These are some of the most popular questions I am asked.
Any time I am asked a question several times, I will usually write a blog post on this topic in detail. So chances are, I already have the answers to your question on my blog :)
If you ever want to search for a question on my blog, all you need to do is type your word/phrase into the search bar and any relevant blog posts will come up.
So here are some of the questions!
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY BODY TYPE IS?
I get asked this one a lot, so I have actually just created a body type calculator that you can use for free! It will tell you your body type and also give you some tips on how to eat / exercise for you body type.
You can use the body type calculator here.
You can also read my blog post explaining the 3 different body types.
WILL JUMP ROPE MAKE MY LEGS BIGGER?
Skipping is great cardio, but doesn’t have the same slimming down legs effect as walking and running. Because of the constant jumping, it can make your calves bigger. And depending on your skipping style, can make your thighs bigger too. It may not make everyone’s legs bigger, but if you gain muscle easily, you might want to avoid skipping.
I get a lot of questions about certain forms of exercise and whether or not they make your legs bigger. So I have written a blog post covering dancing, barre, cycling, rowing, swimming, sprinting, elliptical, step machine, running, yoga, etc. You can read this blog post here.
I HAVE BEEN EXERCISING A LOT AND NOW MY LEGS ARE TOO MUSCULAR. HOW DO I GET RID OF THE MUSCLE?
First of all, I am sorry to hear this happened! But just know that you can slim down your muscle so it’s not forever!
The most important thing to do is STOP whatever exercise was making your legs too muscular. If you continue doing this exercise, your legs will stay the same size or continue to grow. And then add cardio to help them slim down. It will take time to reduce muscle (usually longer than it took to build it) so you must be patient.
Please have a look at this blog post for more information on how to slim down muscular thighs.
I WANT TO GET RID OF FAT (PLUS CELLULITE AND MUSCLE) IN MY INNER THIGH AREA. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
You can’t target an area specifically, but you can certainly do specific exercises to help slim down your legs all over. I often find that when legs slim down, inner thighs seem to be the area that get results the quickest – so you’re in luck!
Please have a look at this blog post on how to slim down inner thighs.
I EAT SO HEALTHY AND EXERCISE A LOT BUT I STILL CAN’T GET RID OF MY SADDLEBAGS / MUFFIN TOP NO MATTER WHAT I DO! WHY IS THIS?
This is usually due to high cortisol levels or a hormone imbalance. I know it sounds like only really unlucky people can have hormone imbalances, or only people with really stressed out jobs get high cortisol. But it’s actually so much more common than you think. And if you’ve tried everything to get rid of your muffin top, I am 99% sure that the issue is hormones.
WHAT IS A GOOD CARDIO ALTERNATIVE TO RUNNING?
There are so many great forms of cardio! But honestly, none of them will slim down your legs like running and walking. So it’s hard to answer this one. I guess the next best form of cardio (for slim legs) would be swimming or the elliptical.
Also, boxing is great cardio and doesn’t tend to bulk (unless there’s lots of burpees and squats in your boxing class). I would consider boxing a mix of both cardio and resistance training.
IS YOUR PROGRAM JUST FOR LEGS?
Whilst my program focuses on slimming down legs (both muscle and fat), the resistance workouts are all full body workouts. So that means it includes upper body and core workouts too. It will help you tone your entire body, but keep a slim look.
It is a complete workout program and you don’t need to any extra exercise. If you want to find out more about my program, click here.
Hope you found this blog post helpful :)
Love Rachael xx