Will my legs get bigger before getting smaller? This is a question that confuses a lot of women.
There is no straight answer for this one. Some people do get bigger and then smaller, while other people get bigger and stay bigger. Let me try to explain.
Most endomorphs already have a lot of muscle, naturally (especially in their legs). They build muscle quickly and find it difficult to lose fat. Endomorphs need to be careful of the exercises they do because they can increase their muscle size very quickly and it’s hard to reverse this.
If you are an endomorph and are experiencing your legs getting bigger from exercise, I would stop the current exercise that you are doing. Focus more on cardio, lighter exercise such as pilates (or the workouts on my blog) and eating at a calorie deficit.
I have covered the main scenarios, but just remember that everyone is different. You may not fit into the exact situations I have described above. Listen to your body and do whatever it is that gives you the results that you are happy with!
If you haven’t done any exercise or have just started working out, you will likely have very little muscle. Any type of exercise (even cardio) will build some muscle. So at the start, you might build muscle before reducing your body fat.
In this case, your legs might look bigger at the start, but eventually, your body fat will decrease and your legs will get smaller.
However, if you are still getting bigger after 6 months, you might find yourself in the situation I describe below.
If you have been exercising for longer than 3-6 months, I assume that you would have already built up some muscle and lost some fat.
If your workouts are making your legs bigger, this is most likely due to increasing muscle size. This will not go away and if you continue to exercise in the same way, your muscle will either stay the same or continue to grow.
Getting bigger can also be related to diet. The more you exercise, the hungrier you get. So you may start eating too much, which will make you gain fat.
You can use my FREE calorie and macros calculator to learn how many calories you should actually eat.
Most people can tell if their weight gain is due to muscle or fat, or both. If your legs feel really firm, then it’s muscle.
I have written a series of blog post on this topic so I would suggest to read those first. You can find them here :)
If you want to slim down your legs, you can start by changing your diet.
But if you really want to get the best results, I would recommend checking out my 3 Steps to Lean Legs Program. It is designed to help you get gorgeous lean legs without the bulkiness. It includes workout program and a complete 8-week meal plan :)
There are 3 different versions of the program, one for each of 3 body types.
Each version combines cardio and resistance training in a way that works best for that particular body type.
Also, the resistance training part of my program now has FULL-LENGTH videos that you can follow from warm up to cool down.
To find out more about my 3 Steps to Lean Legs Program click the link below:
To find out more about my FULL-LENGTH VIDEOS, follow this link:
And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Love Rachael xx