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Anyone else have a thigh gap BUT their knees touch?!


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#21 escapingreality

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:01 PM

yep! knock-kneed girl here. annoying as hell, but oh well lol


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:58 PM

Yep, me cause I dont have wide hip bones. It's genetic and bodyshape

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 11:35 PM

That’s normal unless you’re bow legged.
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#24 Lisajayne93

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 12:29 AM

Soz I accidentally edited my message into yours


Haha you’re not talking shit don’t worry!
I mean, all of them are normal but if your knees do touch I would say probably knock knees. I’m sure the image is probably exaggerated to show the difference and you can be knock kneed without it being to that extent. I have straight, and with my feet together my legs straight, my knees have never touched at all, even trying to touch them, heaviest weight included.
I’m not sure if the walking is from that tho, maybe your feet just point outwards when you walk? I used to have a friend who walked like that but she didn’t have knock knees, it might just be the way you walk! :)


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#25 Lisajayne93

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 12:31 AM

That’s normal unless you’re bow legged.


Bow legged or straight legged don’t touch, knees generally only touch if you have knock knees but all of them are normal we’re all just different


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:06 AM

Yea I'm knock kneed also from having flat feet. I guess orthotics would help but I don't really care enough to wear those

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:30 AM

It’s just your bone structure. We are all either straight legged, bow legged or knock kneed. If you have knock knees your knees will always touch, it doesn’t mean anything tho and if you can have a thigh gap with knees that touch then you should be proud of that gap

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Hmm weird. I'm not knock kneed, I have normal alignment, and, like in that pic, if the ankles touch, the knees would too.. just like mine. I feel like humans aren't just one of three, but that it's one big spectrum from knock kneed to bow-legged.

 

Having a thigh gap when the knees touch means you have a really good gap. I can stand with my knees together, or I can stand in a way so they don't. . You get some people who stand in a way that pushes their legs outwards and makes the gap appear, or appear larger.. and also pushes their knees out further. 



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Posted 24 February 2021 - 02:47 AM

pssst,,, anyone else with knock-kees... we got anime knees haha


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 02:57 AM

Yeah, me

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 03:09 AM

Thank you, that's really sweet and somewhat reassuring 😅 It just sucks because I'm 5ft and the short life (for me anyway) doesn't lend itself well to an easily visible thin appearance... And I can still feel / see fat/skin/whatever it is around the knee bone so it doesn't look so great on me 🙄


What’s your BMI? I’m around the same height and am dying for a thigh gap. I have a super super tiny gap but nothing noticeable:(

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 05:05 AM

I always thought that having 'knees together, thighs apart' was considered the next level of thigh gap?
Because I think it's quite easy to look like you have a thigh gap at higher weights just by posing- pushing your hips back and knees far apart. I see people contorting themselves to get a decent gap in photos all the time. No shade, Ive done it too

My knees will always touch I think, I have a very narrow frame, but I'm finally starting to get a gap with my knees together and I'm stoked about it!

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 05:09 AM

it's more about bone structure - some people have knees that don't touch even at a high weight, and others can lose as much weight as they can and their knees will still touch when their feet are together. my knees pretty much always touch, but they press together more firmly when i'm higher weight


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 11:30 AM

Bow legged or straight legged don’t touch, knees generally only touch if you have knock knees but all of them are normal we’re all just different


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If you put your feet together straight legs do have touching knees. I didn’t mean to say how legged are abnormal or undesirable, only that straight legs do typically touch. Bow legged legs normally don’t touch, in comparison.

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#34 HateMyselfDaily

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:06 PM

Yeah, my knees always touch, even when I had a thigh gap. My knees still touched at my LW, when my thigh gap was at its biggest. It's just bone structure, I guess.


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#35 Lisajayne93

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 06:30 PM

If you put your feet together straight legs do have touching knees. I didn’t mean to say how legged are abnormal or undesirable, only that straight legs do typically touch. Bow legged legs normally don’t touch, in comparison.


Straight won’t touch necessarily, bow legged will be farthest apart at the knees - I have straight legs and my knees are closer together than my thighs, they just don’t touch, there is like 3.5cm between my thighs and like 1.5cm between my knees bow legs go out at the knees like ( ) I posted an image further up. Straight legs will have straight alignment when standing with feet hip width apart. So if your feet are together, straight legs should form a V with the base being your ankles.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:08 PM

Many (many!) years ago, my Mom was a Rockette for a while,
(you young'uns will need to Google that) and one of the requirements
was to be a certain height, and also, that while standing straight, with
feet together, their legs, needed to touch at the top of the thigh; at the
knees; and at the ankle bones - with shapely space on between.
If thighs were smushed together, or legs were too bowed, no deal.

I can't get my knees to touch anymore, and it don't like it.
The shape of my bones seems to have changed when I restricted for
so long, and went to a low bmi.

btw - you're not knock-kneed if your ankle bones also touch,
while standing with your feet together.
That graphic doesn't show the "normal" one with feet together.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:11 PM

surely this is great tho?!!!! like, anyone can give themselves a thigh gap if their knees are apart unless they’re overweight- having one when your knees are still touching is a REAL and substantial gap??? lol

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:14 PM

i think it's actually outside the norm if ur knees don't touch (bow-legged). a lot of ppl pose to make it look like they have a gap all the way down, but i promise ur knees touching is very normal. even at extremely low bmi's



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:21 AM

Straight won’t touch necessarily, bow legged will be farthest apart at the knees - I have straight legs and my knees are closer together than my thighs, they just don’t touch, there is like 3.5cm between my thighs and like 1.5cm between my knees bow legs go out at the knees like ( ) I posted an image further up. Straight legs will have straight alignment when standing with feet hip width apart. So if your feet are together, straight legs should form a V with the base being your ankles.

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True, I guess I wasn't taking into account the difference in hip/pelvis width as well. 


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