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Help... Gap between legs instead of rubbing...How do you do it?!?!


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Iv always had big legs, but its getting to the point that iv got scaring and marks where my legs 'rub' (ewwww i really hate that) together

 anyone advise on how i can get a gap between my legs?

what exercises to do to shrink my legs?

Please help :(

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It depends on your body.  Some large women with wide hips have a gap between their thighs, and some very petite women can't get the gap no matter how much weight/fat/muscle they lose. 

It may not be possilbe for your body to have the gap.  If you're getting sores on your legs from them rubbing together there are products you can use (used by runners) to keep them from chafing. 

If you *really* want your legs to shrink then stop using them.  Lay on the couch and don't walk.  No kind or amount of exercise will spot reduce, and exercises are to make you get stronger and fitter, not make you skinnier and weaker. 

I know exactly what you mean -- I used to RASH-UP horribly and my original goal in fitness was to get legs that don't rub together....after running for two years and -50lbs it hasn't happened BUT my legs there are firmer and don't rub together such that they hurt.

I used to hate it when people could wear skirts with no tights, I never could because I'd get a rash.  Its much better now that they are more firm.

So that's the solution...get firm legs and don't aim for the gap cause it may not happen.  In the meantime, wear bike shorts that wick away the sweat (usually spandex) while working out and wear good shorts that  won't allow you to rub.

One thing runners use to prevent chaffing is "Super-glide".

When I was overweight, the insides of my pants would get worn out. Now that I'm smaller, they don't. But my thighs still touch. Genetics (hip width) will have more to do with if you can get to that gap than anything else. So as some of the other posters said, don't make that your goal - just focus on overall weight loss, and the chub rub will diminish.

Til then, powder, deoderant, astroglide, crisco - whatever works for you.

For some, including me, losing weight and exercise works wonders.

If you legs rub together because of being overweight, then it is not a genetic - inherited- issue but one that can be solved with cardio.  Losing weight in the legs takes time, as the first place people see weight loss are in the faces, beasts [women] abdominals and then butts  BUT, it can be achieved if the issue is weight. 

Inner thigh exercises are also GREAT for firming up that jiggly skin!

Best of luck!

Original Post by crxrated:

Iv always had big legs, but its getting to the point that iv got scaring and marks where my legs 'rub' (ewwww i really hate that) together

 anyone advise on how i can get a gap between my legs?

what exercises to do to shrink my legs?

Please help :

 lol...oh man...you don't need that crap man...i'm sure you look great already...

I was going to make a joke, but I'd better not...most people her don't have a sense of humor.

Original Post by eddiepotter:

Original Post by crxrated:

Iv always had big legs, but its getting to the point that iv got scaring and marks where my legs 'rub' (ewwww i really hate that) together

 anyone advise on how i can get a gap between my legs?

what exercises to do to shrink my legs?

Please help :

 lol...oh man...you don't need that crap man...i'm sure you look great already...

I was going to make a joke, but I'd better not...most people her don't have a sense of humor.

 Considering the fabulous amethystgirl suggested astroglide....some of us have a sense of humor.  Its not about looking great it's about wearing a skirt and not hiding the fact that you're in pain. But to the OP I totally understand it freaking hurts when that happens.  Go figure Monistat (so my spelling sucks) makes this cream that apparently stops the chafing.  I haven't tried it yet but I heard it works wonders.

its not so much that it hurts etc its just not nice (personal opionion) and its not as bad as it used to be (now that i have started loosing weight)

but i wasnt sure if there was a way inparticular to work on the inner thighs to firm up and make a gap.

Thanks for those that have posted trying to be helpful :)

 

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Talcum works.

I am not prone to having a gap between my legs, no matter how thin I am...thanks german engineering :).  However, I have found that pilates exercises are great for toning inner & outer thighs in combination with cardio (I like elliptical or bicycle.) 

Hi there

I have knock knees they turn inwards so no matter how toned I am I will never have a gap at the top of my legs like some woman. I know you wanted excersise plans to tone up that part of you, but before you start, are you British as quite a few on here are american or canandian why I am asking is in Evans they sell anti rub shorts, that are like a tights in material and are super stretchy super comfy and easily worn under most clothes and are discreet and they will prevent rubbing as boy don't it arf hurt when that happens, I have scars too were I ve been rubbed raw. I were mine for excersise too they are great for people like us, Evans do online they may send out international. Good luck with your quest.

