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All the oils, waxes and massages cannot make stocky legs look slim. You have to exercise. Here are a few simple exercises to improve calves, thighs and leg muscles. 

1. To improve calves stand absolutely straight with your hands on your hips and your legs together. Now keep your spine straight and bend only the knees until you assume a squatting position. Hold it there to the count of four and rise slowly, keeping your spine as straight as possible. Repeat this exercise at least ten times. 
2. To slim your thighs firstly lie flat on the floor and then draw your knees up towards your chest. Now push your legs up in the air and keep them as straight as you can. Slowly start moving your legs as if you are riding a bicycle. Do this about 5-6 times and then repeat the movements at a fast speed for another 5-6 times. Repeat the whole routine 5-6 times, including the slow and fast movements. 
3. To improve leg muscles firstly sit straight in a chair. Your back should be absolutely erect. Keep your feet on the floor and slowly stretch your legs out as far as is possible. The feet and knees should be together. Now raise your legs until your feet are off the floor and your knees are completely straight. Keeping this position, bend the feet towards you, pushing your heels out as far as possible and then point the toes down as much as you can. Do both these movements about six times each. Now relax. For the next step, raise your feet once again, and keeping them together, turn them outwards until the soles support each other. Then turn them inwards until the ankles and big toe joints touch each other. Repeat each of these movements six times and relax. 

