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How much does it matter?(5 posts)

How much does it matter?My fat thighs
May 17, 2001 6:21 PM
I'm not that heavy I am 5'7 and around 140lbs. But the only thing is I have fat hanging around my knees and inner thigh. Is there any exercise I can do to get rit of it? Also, when I extend my leg my shorts get loose in the crotch area and I can't tell if it is extra material or fat. How high should your shorts be off your knee and how tight do you pull them up?

Thanks,

Newbie
They should cut off circulation and be 2 feet from your knee.Short man
May 17, 2001 6:51 PM
re: How much does it matter?must_pedal_harder
May 17, 2001 7:00 PM
There's no real way to work fat off a particular area, it has to work it's way off the way your body says so...

As for shorts - mine leave a mark from the elastic bands for a few hours after I take them off - they feel fine.

-Drew
Try different shortsStewK
May 18, 2001 2:55 AM
Some shorts fit more snugly in the croth than others. I have been happier with those that have a chamois that extends somewhat down the leg. Right now I have two pair of shorts from Nashbar - one relatively cheap and one relatively expensive, both are very comfortable for me in the crotch.
More than you want to know about this...Cory
May 18, 2001 10:03 AM
Forgive me--I'm a newspaper reporter who just did a story on this subject and I can't help myself:
Knowing your weight and height doesn't really tell you much. I weigh about what I did in college (6'4", 230, age 56), but my composition has changed. My waist is nearly four inches bigger, for instance, and my neck almost an inch smaller. You can probably tell as much by giving yourself an honest look in the mirror as by any other method (warning: it may be an unpleasant shock).
As the other poster said, you can't lose fat just from one spot. It comes off all over, and where it sticks is pretty much determined by your genetics. Toning the muscles (just ride) may help you LOOK better, though. The best advice is probably what you already know: Eat a little less, cut back a little on fat and get a little more exercise. And stay with it--it took you 57 years to get where you are, so you aren't going to see big results in a week.