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QHriderKE 10-14-2011 11:19 PM

Thunder Thighs :/
 
So, I'm considered rather small from the waist up... but daaaaang! I'm cursed with thunder thighs.... and it really shows when I ride. It bothers me :/ especially when I'm shopping for jeans!

Anyone got a clue how to get rid of 'em? Anyone conqured the thighs of thunder before!?

I'm reeeeeally active too... volleyball practice 2 nights a week, tourneys on weekends, giving riding lessons, training horses (my new job!) and school...
I try to eat well as much as I can...

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...rl/troooot.jpg


http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...irl/dowwwn.jpg

Joe4d 10-15-2011 09:26 AM

You are beautiful just the way you are.
Despite what the media tries to force feed us, Guys dont like scrawny girls.

Red Gate Farm 10-15-2011 10:00 AM

I could only dream of looking like you.:-(

But you have a legit problem, if you feel your thighs are "thunder thighs". The volleyball you play probably helped to build up the muscles in them. Your thighs are probably fit, not fat. Why do you think they are thunder thighs? Is there any fat on the inside? Or do you feel you have "saddle bags" on the outside?

thesilverspear 10-15-2011 10:59 AM

Aye, it's a ****ed shame the media, the clothing industry, etc. foists on us this construction of what femininity *should* be, and that people buy into it, hence perfectly healthy, fit-looking women such as yourself worry that something is wrong with their bodies. Makes the feminist in me hopping bloody mad.

Cinder 10-15-2011 11:44 AM

PLEASE trust me when I say, you do NOT have "thunder thighs".

You look awesome on that horse.

Now, look at a picture of me riding bareback. This is after losing a good amount of weight! (Though I think I gained some back that week lol. I was so hungry since I was doing so much. Anyways...)

http://i55.tinypic.com/auiog8.jpg

See how much smaller your thighs are compared to mine? So don't feel bad at all. Feel good that you are so fit and actually have some skin on your bones!

Cacowgirl 10-15-2011 04:44 PM

I don't see any problem w/your thighs. You look fine & well porportioned. you need strong legs to be an effective rider. Rejoice in being fit!

newbhj 10-15-2011 04:46 PM

You look just fine, I don't see thunder thighs at all. But we all see ourselves differently then how other people see me. You probably have muscles in your thighs from riding.

Idlepastures 10-15-2011 05:45 PM

I find your body fine, and looks fabulous. But if you feel like you need to work on your thigh muscles, here is some tips. Squats and thrusts on the weighs will tone them. Weight machines that you use while scissoring your legs, or butterflying in and out, will help. If you don't have access to the weight machines, you can pick up a thigh-master from most stores. Its a bar or a ball w/ wings that you do compression reps on to tone muscles.

Chiefie 10-15-2011 07:34 PM

Are you kidding me??? thunder thighs???? lol. Disillusioned perhaps :)

QHriderKE 10-16-2011 01:53 AM

Well I have stretch marks all on the insides of my thighs. It's nasty. And most of that is me getting weight on my bones (I was a scrawny child...) too fast! and then it just snowballed...


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