Hello. I am wondering what the best cardio is that you can do to slim down your thighs and tone them without them being large. I’m looking for the thigh gap. Please help.
There are four things you can do to sculpt your body. They are…1. Add fat2. Lose fat3. Add muscle4. Lose muscle (atrophy from disuse)Now, do you think there’s an exercise that will slim your thighs? Only you know if the problem is fat or just too much natural muscle. If it’s natural muscle, you can’t exercise it away. If it’s fat, you’ll need to diet. To understand why, read the following fat facts. If you consume fewer calories than you burn, you have to lose fat eventually. There are no exceptions to this fact. A pound of fat will yield about 3500 calories (Kcal) of energy. Your body will burn hundreds of calories even if you are in a coma. That’s your BMR. Go here to find out what it is –> http://www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html An average person must run or walk about 5 miles (8 km) every day to burn one pound of fat per week AND THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT. An average person must run or walk about 350 miles (563 km) to burn 10 pounds AND THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT. An average person who consumes 500 calories per day less than they burn will lose about a pound a week with no extra time or physical effort required. A average person dieting with a 500 calorie/day deficit will burn 10 pounds of fat in 10 weeks. The same person running 5Km (3 miles) per day with a Zero calorie/day deficit will burn 10 pounds in 16 weeks.Running only burns slightly more calories than walking as long as the distance remains the same. It does not matter if a person runs or walks a given distance…they will burn about the same number of calories. Although running burns slightly more than walking, the distance is far more significant than the speed over which it is traveled. It is not necessary to do “cardio” to burn fat. “Cardio” is aerobic exercise which elevates the heart rate to 80% of max and sustains it for the purpose of cardio-vascular fitness. You can burn fat in your sleep. Most of the calories you consume will be spent just keeping your body temperature at 98.6F. It doesn’t matter how hard or how long you exercise, you will not lose any fat if you eat too much. You can always eat more calories than you can burn. When it comes to burning fat, diet always trumps exercise.Now, read my answer about why exercise is not the key to fat loss —> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlTDB0OPAGPzNFiPDNJ4QZXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111013033752AA48FJG Anything else you need to know you can get from the links below.Good luck and good health!! A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/ BEST DIET TOOL ON THE WEB http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ BEST FOODS FOR YOU http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html NUTRITION DOT GOV http://riley.nal.usda.gov/ FOOD DATABASE http://nutritiondata.self.com/