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06-02-2003, 08:50 PM
my gf is trying to loose a bit of fat off her thighs..
she currently eating consistently in small meals throughout the day and doing running 3 time p/w but she doesn't
feel as if its working.. except giving her a bit of endurance..
is there any websites/ links u ladies have to help her out?
or ie. programs that you follow to tone up the thighs.. butts and abs.
i believe in muscular training of the legs to reduce n strengthen the area however she thinks she's going to develop major muslces which scares her.
i know this is a bodybuilding forum however she's looking for toning
06-02-2003, 08:58 PM
This is an excellent website for fitness information.
06-02-2003, 10:14 PM
I agree, I must visit at least 10 BB websites regularly but this one I visit nearly every day simply becuase of the huge amount of articles to sift through.
06-03-2003, 10:29 AM
I agree completely. Great fat loss advice at this site.
07-15-2003, 04:47 PM
"Excess" lower bodyfat (your body does not necessarily possess the same sense of aesthetics as we do) is mediated by alpha2 receptors (negative feedback inhibition of norepinephrine induced lipolysis as well as restricting blood flow, thus FFA's that are mobilized don't really get into general circulation to be oxidized for ATP).
Yohimbine is an alpha 2 antagonist, so it can be helpful, in this regard, though one still needs a caloric deficit, or mobilized fatty acids will just be redeposited.
07-15-2003, 10:06 PM
I don't believe in the word "toning"
Women are often terrified of gaining muscle in their legs but they fail to realise that once they have that muscle, their legs will not only look fantastic, but their metabolism will be higher, meaning they will burn more fat and calories. Since I started heavy weight training on my legs, I have lost several inches of fat.
Cardio will not change the shape of someone's body. Only strength training can do that.
07-16-2003, 04:11 PM
There seems to be a supplement person who is pushing the yohimbine supplement on many of the "fat burning" posts. Please be aware that this supplement may enhance burning bodyfat, but it also increases your heart rate and will subsequently increase blood pressure. If you have a family history of hypertension or any other disease that may be aggrevated by this supplement, do not take it.
Also, be aware that this supplement is used mainly by men since it does increase circulation "mainly in the genital area." Not so sure I want to be using something that does this if you get my drift...
AND - if you are using a thermogenic - this will increase the "jitters" and your blood pressure even more.
Just be aware girls!
07-16-2003, 04:23 PM
I just stated scientific facts, I did not even say "you should try this)
We sell a topical (carried by bb.com), which localized delivery, so it doesn't do much for for the genitals, but it also doesn't do much at all to heart-rate (people who can't tolerate 10mg orally, can tolerate it at full dosing (which is 100mg 2 times per day)
I will be more than happy to discuss the science -- my article on the topic can also be found on this site)
07-17-2003, 08:01 AM
Very interesting... Would enjoy the read. I'm always looking for new information.
I must add as a side note though that I stand by what I said. I don't believe everyone should experiment with supplements they have not researched thoroughly (including what plant group it is derived from - i.e., pycnogenol is pine bark). Inadvertently these products can cause serious allergic reactions without a person realizing what is causing it. Several "natural" supplements will counteract certain prescriptions and vitamins, as well. Many people on this website rely on other's opinions for assistance, I don't think it should stop here but should span across educational resources as well. Specifically - my point.
07-17-2003, 03:08 PM
Absolutely, that is why I generally just talk about science, instead of mentioning products, then people have to do some research/punching keywords into the search.
I can see how mentioning an active could have the wrong effect, in that regard, though.
07-17-2003, 05:24 PM
Par Deus, your PM box is full.
08-03-2003, 01:22 AM
bodybuilding.com is the best plus losing fat from one part is called spot reduction= impossible.
08-04-2003, 11:37 AM
It is clear that males and females store bodyfat differently, is it not?
This does not happen by magic. It is mediated via specific pathways.
Address the pathways, and you can address the problem.