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Julie Jones 04-30-2012 05:17 AM

Toning my thighs
 
I have been doing CrossFit for 4 months and love it!! I am addicted! Having lost over 55lbs last year and with a ~23.5 BMI I was desperately looking for a workout regiment to help me get into shape and be challenging. I was intimated at first, but I loved it after my first workout.

My problem....

My thighs.

My arms look great, my abs (I have abs?!?!) are toning up, but my thighs are not following suit. I know for women the thighs can often be the trouble spot. I know its partly genetics, but I am incredibly frustrated and would love some guidance or suggestions on what I can do.

Sean Dunston 04-30-2012 05:41 AM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
load the barbell and squat.
have your coach cue you on form.
squat.
squat.
squat.

Ian Nigh 04-30-2012 08:59 AM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
[QUOTE=Sean Dunston;1056797]load the barbell and squat.
have your coach cue you on form.
squat.
squat.
squat.[/QUOTE]

+1,000

Katherine Derbyshire 04-30-2012 09:15 AM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
The guys are right. Get strong and your legs will catch up.

Katherine

Erik Glynn 04-30-2012 09:18 AM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
Back Squat. Front squat. Air Squat.

Take your pick, they all work that muscle group.

Krystal Chae Gentz-Palas 04-30-2012 02:06 PM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
Squats, wall sits, jump rope, running, squat jumps, and stretching. I have been trying to get banned from this forum.

Helen M Brennan 04-30-2012 04:27 PM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
as everyone else has said.

4 months is not that long.

( now keep in mind that i am more experienced in life than you LOL) but it was only after a years of serious CF that I suddenly noticed that my legs ( the bane of my self image) had totally changed shape.. ankles slimmer, the fatty knees gone and muscled thighs.. someone else actually made a comment before i noticed.

so keep at it .. change will be slowest in the areas where we want the most change but it will happen

H

P 04-30-2012 08:00 PM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
Do more work, burn more energy while taking in the same amount of food and nutrients as part of a proper nutrition plan?

Keep doing what you're doing, and add a 1mi run to the gym and back. Or bike to the gym. Or do a 500m row before and after the workout. Or add some CFE [url]http://www.crossfitendurance.com/[/url] SFW during the week.

Jason Peacock 04-30-2012 09:18 PM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
[QUOTE]change will be slowest in the areas where we want the most change but it will happen[/QUOTE]

Yes, this. Gawd, every other part of me has been getting leaner and stronger except my belly! One day I'll have a beach body...until then I'm still a mountain man ;)

P 05-01-2012 06:27 AM

Re: Toning my thighs
 
[QUOTE=Jason Peacock;1057026]Yes, this. Gawd, every other part of me has been getting leaner and stronger except my belly! One day I'll have a beach body...until then I'm still a mountain man ;)[/QUOTE]

Look at your nutrition if you want to cut body fat percentage. Then increase energy output every day, in a way that you can stand doing, i.e. something that's fun and that you'll keep doing.

Something you start doing and then stop after a little while is hardly worth considering.


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