Posted June 10, 2008 – Many people believe that the best way to slim these infamous problem areas is to perform exercises that directly involve them. This is true only for the thighs – but not for the hips. To slim the hips, you must, essentially, work every area of your body except the hips! I will explain why in just a moment.
Don’t be fooled by the names of exercise gadgets, such as Thigh Master, or “The Hip Machine.” Instead, focus on the principles of maximizing your body’s ability to convert surplus fatty tissue into energy. This is what it all comes down to: Turn unused fat into fuel. Recognize that fat – that which you can easily pinch in your middle or see on your thighs – is fuel in a dormant state.
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If you’ve been exercising and exercising and getting no results, it’s because the energy demands of your workouts aren’t high enough to start forcing your body to make withdrawals from your body fat account.
Do any of the following describe you during your cardio routines?
1. You’re able to carry on free-flowing conversations.
2. You often read or are engrossed in the TV.
3. You have not progressed in terms of speed or resistance/intensity.
4. You stick to pretty much the same tempo and intensity throughout the entire session.
5. You hardly break a sweat (Your body doesn’t sweat, right?)
And do any of these describe your weight routines?
1. You use light weights because you’re afraid of getting bulky.
2. You’ve been lifting the same amount of weight since the beginning of time.
3. You never break a sweat (What? Break a sweat from strength-training?)
4. You never feel it in your muscles the next day.
5. You wonder what people mean when they talk about muscle “burn” or “failure.”
If any of the above applies to you, make the the four changes outlined here to tighten and trim your thighs.
This article appears courtesy of BlackDoctor.org, the world’s largest and most comprehensive online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans.