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Nope, it's completely impossible to target and reduce fat in one spot on your body. The only way to lose fat in your thighs is to lose fat everywhere. On the other hand, you can target and improve the look of a specific body part. For your thighs I would suggest squats (but I suggest those for just about anything). Simply sprinting would help the ...


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Unfortunately you can't target where your body loses fat from. All you can do is keep losing fat until you are comfortable with your weight. I found that for every 9-10kg lost I had to buy a new pair of jeans. The good news is you've lost a lot of weight (32kg or about 70 lbs). After having lost over 85 lbs (38kg) I still deal with a little more ...


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No You cannot target specific areas of your body to lose fat*. See this answer to a similar question. Why It's called the Spot Reduction Myth. I explained it in this answer: Belief in spot reduction means that you think exercising your arms/abs/thighs/butt will specifically reduce the amount of fat on that area of your body. This is a ...


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Sean, it's important to keep exercising, add muscle building to your routine, etc., but is there a specific answer to your question? Why there? As Berin mentions, "you" can't target where your body loses fat from. Indeed, "you" can't control your heart beat, for example. But ... something in your body controls your heart beat. And, something in your body ...


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As Sparafusile said, you can't target fat loss effectively. Try adding mass to your upper body instead to look more proportional. Also, with regards to Sparafusile's suggestion of doing leg exercises, this will certainly help with improving their composition. They might not lose size, but instead of looking flabby, they'll start to look more toned.


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I'll throw in my recommendation of Tabata again: What is tabata? How effective is it? Tabata is basically High Impact Intense Training - a series of 4 exercises done with a timer (20 seconds active then 10 seconds rest for each exercise 8 times). You can focus on abs and legs with exercises like: burpees, body weight squats, lunges, etc. The exercises are ...


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You say you are the ideal weight for your height. I'm assuming you mean according to the BMI measure. Your example would be the other reason I dislike that measure. BMI is a general indicator of someone who would be obese or underweight. It is by no means accurate, nor does it take into account your body fat. So, while you can't target where your body ...


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The only way to truly gain height (Assuming that you have stopped growing. An x-ray of your growth plates is the only way to determine that, although at age 30 it is extremely likely.) is for very expensive, painful and long recovery surgery. Basically they saw your bone in half, use a frame to suspend the bones a bit apart from each other and let the bone ...


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It is absolutely impossible to target fat loss to any particular part of your body. Once again, it is absolutely impossible to target where fat will come off. This is at least one piece of fairly well established science. {As a footnote, other than, arguably, the notion of your sex hormone balance - which can affect your overall body shape - women and men ...


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When you eat excessively, you can't decide where your body should store fat. So when your try to lose weight or burn fat, again you can't decide which part of your body should lose weight first.


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It just looks like you are only losing it on the upper body. You are actually losing it all over. As you continue you will see it everywhere. You need to exercise the upper body to build it up, if you want to look muscular. That is not helped much by jogging. It is a separate issue.


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Ab Ripper X is a 15 minute ab workout that's part of the P90X series. It consists of 11 moves, 25 reps each. You don't need any equipment for this. Joey Atlas's leg/thigh routine takes about an hour, but can be broken up into three sections of 20 minutes each (standing routine and 2 floor routines). I think it's designed for women, so it might not be ...


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Sorry to crush your idea here, but there is no such thing as lengthening exercises. The only way to get a bit more height, is to sleep. After sleep your spine is relaxed and you will be around 1cm taller, this effect wears off over the day and does not affect the legs, only the upper body. I am no aesthetics expert so my advice would simply be to train ...


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The number one workout you should absolutely be doing is the squat. It is bar-none the best functional exercise you can do, and it will work out your entire leg. A second workout to consider is the deadlift which is a good supplementary exercise alongside the squat. As for arms, you're really going to want to target the triceps, shoulder, upper back, and ...


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I'd work on making myself physically fit if i were you. After about the age of 25 people's bone are pretty well done growing. If you are younger there are some things you can do, such as exercise and eat healthy, that can help make you taller to an extent. As an adult, the only real options you have are to have surgery. Barring that, I would do a ...


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Looks like a pretty good "standard" healthy diet. There's no real way to "target" areas for JUST fat loss. Exercising will definitely do it the fastest, but that diet will cut fat off your whole body, and therefore your thighs as well.


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I really advise you to take a look at Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf's websites. This is a very effective and healthy way to lose weight. Also train muscle groups instead of individual muscles. Cross Fit is an effective way to do this, but make sure to start at a level that suits you and don't overtrain. Also take a look at the lowest link that I posted. These ...


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It's terrible to 'eat almost nothing' and can do a lot to mess up your metabolism. It is confusing to your body after you start eating nothing and it goes into starvation mode, your body becomes more efficient at using energy and burns lean tissue and muscle so it can conserve fat reserves. To correct this, I would focus, as you have been, on eating healthy ...


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Well, in males belly is where most of the fat is located . As Ron said, jogging is not enough. You need to go to the gym or you can start swimming if there's a pool nearby


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As far as abs and thighs go, my favorite workout video is the Hip Hop Abs series featuring Shaun T. (He leads the Insanity workouts as well.) The Hips, Buns, and Thighs video is a great, short workout that really does a good job targeting the areas as well as being fun. Shaun T is also a really great motivator, and the vids are just fun, which is so rare in ...


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You cannot target specific body parts for fat reduction - you can target certain areas for muscle growth - but this is usually not recommended. Depending on your genetic make up, gender and age you will have different locations on your body where fat cells are more prevalent. You will need to reduce overall body fat (bf%) in order to see a reduction in ...



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