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  • I will. I was curious about those routines, because I wanted to spice up my yoga/stretch quick afternoon blood-pumpers since I am just doing the normal to the floor push-ups now, walk out p-ups and the triceps push-ups. Time to see what else is fun. I'll see if the library has it.

    But, fun-wise, the free weights are just so much fun. Plus, most people in the weightroom are pretty nice specimens of men-flesh doing pretty cool things, make the rest times go fast. Payback time for all those males going in the treadmill area!
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    • Originally posted by Leida View Post
      But, fun-wise, the free weights are just so much fun. Plus, most people in the weightroom are pretty nice specimens of men-flesh doing pretty cool things, make the rest times go fast. Payback time for all those males going in the treadmill area!
      HAHAHA! Too funny!

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      • I love kettlebells. When I'm mixing up my routine, or the urge just hits me, I'll pick them up and knock-out a routine. I'm just happy that people get up and exercise and enjoy doing it Bodyweight exercises are great for anyone, but really help those who don't have the money/resources for a gym membership or equipment!

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        • Oh, yeah, kettlebells rule! Fast and furious and wild! I call them my Valkyre routine, because I generally imagine that I am waving a flail about and then I jump on a rower to row home withj all the imaginary loot, or walk against the current in the Lazy River contraption in the pool. And then hit sauna. One of this days I need to do it with Wagner's opera in the background instead og Galaxy Hits Mix with modern pop the gym is playing. As a HIIT it beats the: "pedal for 30 seconds real hard; now pedal for 45 seconds in a relaxed way; now pedal.... what's on channel XY again?" routines into a pulp.
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          • I didn't read every post, but steep hill sprints work best for me for tightening up my thighs and legs [and whole body for that matter]. I notice a difference when I slack off and skip my sprints for a couple weeks.

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            • These posts are all extremely encouraging! I'm starting CrossFit this month -- my on-ramp sessions begin in two weeks -- and I've got my fingers crossed that I'll finally see some real reduction on my thighs (outer and inner) and my bottom. (I'm also going to reduce my fruit and nuts to give the change in exercise a boost.) I've never used free weights, and the only time I've tried kettlebells was during the 30-minute CrossFit intro. I'm excited -- a little nervous for some stupid reason -- and I'm looking forward to finally getting strong.
              F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

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              • Two words: Roller Derby. Try spending two hours skating around a rink in a squat position. It's like cardio + , by my estimation, approximately 235346 walking lunges and squats. It helps that our coach is a stickler for correct form. It's true that you can't spot reduce fat, but my legs and butt have never been quite this shapely in my life. Then again, I'm not after "elongated" thighs - I wanna look more like those girls on semi truck mud flaps. XD

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                • Originally posted by hazyjane View Post
                  Belly fat is my biggest nemesis and I've had such little luck with it until recently, when I started correcting my low progesterone (with sublingual progesterone) and doing the Dr. Kruse leptin protocol (mainly for hormonal benefits). Holy cannoli! It's truly helping my love handles to shrink and I've gone down a belt notch in a few weeks without feeling like I was even trying. I feel like with Bar Method and the leptin/hormone thing, I have a shot at having my body finally look how I want it to for the first time in my adult life.
                  I need to try this. I am pre-menopausal and losing everywhere but the belly! WTF? Legs look fantastic and I have never really had thigh fat to lose, but this damn gut--UGH!!! After 6 months the waistbands are only slightly looser than they were before, but everything else seems to be shaping up which only makes my belly look bigger! I keeps thinking maybe the fat has dropped (I am noticing definition starting around my rib cage) and that's why my pants aren't fitting looser. I look normal from the front, but when I turn sideways--oh, it's horrible!

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                  • ugh! thigh fat and belly fat! i am about to throw sprints into the mix because i have the rest of the stuff pretty much down. and sprints is the only thing im not yet doing, kept planning to but it did happen. well today is the day. ill keep it up for a few months along with everything else and see if we cant see an improvement.

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                    • I am contemplating pulling all stops and doing Ultimate Diet 2.0. It speaks to me, but I don't know if I can take the schedule, and eating pattern. I figure it will either mobilize the fat, or I will give up on ever slimming down my thighs without giving my upper body a 'newly escaped from the concentration camp' look. Thigh fat just doesn't want to move, what a joke.
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                      • Originally posted by datto54 View Post
                        ugh! thigh fat and belly fat! i am about to throw sprints into the mix because i have the rest of the stuff pretty much down. and sprints is the only thing im not yet doing, kept planning to but it did happen. well today is the day. ill keep it up for a few months along with everything else and see if we cant see an improvement.
                        Do it! Sprints are your friend.

                        I still have fat thighs. I've given up. Grab a copy of the "What Not To Wear" books (the UK ones, not the lame US ripoff!) and dress accordingly. When it comes to appearance, it's not what you've got, it's how you hide it.

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                        • "Newly escaped from the concentration camp" - that is exactly what I got after last weekend. I couldn't really eat due to a lack of time and on Monday my upper body looked a bit frightening. But my thighs looked exactly the same. I'm new on this forum and I also have a lot of problems with my thighs.

                          I really don't understand how it's possible that the fat on the thighs won't ever go away. What would happen if I would starve myself? Would I die with the fat left there just like those obese rats in "Why we get fat and what to do about it"?

                          Also I found out that I "gain" about 0,8 inches around my thighs in the morning within an hour after standing up. Is that normal? Is it water retention? And has anyone made good experiences with quitting the pill? I never had saddle bags until I started taking the pill so I quit two months ago.

                          Sorry for all those questions, but this is really something that has troubled me a lot and I can't seem to find answers anywhere.
                          5' 7'' - current weight: 117-119 pounds - starting weight: 132 pounds
                          English is not not my native language, so if you find mistakes, please tell me. I'm always happy to learn

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                          • Ladies,
                            There is a REASON why your body holds on to fat in your thigh region. This is the fat that is required for healthy fertility. It's the fat that signals to your pituitary that there isn't a famine and its safe to become pregnant. This fat nourishes a pregnancy and provides substance for breastfeeding. In fact, when breastfeeding, women often note this is the one time in their life that their thighs actually shrink.

                            Honour this beautiful shape! We are not men, are not meant to have bodyfat levels less than 17%. Nature designed us this way.

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                            • Originally posted by Meghanner View Post
                              Ladies,
                              There is a REASON why your body holds on to fat in your thigh region. This is the fat that is required for healthy fertility. It's the fat that signals to your pituitary that there isn't a famine and its safe to become pregnant. This fat nourishes a pregnancy and provides substance for breastfeeding. In fact, when breastfeeding, women often note this is the one time in their life that their thighs actually shrink.

                              Honour this beautiful shape! We are not men, are not meant to have bodyfat levels less than 17%. Nature designed us this way.
                              Truth. And coincidentally, those fat pockets we work so hard to hide and minimize are typically what men are lustfully staring at.
                              “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

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                              • Of course there is a reason, but as always in life it's not all black and white. A certain amount of thigh fat is alright, even desirable. I mean every woman wants to have some curves. But then there comes a point when you feel like every single drop of fat in your body gets stored in your thighs and it just doesn't feel right anymore. I know how my body looked a few years ago, that's what I want. A well proportioned, healthy strong body. I don't want this riddled farce of a body, distorted by hormone imbalances to the point where I don't even know who this person is that's looking back from the mirror.

                                Believe me, when someone says that there's something not right, there might be a real reason.
                                5' 7'' - current weight: 117-119 pounds - starting weight: 132 pounds
                                English is not not my native language, so if you find mistakes, please tell me. I'm always happy to learn

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