A top personal trainer has revealed that it is possible to get the supermodel-like gap-between-the-thighs look without resorting to cosmetic procedures or extreme eating regimes.
Following worrying news that the most recent catwalk shows have inspired teenagers and young women to turn to costly fat-freezing procedures and near-starvation diets to get super-slim legs, Matt Townsend says there are exercises that can make a significant difference to the inner thigh area.’One of the most common questions I receive is how to get rid of inner thigh fat,’ he told MailOnline.’Though our body primarily burns fat as a whole and doesn’t spot reduce, you CAN target which areas to emphasize a bit more.’But while Mr Townsend’s targeted inner-thigh workout may be healthier, it is by no means an easy option and requires some serious effort.
One must do 12-15 reps of each of the five different exercises, which include squats, lunges and the terrifying-sounding Single-leg Romanian Deadlift.On the plus side, they can be done at home as part of a daily routine, as like any workout, keeping it up regularly is key to its success.The workout challenges the commonly-held belief that one must severely-restrict their diet in order to achieve slim upper thighs.Indeed, the ‘thigh-gap’ first sparked controversy last month, when young fashionistas started tweeting that they were prepared to stop eating in order to get the slender legs of the models they saw on the fashion week catwalks.
The admissions were akin to the kind of worrying messages usually limited to the ‘thinspiration’ websites favored by those with eating disorders.But Mr Townsend is adamant that a severe diet is the worst course of action.’The goal is to effectively target the muscles so they are healthy and toned, not weak and frail,’ he explained.’So many of these girls think they need to starve themselves to get skinny. While I agree that both dieting and genetics do play a role, much of the starvation aspects can be avoided with a clean diet and exercise.’Not only that, you’ll feel fantastic the entire time and be full of energy – it’s a much more sustainable approach.’ – DailyMail