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    I posted this in the thigh gap thread but no one has answered, so I am posting it here:

    I've never had thigh gap but with this 26 pound weight loss, my inner upper thigh areas are looking shriveled - not pretty. The rest of my body looks much better than it did.

    I don't want to bulk. I want to be slender and feminine and the muscles I do have - I want them to look sinewy. I can't join a gym.

    I walk 2 miles on the treadmill at 3 mph every day that I can.

    Any suggestions for this?
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    Squats. I would try to get some sort of weights but you can start with plyometric squats, wall squats, single legged wall squats.

    Also side lunges.
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    Also muscles won't make you bulky unless you purposefully overeat protein and/or have the genetics for it.

    I naturally build muscle easily for a girl and I still had to eat a shit ton when I was building strength. 3000+ cals on training days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TQP View Post
    Squats. I would try to get some sort of weights but you can start with plyometric squats, wall squats, single legged wall squats.

    Also side lunges.
    Thanks TQP. I have 2 each - 2 and 3 pound hand weights.

    I don't have to increase my carbs and protein to do these things, do I?
    Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
    Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
    Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
    Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
    CW: 158 GW: 130 CBF%: 24.38
    48 - 5'7.5"

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    "Exercising should be about rewarding the body with endorphins and strength, not about punishing your body for what you've eaten." ~ Unknown

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    Get heavier weights...

    If you are burning more calories you should eat more to make those up.

    Another bonus to building muscle- you will be able to eat much more for maintenance and hence losing weight.
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    I can easily hold the weights together to equal 5 pounds each. Not sure if 10 pounds total is enough to start out with? If not, how much? And then how much weight(s) to build up to?
    Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
    Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
    Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
    Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
    CW: 158 GW: 130 CBF%: 24.38
    48 - 5'7.5"

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    "Exercising should be about rewarding the body with endorphins and strength, not about punishing your body for what you've eaten." ~ Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSmith View Post
    I don't want to bulk.
    That's good, because it's almost impossible for a woman to bulk up without steroids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    That's good, because it's almost impossible for a woman to bulk up without steroids.
    I don't know about that. I am pretty bulky by some people's definition.

    But MsSmith is eating at a significant caloric deficit so it's impossible to be bulky on THAT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    That's good, because it's almost impossible for a woman to bulk up without steroids.
    Hi. For example, I am thinking of Madonna's arms, I don't want mine to be that bulky.
    Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
    Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
    Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
    Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
    CW: 158 GW: 130 CBF%: 24.38
    48 - 5'7.5"

    "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet." ~ A.F.

    "Exercising should be about rewarding the body with endorphins and strength, not about punishing your body for what you've eaten." ~ Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSmith View Post
    Hi. For example, I am thinking of Madonna's arms, I don't want mine to be that bulky.
    Lol. You aren't going to be Madonna bulky if you get 10lb weights for your arms I promise.

    Get like 45-50lbs for your squats if you can. That is veryyyy light and you just go until failure.
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