so i exercise a lot. mostly at the gym.
but i have the issue that my legs tend to build muscle easily and in turn look bigger which i hate so much. so i was wondering if there were any exercises/machines that are good for general weight loss without building muscle? most of the modes that burn more calories e.g higher resistance on bikes, inclines, sprinting etc. seem to be more likely to work those muscles, and the ones that don't have those settings don't burn so much energy, and that's obviously what i'm going for.
does anybody have any suggestions? or am i being completely paranoid and none of these really build muscle?
hi missnoodle, what a terrific question!
this thread title caught my eye, in a another world i live in here on mpa. lol
( a cult of fasters ).
so . .
i have a mild background in exercise physiology, and nutrition. not much, but it's where i like it.
it looks to me like you have strong legs.
or technically speaking, lol . .
a genetic predisposition to a high ratio of type 2 muscle fibers, in your legs.
soooo . .
if you want to keep your legs tiny, keep them clear of exercise.
focus on anything in the gym you want, that does not involve those legs.
for cardio, the elliptical machines put lower stress on leg movement ( compared to bike / treadmill ).
so if you must do cardio, go with elliptical.
here is a secret idea i had reading your post . .
a secret key, that allows for physique shape control ( your legs ), gives you exercise ( cardio ), but won't allow muscle growth . .
cut your protein.
if you do that, you will really inhibit growth. which is kinda what you we're aiming at, right?
i want to close by cautioning, that i do see this is the Anorexia Discussions forum, thus as always, be careful with your nutrition and plz be careful using the information i gave you on protein.