Post # 1
So I don’t necessarily have cankles–but I would like my ankles to be more defined…just more shape to my legs in general. I’m a tiny girl, 5’3″ and weigh about 116lbs. I feel that my legs hold alot of either fat or water weight? Any suggestions on exercises that can help build calf muscles. I started using the elliptical backwards and doing calf rises using a step box and hand weights. Any other suggestions on how to give my lower legs a good workout?
Post # 3
I would try doing a ballet type workout (http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/element-ballet-conditioning-7905 is my favorite)…it will help tone up your legs…but if you want to lose fat you have to do more cardio unfortunately :(.
Post # 4
@Kateski: Nothing you can do to “just loose weight in your calves.” The best thing you can do is to lose weight overall, while toning up the area you are concerned about. Of course a balanced diet and at least one hour of vigorous exercise a day is where to start. I would suggest doing some calf raises, some lunges and some step ups to help with the calf area.
Post # 5
Thanks for your reply! I dont need to lose any weight…im a size 2 and small in tops and very toned..its just my stinkin’ legs…I’ll continue with the elliptical and some lunges/step ups
Post # 6
I had awesome calves when I used to have to bike to work! I would try spinning to help define the muscles, but it’s so difficult to spot reduce fat.
Post # 7
you can’t target one area like that… all you can do is lose weight everywhere (which you said you don’t want to do) or bulk up with muscle in other areas to make those areas not look as big in comparison.
Post # 8
You can make your muscles bigger and more defined…but you can’t lose weight in only one area of your body non-surgically…
Post # 9
What I have found that helped change the SHAPE of my legs was to start running. If you don’t want to lose weight just up your calorie intake, but running will completely re-shape your legs.