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Thick everywhere how do I make it thinner

I have really thick arms and legs.. not the flabby kind but toned to the point where the muscles make me look fat... how do I make the size of my arm smaller or even my calves smaller.. most of it is muscle and I am scared if I keep exercising it will get bigger and bigger... is it best to keep going toning and running? or just stop and let it go flabby. I feel so big and thick plus I'm a femail and it was not a look I was going for...

Sat. Jul 22, 4:39am

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check out her exercises are designed to build muscle density, not bulk, and claim to debulk overtrained muscles.

Saturday, July 22, 2006, 9:02 AM

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if you are a woman, you are only going to get "so" big and then the bulk will stop (muscle-wise anyhow!)-my advice would be to up your cardio but continue any weight training you are doing so that you don't lose too much muscle mass (it burns fat!). I would bet that even if you are very toned, your legs and arms still have plenty of fat on them that you could stand to lose (not being mean, it's just how we are built!) and burning that fat off with diet and exercise will lead to smaller arms and legs.

on the calves though-i have to say i completely understand there!!!-my calves have been super muscular since high school-and no matter what size i am (have been everywhere from an 8 to 18) my calves always remain the same size! think of your muscles as sexy!

Saturday, July 22, 2006, 12:18 PM

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I hear ya OP

I started a thread like this before... and I got the " you can only get so big..." comment..

That didnt help me then either lol

All I have to say is if you lose weight you'll find that your muscles arent as big. Also while you lose weight you will lose muscle. If you have the time just do cardio and food changes. I have found I have less ( but still WAY more then most women and some men) muscle in my arm, and my legs I have yet so see a major change in my big thighs but I'm hoping that will change soon.

Walking is also a really good option... like on a flat incline. You'll burn cals and mucles without losing tone. This is just has worked for me

Saturday, July 22, 2006, 12:34 PM

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