I really struggle with the last bit of fat/water/weight around my legs/ass/waist and hips. Im working out with weights for my upperbody but im really wondering whats the best thing to do for my lowerbody since i dont want to gain any muscle there. I just want to maintain the muscles and just loose all the fat and get really lean around my legs/ass/waist/hips.
I know like squat and all those exersices tend to put on inches around your waist etc and i dont want that. I just want to maintain my muscles there but not get bigger or add mucles in terms of size
What is the best approach for this? im starting with incline walking wich i think is good. Is it just running or should i do weights also for my legs etc to make it lean?
In that case how should my approach be? more reps and less weight etc?
Your username doesn't give your gender away, but may I assume based on wanting to reduce the hips/thighs that you're female? If so, congrats, welcome to my world. I'm an hourglass and the only way to get rid of that is really to watch the calories in versus out, do cardio, and get some good exercises in for glutes/thighs. Squats, leglifts, deadlifts...they're all wonderful, wonderful things. I swear by ankle weights while doing lifts myself.
I haven't gained any inches from doing squats in my waist or otherwise, and honestly don't know how you can. However, the abs and midsection is the first place I lose weight and the easiest for me to develop as far as lean muscle def is concerned. Women who worry about "bulking up" really are just putting on muscle under the fat they've got and haven't burned off the fat yet. We don't have enough testosterone to bulk up. Muscle burns fat (and more calories) and the more of it you put on, the more calories you will burn.
Don't worry about reps and weight. My ideal is this: I do the right amount of weight to do about 8-12 reps and REALLY be feeling the burn on the last 3-4 reps. If I'm feeling the burn sooner, I lower the weight. If I'm not getting the burn, I either increase the weight or if I'm unable to do this, I increase the reps. And I focus on being able to increase that weight as time goes on.
I'm no expert, but I hope this helps.