Before you know it, you will have the best legs in town 

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Name: Veena
Comments:   hi i have the same problem as harini and can you suggest some exercises for the hips and thighs which i can do to reduce them thanks for your help
Name: carmelogrl
City:   Andover
Comments:   Wow
Name: ruchisabharwal
City:   india
Comments:   i have heavy hips &thighs ,i am teacher & runing around kid but still not reducing below knee also legs r fat
Name: amy
City:   covington
Comments:   I just had a child one month ago. I am really depressed about how slow I am shaping up. What are the best exercises for a womens rear end, thighs and ab area.
Name: crazed evanescnce fan
City:   longwood
Comments:   i have leg muscle i dont want please help me to slim it down a little so it is not so big and will stop making my legs look fat
Name: Colleen
City:   Everett, WA
Comments:   I have been walking a lot and haven't noticed a change. But when I ran uphill once it burned in all my problem spots! So I think you have to feel the burn to get results, and not do the same old exersise everyday.
Name: tela
City:   khi
Comments:   i hv thigh prob how evr i am slim n smart ..give reduce their size plz some how faster reply me
Name: bowie
City:   birmingham
Comments:   i can show you a way that i lost my hips. you'll need some ankle weights. lie on your left side take the leg on to your (right leg) and lift it in to the air hold for about 20 seconds. then bring your leg back down then do the opposite side.
Name: anne
City:   ny
Comments:   hi! i have like a spider/varicose veins in my calves..and it really looks so badddd!! do you know anythin that could help me get rid of those veins without using lasers or injections pls helppp!!
Name: anne
City:   ny
Comments: only 17! it doesnt look good on my legs!!
Name: charlene
City:   bangued
Comments:   i have a big legs what can i do to lessen it
Name: Alisha
City:   suva
Comments:   Hi can u tell me as to how can i trim my hips. gosh they are so huge.
Name: Jai
City:   Chicago
Comments:   Does this place have a moderator or something. There are some things around here that REALLY need to be deleted. I understand this is the internet and all. But there are plenty of young 12 and 13 year old children that come around here. And that's beyond even the adults among us that don't want to read such unrelated things. I understand that some people seem to be so ignorant that they don't care who reads their random thoughts and outbursts. But can those that run this site do something about such things? So far I'm really enjoying the tips. It's really not fair that some classless people have to come around and mess up an interesting read. *~Peace and Blessings~*
Name: Missh0ang
City:   sj
Comments:   is the "To Improve Leg Muscles" tips for people with large muscles in their legs I have that problem, but i don't understand how working them will make them any smaller. Thanks!
Name: udeni
City:   toronto
Comments:   I'm slim. and my legs are really skiny , specialy my ankle area. please help me
Name: c.c.
City:   usa
Comments:   i have dark underarms,knees,and elbows and i am not even a teen!! what can i do PLEASE help me!!!!
Name: tina
City:   ny
Comments:   can someone tell me how to make my butt big,nice,round, and in a very beautiful shape...tell me the excersies and the food that i have to eat and if there is any pills...plz tell me so.
Name: kristi
City:   USA
Comments:   sometimes you need to lose weight to lose the fat. try doing that plus exersizing
Name: Heather
City:   Gainesville
Comments:   I am a runner and i have large legs.. They are not fat but i have a small fram and they look weird.. is there anything i can do to slim them down a little if there isn't any fat?
Name: micky
City:   pakistan
Comments:   i have very big hips and sides of hips too pls tell exercise that will work 100%i dont have much time as my sisters weddin is soon
Name: amanda
City:   Phillipsburg
Comments:   Hello, i just had a baby 6 months ago lost alot of baby fat but not all of it, any suggestions i do the tredmil every night eat good & i also just started taking stacker 2's and suggestions?
Name: busharat
City:   elmhurst
Comments:   my hips are very big,and, because of that my bud looks really big. Although i am not really fat, but bec of my big hips i look not the way i am suppose to be!
Name: busharat
City:   elmhurst
Comments:   ALSO i am getting marry this January so please if u can help me out of this problem. People make fun of me when they see me in this condition, and i am also doing alot of exercise. But i really dont know with my hips.
Name: ruchi
City:   korea
Comments:   my butts n thighs r 2 reduce them,plz suggets.
Name: Aashka
City:   USA
Comments:   Hey this program helped my alot thanks for the advise!
Name: katherine
City:   mel
Comments:   i just sent my questions so i hav to wait and see wat advise i get back however by reading the advise everyone got back that helped me i noe feel confedent in my self cos i think there is help out there for me or even stuff in my home i can use
Name: Divya
City:   India
Comments:   hi, Unlike others i have a completely diff problem. i am skinny and feel my hands and legs are thin. can you suggest some home exercises to tone them or build muscles.
Name: leena
City:   saudi arabia
Comments:   hi, i love Shakira body.her hips r firmed and her belly is so flat.Does any one know any of her beauty secretsi know she dances a lot, but what abt her diet if any one heard abt this,plz write. thank u
Name: hello
City:   adelaide
Comments:   wat can i do 2 fatten my legsI need help!!
Name: hey
City:   cardiff
Comments:   hey i love shakira body her hips and her stomach but her butt is so perfect do you know any tips or exsercises i can do to get one like that help!!!
Name: latifa
City:   villa park
Comments:   hi..can someone tell me how to make my hips bigger and there any exercise or food that could make my hips bigger and wider...plzz plz help me...plzzzzz let me know and tell me...i want hips like kareena, or priyanka or ayesha takia...plz tell me a way to make them bigger and wider...thanks alot.
Name: Deep
City:   Modesto
Comments:   Yes, i have really ugly legs that are fat below the knees. i want to make them whats the best possible way to make that happen also i used to do wightlifting and i was a boxer for the last 5 years so i have a wide back i want to make it in a shape that will make my back like u know small. also i need bigger hips. Please can u help me out!
Name: DD
City:   Motown
Comments:   whats the best way to keep your elbows, knees, and underarms clean without blackspots what do youu do what kind of food are there any pills to take creams i tried scrubbing and lotions for dry skin but the black stuff is still there!! what do i do!!!
Name: PP
City:   hindsdale
Comments:   thanks for the work out tips...really helped. ThanX
Name: AMP
City:   Springfield
Comments:   I have flaby thighs and my calves look too small for them...How do I get muscle in my thigs and bigger calves
Name: lucky
City:   sydney
Comments:   hi i am slim guy. i dont wanna put weight but i want little heavy my hips so ica wear good jeans they are very skiny so plz tell me how i can improve them
Name: sreshta
City:   NY
Comments:   Hii, I´m perfect until my waist ,but from there i heavy hips& thighs ,Can u suggest me something to get back to normal size, ThankYou
Name: priya
City:   ch
Comments:   hi, i have a big hips and fatty thighs!! can you suggest me any exercise for reducing them plz plz...
Name: malsi
City:   KL
Comments:   try jogging..and if u dont hv the time for that..just play on the music at home..and run on the same this for 40 mins..if its too hectic..break them into 2 sections..with 20 mins each..after the last pilates exercise that helps to improve your lower body..pilates are available in CDs and also books..all the best... ps : if you do it diligently, u´ll see the result in a week..and by the way..u can not lose the fat in ur hips ..thighs and legs by other means than exercising..
Name: sana
City:   karachi
Comments:   hi, this site is very interesting and help full,for the hips try to use skipping rope its very helpful u will see the results in 2 weeks.
Name: seema
City:   pune
Comments:   hi ,i too had this problem but i took it seriously & voilla i am happy to be in very good shape now.(i continue to follow my excersise)i think a good & healthy diet of lots of fruits & vegetables& plenty of water ,takes away all the toxins we accumulate when we sit around gathering fat. squats ,lunges & regular walks are the quickest ways to trim ones thighs & hips.i do leg raises while making tea in the morning . be consistant& believe that if you could gain it you can loose it too .. happy shedding.
Name: Dipti
City:   Ahmedabad
Comments:   I want to improve my hips. i have perfect figure. but i have a problem of hips. so Plz help. give me some tips. some exercises.
Name: JAWS
City:   LA
Comments:   I am slim and in shape but i still cant wear a bikini becuzz my body is wide. Its summer and i want 2 b able 2 wear a swimsuit and not feel self concious wen i luk at these girls that have a fifteen waist. What can i do.
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City:   USA
Comments:   i have wide hips and thick thighs..i play volleyball and want to be able to look good in spandex. please tell me some way to make them a little thinner.thanks.
Name: :D
City:   singapore
Comments:   yea .my hips are big but its bigger than my shoulders .i didnt look gud cos of them .my tummy is alredy ok .help !!
Name: sowmya
City:   pudhucherry
Comments:   i have to slim more my hands and suggest quick remedy exercises
Name: fola
City:   usa
Comments:   i have skinny leg and my ankle is so thin. is there a way u can help me or is there a surgery for it. i mean like fat transfer.

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