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How To Reduce Leg Fat To Get Attractive Legs Again

By: Mel Drestin

Does looking at your thighs bother you? Do your thighs jiggle as you walk? Do you have "saddle bags" or wobbly thighs that rub together? Many men and women complain of upper leg fat problems. It can contribute to obesity, make our jeans fit funny, and keep us from ever pulling on a pair of shorts. It's also a stubborn form of fat, and learning how to burn leg fat can be a long and discouraging process. But it doesn't have to be.

To get rid of upper leg fat one and for all, take this advice to heart:

Decrease Your Body Fat Percentage

Unfortunately, spot reduction is one of the fitness myths that floated around for a while. Liposuction is really the only way to spot reduce - and that process has been proven to only be a temporary solution.

To reduce the amount of fat in your upper thighs, you'll need to reduce your overall body fat percentage. The traditional method is still the best: Move more, eat less. Strength training and cardio will help you get firmer, thinner thighs (and everything else).

Do you know how much of your weight comes from fat, and how much comes from lean muscle? Talk to a nutritionist, personal trainer, or your health care provider to get a body fat analysis scan.

Try to fit in an hour of aerobic exercise 3 - 5 times a week. Do 15 - 30 minutes of strength training every other day. You will very quickly begin to see results, and the longer you keep it up, the slimmer your upper legs will be.

How To Burn Leg Fat With Thigh-Specific Exercises

Our thighs are a large muscle group. Once you get rid of the added padding around the upper legs, you will want to have shapely muscles to show off. You can get those sculpted thighs by doing specific exercises that target the area.

Thigh exercises that don't require extra equipment include wall sits, lunges, and squats. Do these every other day until you reach muscle exhaustion (shaky legs). Running or walking up flights of stairs and even just walking are also good ways to tone your upper legs.

How To Burn Leg Fat At The Gym

Almost every fitness center has a selection of machines that are designed to tone the legs. Leg curls and leg presses are excellent choices, as are stair- climbers, bikes, and eliptical machines.

For extra toning, seek out machines that work the abductor muscles (outer thighs) as well as the adductor muscles (inner thighs). These machines look similar to the ThighMaster device, and they work beautifully.

How To Lose Leg Fat Fast And Tone Your Thighs All Day Long

However, you don't need a fitness center - or even a break from your ordinary routine - to get attractive legs. You can in reality tone your thighs while you drive around, run errands, and even while you sit at your computer.

While standing or sitting, clench your thighs and glutes as hard as you can. This is a popular technique to tone and strengthen the backside, but it will also give your upper legs a nice workout.

Deliberately choose parking spots farther from the your destination so you have to walk a bit more. Or run errands on foot when you can. Climb the stairway rather than the escalator or elevator.

Remind yourself that when you want to lose fat fast, every little bit helps.

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