If your family has a similar body type, you may likely be stuck with it. Your thigh size has nothing to do with your protein intake. Protein
does not cause big muscles. It is essential for beautiful hair, skin, and
nails as well as keeping your metabolism high.
Thinking you are lean and knowing you are lean are two different things.
Before you change your diet or exercise program you should get your body fat
best idea would be to get an skin caliper which you can use to estimate your
body fat by yourself in a few minutes or less, or if you prefer, use a body fat scale.
I prefer the skinfold caliper over the scale as they are much cheaper and
Now regardless of the method you use to estimate your body fat
percentage, it will take the guesswork and mystery away from your exercise program.
Check out our Body Fat
Measurement Guide (http://www.askthetrainer.com/body-fat-measurement/) to learn the best and worst methods for
finding your body fat percentage.
5 pounds of muscle takes up the same amount of space as the 3 tangerines, while
5 pounds of fat takes up the same amount of space as 3 grapefruits. Want to
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If your body fat percentage is ideal (based on the chart), there are a few
things you can do to possibly make your thighs more slender.
I would focus on long duration cardio exercise (45-60 minutes). For example,
most sprinters have muscular thighs while marathon runners tend to have slim
If you perform weight training, make sure you focus on full body, large
muscle group exercises such as lunges, squats, push-ups, etc., rather than
isolation exercises (leg extensions, hamstrings curls, etcetera).
Large muscle group exercises will keep up your fat burning metabolism rather than hypertrophy
(build) your muscles. You will also want to make sure to stretch your lower
Additionally, make sure you are eating a balanced, healthy diet with plenty
of fibrous fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and lean proteins. Don't forget to drink plenty of water too.
Also limit your fat intake to only small amounts of healthy fats such as nuts, seeds,
and fatty fish.