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13 Aug 2007

Weight Taining
Im 25, 1.69 tall and weigh 60kg. Go to gym 4 times a week and follow a low fat diet during the day and eat watever i like in moderation at night. Ive got a a stong build naturally, and tend to build muscle very quick. I do 30min cardio and 30min toning on low weights. My problem is that
since i started gym 6 months ago my thighs have gotten so much
bigger and i DONT use high weights at all. What can i do to tone and slim down my leggs and thighs and not put more muscle on them. I dont even fit into my size 10 jeans anymore. The reason why i started to gym was to loose weight and and tone down. Must i just stop doing leg exercises all together? Pls advise
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Miss M

This happens to a lot of people, it's pretty common. I'd say the first thing to do is cut down on the weights for a while, because you get people who just build muscle far quicker than others and you may be one of them! Then what you can also do is look at your cardio - what are you doing? Does it include cycling? Because that might make a difference and so you may wish to take it out of the training for a while too.

Having said all this, i do feel that if you just continue, you'll see this response undo itself and then you might even find the opposite happening. It tends to happen early on, but the truth is that regular cardio training doesn't cause bulking up so I do suspect that given time, it will be reversed.

The other thing is to look at your eating, because it's always possible that's to blame. Has your weight changed?

I think just keep going with a few minor modifications, primarily remove the weight work for your legs and see how that goes.

Good luck
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