Please pro advice only: How can I burn thigh/hip fat effectively & fast without putting on too much muscle?
Topic: Please pro advice only: How can I burn thigh/hip fat effectively & fast without putting on too much muscle?
October 15, 2019 / By Treasure Question:
I already have quite big legs so I don't want a muscle-gaining workout. I just have excess fat around the hips/butt/thigh area and want to get rid of it in 3 months at the longest. I eat healthy, drink enough water and exercise 5 mins in the morning and 10 in the afternoon. I don't think this is enough though. What is the most effective?
Also what are some other good tips or foods that are effective? (none of those pills or diet foods though)
Lastly, does dry-brushing and massage work? I heard it helps get rid of fat and tone up..?
I prefer professional/very accurate information please.
Best Answers: Please pro advice only: How can I burn thigh/hip fat effectively & fast without putting on too much muscle?
Sal | 7 days ago
You need to exercise a lot more than you are doing now to achieve your goal of burning your excess fat.
The type of exercise you plan to do will affect your level of success though. You need to move your legs a lot without making them strain. Straining types of exercises will build up your muscles rather than just burn up your fat.
Fat is your body's method of storing its reserve fuel.
The best such type of exercise I can think of is fast spinning (high cadence) cycling (bicycle riding). To do this you must have your bicycle set up extremely accurately by someone who knows how to do this and you ought to have company when you cycle so you will not get bored. I suggest a bicycle racing club which races on flat velodromes or criterium circuits might be the best choice for you if this is an option.
I am not suggesting you take up racing though, because that would entail training that would turn your fat into muscle.
You would probably only need about an hour a day of easy riding with high cadence to achieve your goal.
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Originally Answered: How to quickly burn inner thigh fat very fast?
Everyone has a problem spot. It can be around the stomach, thighs, arms or chest. No matter where your trouble spot is, the solution is exactly the same. You need to eat less and exercise more. The reason why there's only one solution for all of these problems is because it's impossible to tell your body where to burn the excess fat from.
When you eat too many calories, your body stores the excess energy as fat in different areas around the body. To lose this fat, you need to create a calorie deficit (eat less than you burn) to force your body to start burning that fat for energy. There is absolutely no way to control where your body goes to find this extra fat.
The larger your calorie deficit (a bigger calorie deficit means a bigger difference between what you eat and what you burn) the faster your body will burn excess fat and the quicker your body fat percentage will start to decrease. You can increase your calorie deficit by cutting your daily intake and exercising more. Sit ups will do nothing to target the fat around your abs just like squats will do nothing to target the fat around your thighs. You can read more about fixing your trouble spots at the Guide to Reducing Body Fat - http://straighthealth.com/pages/guides/reducebodyfat.html
What is Jo Momma on about? He's got it all wrong. First of all do not do your workouts by miles, do them by time. Second, 3-5 miles a week is NOTHING. Unless you're 250 pounds. Second, have you ever noticed that endurance runners are really skinny? That is what you want to be doing, endurance running. Going faster burns fat but also gains muscle. So here is some pro advice. Pick a running speed you can keep up for as long as possible (60 minutes to start with is what I'd recommend but if you're not very fit then do all you can). It should be a jog, how fast depends on you, I do 5.5mph. You should be finishing as fast as you started. If you have to walk a little in the middle that's fine but if you do it more than twice you're going too fast. Never stop completely in the middle of a run it screws up your muscles. Important: do it on a flat as much as you can. Hills build muscle but a few is fine. Good actually. But flat is best. Then go for that 60 minute jog every day your legs are fine. That also depends on you, if they are sore let them rest. ALWAYS leave at least one rest day a week where you do as little as possible but on other rest days where your muscles are a bit sore you can do do about 30 minutes easy exercise if you want to. Swimming or biking is good. And every day do situps, bicycle crunch etc (not exercises for legs) and any other strength things. Remember to stretch afterwards then have a hot shower (relaxes muscles and will make them SO much better for the next day). Then once you have kept up that plan for a few weeks and can do 60 minutes well add on 5-10 minutes a week until you get to 90 minutes. DO NOT exceed 90 minutes. By then you'll have lost a lot (if not all) the fat. Of course you'll have to eat healthy too, lots of fruit, veges, carb (for energy), enough lean meats, dairy, some fat and as little junk as possible. Also exercise makes you hungrier than you need, after your run drink lots of water (not juice or sports drinks) then wait 30 minutes for a decent meal (dinner for me usually) and try to eat slowly and not stuff yourself. Eat enough though. Right now you're not exercising enough at all (sorry). Good luck.
I did this whole thing on running but you can do it with most exercises like bicycling. Try not to do it on treadmills, outside is a lot better. More interesting too. Bring an Ipod if you want. Remember to get into a proper breathing pattern, breathing out as much as you breathe in.
