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Need help slimming my trouble area

So, I started at 210, 2weeks ago...I am now proudly down to 198. Everything is slimming down I am really happy. My tummy is slimming and thighs. Looks great. BUT there is always a BUT, my calves are huge. They have always been huge. Like I cant wear boots that go above my ankles. I do lots of working out, from Treadmill to walking outside to, stationary bike and cardio. But everything seems to be making them firmer instead of slimming them..Help!


Asked by motheronthego4 at 1:58 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Yoga is the best way to get lean long muscles. It might be hard at first but after about a month you will see the difference.

    Answer by getyoung at 4:26 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • What are you doing to lose the weight? I desperately need to lose some.

    Answer by mamamac5 at 2:02 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • i know exactly how you feel!! i have the exact same problem! the only way i have ever seen my calves get slimmer was when i was in dance. it was a lot of the movements with standing on your toes and such that helped. but unfortunately, i think thats an area we will always have problems with. the thing with calves is you really dont have a lot of fat on there, all it is is muscle, it may seem like fat, but its just muscle that has relaxed. i know thats not the answer you want, but thats what ive discovered through my years of battling with it too. congrats on the weight loss though!! i wish i c ould do that!!

    Answer by Amanduhpanda at 3:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Keep doing what you are doing - they will eventually slim down.

    Any cardio is going to slim you down including your calves.

    Answer by keyaziz at 10:50 AM on Oct. 28, 2008