slimming legs/waist down for endomorphs/mesmorphs

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    Dec 02, 2010 8:35 AM GMT
    Was wondering what is a good way to slim down the legs for mesomorphs with strong endomorph tendencies. Has anyone figured out any way?

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    Dec 02, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    Andre_84 saidWas wondering what is a good way to slim down the legs for mesomorphs with strong endomorph tendencies. Has anyone figured out any way?



    You lost me. Are you wanting legs like Eva Longoria so you can fit into those gawd awful skinny jeans?
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    Dec 02, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    I think he means for those who keep most of their weight on the bottom of their body, how do you slim it down.

    While im not an expert, I can say that it is impossible to lose weight on just one part of your body, you need to just lose weight overall.
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    Dec 02, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    I can't believe that out there there's someone else with similar body type & proportion as mine! I think I'm a mesomorph with strong endomorph tendencies too, although I've yet to put up a pic to prove that. All my life, I've got a set of chunky legs with well-developed muscles, even though I don't recall ever working out those muscles ever. Maybe it's the fat I was carrying around since I was a kid. In contrast, my arms - bone/muscle size and width - are much inferior to my legs and they're not as well-developed. By the looks of it (from your pics), it doesn't seem that you have this problem of disproportion. But I could be wrong.

    For my workout, I put more emphasis on all the muscle groups, especially my arms to bring good proportion back, other than my legs. Don't get me wrong, I still do my squats and lunges and everything, but the workouts for legs are of less intensity. So far, I've managed to put quite a fair size into my arms, torso, shoulders, back, abdominals, but not so much my legs. I've been studying my own body proportion throughout this time to ensure it doesn't go weird. (Really thankful for my full-body mirror and anatomy lessons!)

    Now I've got better proportion, but I still need to thicken my chest, back, and especially arms. The result so far is pretty encouraging!

    As for slimming, unless you've got some fat in your legs, I don't think there's much you can do about it other than building other parts of your body to compensate for that disproportion. Somebody else may disagree with this, since this is only anecdotal opinion.
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    Dec 05, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI think he means for those who keep most of their weight on the bottom of their body, how do you slim it down.

    While im not an expert, I can say that it is impossible to lose weight on just one part of your body, you need to just lose weight overall.


    That's just fitness myth thats been spreading around like crazy. You can definitely lose/gain weight in only certain parts of body depending on usage.
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    Dec 05, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    icewind saidI can't believe that out there there's someone else with similar body type & proportion as mine!

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    Somebody else may disagree with this, since this is only anecdotal opinion.



    This has been an issue for me for awhile, I've always wanted slimmer legs, they are too muscular (without working out on them) for my size 5'8 and this meso/endo typology is worst seen at this height 5'5-5'8 in my op and observation.


    I've talked to spin instructors who say that if you take 1-2 spin interval spin classes a week you will slim down lower body whether you want to or not. I know there are spin instructors on this site, so I wondered if that's true, although as an instructor who sees regulars every week, I'm sure he's not lying or delusional.
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    Dec 06, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    Eat healthy and exercise; and let your body "morph" into its own best shape.
    Body image issues will only bring you down and make you miserable.
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I've always had huge legs and love it. I hate seeing skinny legs.

    When I was younger i used to hate it, but as of late they get me lots of looks and compliments.

    I think the key to body image is dressing to accentuate your best features. So, i always have jeans or tiny little shorts on so you can see my legs. Even my dress pants are tailored to fit like a gloveicon_smile.gif
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    Sorry - no advice - I have the opposite problems. My legs are super resistant to putting on any size. I'd love to have really muscular legs and envy guys that have them without having to work at it.
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    Dec 06, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    Andre_84 said
    icewind saidI can't believe that out there there's someone else with similar body type & proportion as mine!

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    Somebody else may disagree with this, since this is only anecdotal opinion.



    This has been an issue for me for awhile, I've always wanted slimmer legs, they are too muscular (without working out on them) for my size 5'8 and this meso/endo typology is worst seen at this height 5'5-5'8 in my op and observation.


    I've talked to spin instructors who say that if you take 1-2 spin interval spin classes a week you will slim down lower body whether you want to or not. I know there are spin instructors on this site, so I wondered if that's true, although as an instructor who sees regulars every week, I'm sure he's not lying or delusional.


    Totally delusional!!!!!!!!!!! Spin class may help you burn some fat, but it will make make your leg muscles even bigger than they already are. Have you ever checked out cyclists legs? I would, as someone else suggested, work harder on your upper body to "fix" your proportions, but also, I'd learn to love your big legs. icon_wink.gif They're hot, go with it!
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    Holy shit! I'd KILL to have legs that were too muscular.... i work on them all the time, and the best they've become is "not as skinny".

    You guys are crazy... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 07, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    likemstrong saidHoly shit! I'd KILL to have legs that were too muscular.... i work on them all the time, and the best they've become is "not as skinny".

    You guys are crazy... icon_rolleyes.gif



    lol, fair enough, grass always greener ;-p
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    Dec 07, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    As someone who had hated the fact that I had a beefy meaty ass and tree trunk thighs for years, I became a cardio raging machine until I leaned down to around 145 and looked absolutely gaunt.

    However, I still had ass and thighs and HATED my build.

    Then, I went on a massive building crusade to get my beefy upper body to match my meaty lower body. It was a pain to find jeans and slacks felt comfortable, but I have a strong build and life is good.

    Long story short, learn to love the build/genetics that you were given. You'll be fighting a losing battle and who doesn't love a strong, muscular, well-proportioned guy.
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    Dec 07, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidEat healthy and exercise; and let your body "morph" into its own best shape.
    Body image issues will only bring you down and make you miserable.



    the simplest advice is often the best, but hardest to apply