Best wishes

Sue aka astralhippy

They're called bike shorts. Invest in a pair that will snug your thighs in a bit, and cut down on the chafing.

No, i don't care that people know I wear them, in fact, I'm proud.

You know those horror stories of 'omg and then the wind picked up and EVERYONE SAW MY THONG!!!!'.

Yeah, doesn't happen to me thanks.

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I've only ever seen the gap on nasty little anorexic people. (I'm sure there are exceptions, but they are NOT the rule.) Not attractive. Blows my mind that people actually want to look like that.

I don't know if I'd go so far (and so rudely) as to call them 'nasty little anorexic people', but yes, many people who suffer from anorexia or bulemia are tragically underweight, and as such their thighs do not touch.

Also, people of very small and thin bone structure may have this happen naturally, and I know several people who I've met throughout my life who had thighs like that, without eating disorders.

If you do not have an eating disorder or small bones, and your thighs touch...oh well. Deal with it the best you can.

I like biking shorts myself.

You know, for a topic about how a girl's thighs are rubbing so much that it's causing scarring, there sure are a lot of really inappropriate responses here.  Isn't trolling banned in this forum?  Is there a report system for senselessly mean and pointless posts?  Such as the "fork put-downs" one?

I used to have this problem when running crosscountry, to the point that I was embarrassed because I thought people might see and think that A) i was bleeding because of my period or B) I had some kind of STD.

Crx- Baby powder is your friend.  Tights or bike shorts.  If you live near boutique or south moon under style stores, they sell these tights called "Spanks" that shape the area they cover.  Very slimming and firming, glidy.  Don't wear short shorts or jean shorts, opt for larger (so they don't ride up) exercise shorts.  Old navy / gap have good khaki ones sometimes of a decent length.


And most of all... know that as you lose the weight, this problem will cease.  Even if you never get the "gap," the rubbing stops being "chafing" for some reason.  I've been there :D

I've always had thighs that touch...they touched all the way down to my knees...and I wasn't even overweight or anything....I've started doing lots of legwork (squats, deadlifts, lunges) and started watching what I ate since a few months back...I lost quite a bit of fat...now only my inner thighs touch and they're looking alot more defined...my legs are looking better and better every month :D

I think thighs/legs that don't 'touch' at all look kinda...I don't know...odd. I've only seen it on really, really thin girls. I think it looks awkward, I've never liked the look :|

Edit: I took a look at the pics on your profile...I don't think your legs are big at all! They're quite proportionate for your body.

i personally think the comment made by themonbon was a little nasty, she did say im sure there are exceptions but Not the rule. well i would jsut like to add that i know alot of ppl with the gap and they are in the healthy weight range along with alot of ppl in a healthy weight range and dont have the gap. it really is jsut how your body is and nothing to do with being anorexic. I for one do have the gap... well not right now hence why im on here lol but a year ago i did i was 62kg 165cm tall and a 23 yr old female so i was well and truly within my healthy weight range and far from anorexic.

to the OP i think go with the postive advice with bike pants and powders and ya never know what may happen regarding a gap or no gap in the future once you get fit.  keep ya chin up and keep on smiling

btw what does it mean when some girls say they want their thighs not to touch :s

Most celebrities have thighs that touch, even if only slightly...even the wide hipped beyonce have thighs that touch...then there's jessica alba who's thighs touch even though she is really thin.

http://www.celebritydietdoctor.com/wp-content /uploads/2007/05/jessica_alba_gq.jpg

http://pinstripebindi.files.wordpress.com/200 8/08/beyonce-knowles-liposuction22.jpg

What do thighs that do not touch look like? I've always thought that they'd look something like this:

http://goldenfiddle.com/sites/goldenfiddle.co m/files/images/jessicastroup.jpg

http://bp1.blogger.com/_g8G-LJT3Wbc/RjpEQxCuW uI/AAAAAAAADHs/uCwsDr7mCdc/s1600-h/74057911.j pg

When I think of thighs not touching, this image comes to mind.. Jessica Biel She is FIT!!

I used to have rubbing thighs and never dared wear shorts cause they would ride up the middle and look disgusting!!!  I never had it as bad as the OP with rashes or pain though.  However, after doing weight lifting have begun to notice "shape" in my legs.  My thighs are still the same circumfrence but don't seem to rub as much- go figure??  Maybe the distribution of the fat/ muscle has changed? 

 

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