A lot of people have suggested that to get thinner thighs, you have to do all sorts of leg exercises – squats, lunges, bike riding, etc. That makes sense if you want to keep your thighs the same size – leg exercises, after-all are designed to tone the muscles in your legs, and most often times add muscle mass.
Big thighs are often the result of one or a combination of these 2 things: a) you have too much fat on your thighs; or 2) you have too much muscles in your thighs.
It does not matter if your big thighs stem from too much fat, or if they have too much muscles – this one solution will work. This simple sounding but actually tough solution to thinner thighs is running – lots of running and running for prolonged periods at a steady and low intensity pace.
Running for prolonged periods at a time is called marathon cardio. It’s the same thing that boxers do to get down to weight before a big fight. What is long periods of running? It means that you have to run for at least 45 minutes, and anywhere up to 1 hour.
Running with low intensity for a fairly long period of time will have the effect of not just burning the fat off your thighs but also toning your leg muscles. Think about it for a second, you don’t see any long distance runners out there with thighs the size of tree trunks, do you? No, and there is good reason for this.
If you don’t already exercise regularly, it may be very difficult, if not impossible for you to go out and start cardio sessions for that long of a time. You’ll need to start small, and work your way up. Don’t expect any miracles right off the bat, but by the time you get up to 45 minutes and doing it at least 4 times a week (on non-consecutive days), you will begin to see results almost immediately.
In order to make sure you your thigh gets thinner with marathon cardio, you have to eat properly. No matter how much you run, if you’re eating more calories than your body is burning in a day, you will NOT lose weight. Remember, this one rule supersedes all others when it comes to weight loss.
Lastly, be patient. Your thighs aren’t going to magically change overnight. No amount of exercise, dieting, so-called “magic” pills, or prayer will do that. However, with consistency, and a little hard work, you’ll start to see positive results in about 3 weeks. Now, let’s go for a run.