How Can I Slim Down Muscular Legs?

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To slim down muscular legs, you must perform aerobic exercises and avoid workouts that build the leg muscles. You'll either need access to a gym that has cardiovascular equipment or a large, open area where you can perform exercises safely.

  1. Avoid exercises that build leg muscle

    Stop doing exercises that build the leg muscles, such as lunges, squats, leg curls and leg lifts with heavy weights. Because these exercises target the thighs and other parts of the leg, doing them continuously build up leg muscles and increase their mass.

  2. Participate in regular cardiovascular exercise

    Perform cardiovascular exercises on a regular basis. Endurance cardiovascular exercises, especially running, are effective for slimming down leg muscles. Avoid working on machines that target the thigh muscles, such as stair climbers, because they can actually increase your legs' muscle mass. Instead, opt for low-resistance, high-intensity exercises. Use a heart-rate calculator to determine your ideal heart rate for maximizing each workout's efficiency.

  3. Be patient and keep working

    Continue performing cardiovascular exercises, and don't get disappointed if you don't immediately see results. Slimming down muscular legs takes a lot of time and hard work. It is very important for you to develop healthy habits and a daily routine that causes your legs to slim down slowly.