyPump with max 3kg weights
high reps, low weight, LOTS of stretching

hermioneweasley Sun 21-Oct-12 18:17:20

I have massive thunder thighs. Will it really work? What yoga DVD would you recommend?

TalkinPeace2 Sun 21-Oct-12 18:18:52

start with wii yoga and then find a class
DVDs are rubbish for correcting postural faults

piprabbit Sun 21-Oct-12 18:23:32

I've been doing C25K - I've just got to week 9 (running for 30mins). I've lost 4 inches on each of my thighs. Admittedly they are still pretty huge, but much more in proportion to my hips and waist now.

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