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I use Tony Horton's 10 min trainer.
The videos include: upper body, lower body, abs, yoga, and cardio exercises.
I have been using it for a while now and I have noticed a difference.
Though, i have big legs- not fat. Its all muscle. I am very sure of that. lol
So resistance training can really help you.
I have no idea about dry-brushing.
oatmeal, grains, fruits- can help in weight loss.
water helps to lose water weight by the way..not actual fat
Also, consider a colon cleanse. You have no idea how important it is- and the difference it can make in weight loss.
email me if you have any more questions.
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Okay, first of all I'd like to point out that it is NOT possible to spot-burn fat! That means you cannot target one area on your body for fat loss. Your body depletes its fat stores from all over the body, not just in one place.
The best way to lose fat on your body is by doing cardio and interval workouts. Cardio workouts are those which leave you breathless, like running at a fast pace (but not an all out sprint) for a certain amount of time. An interval workout is one in which you do an exercise at two different speeds. For example, you start out jogging at a somewhat slow pace, then for a few minutes you run at a much faster pace (not quite a sprint, but faster than a cardio pace), then you return to your initial pace. You repeat this for the duration of your workout.
Also, your workouts need to be longer. Maybe instead of doing 2 short workouts, you could do one 30 minute workout a day. As a sample interval workout, you could do the following: Jog 60% of your pace for 5 minutes (as a warm up), then repeat the following for 25 minutes: Jog 60% for 1 minute, run 70 - 80% pace for 3 minutes, then jog at 60% pace for 5 minutes. (I know it says 60% twice, but you could just think of it as six minutes of 60% and 3 minutes of 70-80%. Also, when I say pace, I'm referring to your 2 mile pace (or 1 mile pace), so 100% would be how fast you run when running 2 miles.
As for the dry-brushing and massaging, I have no idea! lol
Hope this helps!
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I always ask my clients, " what makes you think you can be huge" Do you have any idea what it takes to "be huge" if your goal is to be nice and cut, my first advise is, skip the low carb diet. I am going to cut and paste an answer I made here ealier today, but I will answer your qustion about working out first. If you're kind of skinny..... work on building muscle. keep cardio sessions to 3 times per week, less than 45 minutes each, or you will risk losing some of your hard earned muscle. You should be lifting in the 3-6 rep range, for 6 sets total each exercise. This means that you can lift, with proper form, a weight heavy enough that you cannot lift it more than 3-6 times. Keep rest between sets short (30 secs). this will burn more calories than those LOONG 3 minutes between sets. Remember that properly fueled body and a MUSCULAr body, is burning calories and fat all day long. here's the nutrional info for you. . There are 6 essential components to food: 1. CARBOHYDRATES: this is your PRIMARY fuel source. Thre are simple and complex carbs. Fruits, veggies and whole grains are complex carbs. They burn slowly. Skip the honey nut cheerios, they are simple complex carbo's.... no good. have a bowl of Oatmeal instead. ANything refined or sugary...dump it. 55% - 65% of your daily dietary intake should be from carbohydrates. But, choose them wisely 2> PROTEIN. COntrary to popular belief, protein is NOT your body's primary food source. Protein builds and repairs body tissues ( including you muscles). It transports neccessary fluid throughout your body. It creates enzymes and hormones required for a healthy body. 10%-15% of your daily dietary intake should be from LEAN protein. Chicken, egg whites, fish, legumes, etc. Note that Proteins are made up of amino acides.. Animal Protein conatins all 9 essential aminos, so it is a complete protein. Grains, nuts and legumes do Not contain all 9 amino acids, so they are incomplete hormones. Eat some animal protein. 3. FAT... yes, fat... essential!!!!!It is a MAJOR fuel source, high in concentrated calories ( 9 calories per gram). Conatins Essential fatty acids required for cell membranes, hormone production, healthy skin nd the the transport of fat soluable vitamins A, D and E.Less than 10% of your daily dietary intake should be fat. Try Olive oil, fish oil, udo oil, salmon, etc. Natural nut butters are good, too. 4> VITAMINS: they metabolize your food. Take a multi daily.. and not a cheap drugstore variety. 5. Minerals: they support all our bodily funstions. Found in many foods that you have crossed off your list. 6> WATER. WE are made of 65% water. 8 - 10 cups per day, Bottom line, eat clean, eat healthy, and eat often! Eating small meals every three hours will keep fat and calorie burning constant. try to have a little carbs, fat and protien with every meal.
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Originally Answered: Does putting ice on you make you burn calories?
No you wouldn't burn fat, because it doesn't improve your metabolism, which is what determines how much fat you burn. Besides, to burn fat quicker, it is wiser to work on the general parts of you body instead of just one area, so all the systems will work together and function better.
One thing you said that makes me wonder is if calories burn when internal temp rises, why would you cool it down with an ice pack?