Getting rid of fatty thighs can be hard and daunting; this is because of the stubbornness of inner fat thigh. But nothing is impossible if you are up to the challenge.
The best way to eliminate the fat deposit in your thighs can be achieved by adding muscle mass to your legs, and my favorite method of doing so is hill running training.
Why hill running?
Uphill running is one of the most powerful types of exercises ever. If you run hills regularly, you will develop massive muscle leg tissues in a record timing; this will give your body the toned and sexy look you always wanted. Stronger muscles will not only grant you a better look, muscles tend to burn fat more than fat does, thus speeding up the fat burning process.
Uphill running can be very intense and taxing on the body, therefore you will be burning more calories in less time. Running only on flat surfaces can not offer the same results.
How to do it?
This type of running is not recommended for beginners, thus in if you are new into running, you should not do any hill running; otherwise you won’t be able to keep up and may even get injured in the process. As a result, a beginner runner should start running on flat surface and build the intensity up gradually.
When you feel that you are up to the challenge, then you can attack the hills. Find an uphill about 50 to 300 meters in distance and no more than 6% gradient.
Start at the bottom of the hill slowly and increase the intensity as you approach the top; down hill running is the time for recovery and preparing for the next repetition.
Remember that hill running is very intense, thus you should not jump in on the hill face on without a proper warm-up. Run slowly for at least 10 minutes then start your hill training workout gradually; otherwise you will run out of gas very soon and tire quickly.
Hill running form
This type of training requires good running mechanics, developing the proper hill running form will allow you to get the most of your training session without having to sacrifice time and effort. Here are some useful tips:
- Lean slightly forward into the hill while keeping your body straight and aligned from head to toe.
- You running stride should be quick and short, this makes climbing the hill easier and cultivates speed and steadiness when running on flat surface.
- Use your arms in a straight back and forward action. Make sure that legs are working in accordance with the arms and upper body; this enhances balance and decreases the chance of injury.