Is it normal for thighs to touch at a healthy weight?
I feel like my thighs are just HUGE no matter how much I weigh. I've heard some people say it's normal, and some people say that it's absolutely a sign that you need to lose some weight.
I guess I'm confused...?
(Sometimes stuff like this makes me wonder what I could get done in all the time I spend worrying about weight, lol)
Now, that said, there is a different between "touching" and "invading each others space". My thighs are definitely invaders at the moment. I am hoping to reduce them to just being close friends...LOL
umm well it depends what position you mean. if i stand normally my thighs don't touch. when i put my feet together they do touch. when i walk they don't.
but i agree with vstar. as long as your thighs aren't squashing each other, i'm sure they're just fine.
as long as theyve got a bit of muscle to them i dont think its an issue
I have light weight jogging shorts, but they work their way up in the middle and I have to keep stopping, spreading my legs a little and yanking the middle DOWN where it belongs. I always look around to make sure no one see me as its not an attractive thing to do.
I take this as a sign my upper thighs are too big. (as tho the scale telling me isn't enough) I'm 5'6, 186 and it seems the more I lose the less 'bunching' up my shorts do.
so.......are your legs comfortable? If so I wouldn't worry about it. I hate seeing skinny girls with a big hollow between their legs, like they are bowlegged.
The measurements for my thighs are 18 inches at widest part (where they touch), 15 inches halfway between top and knee, and 12.5 inches at the knee.
So my legs do not touch in the middle - when I stand, you can see right through my legs. I have to gain a LOT of weight before the middle part touches.
I never thought of myself as bowlegged. I don't think I look bowlegged either.
Someday I hope I feel comfortable enough to wear shorts in public but I'm just happy to feel good enough to wear them around the house and not get grossed out LOL
but just my two cents.
My aerobics instructor (who is buff and has about 16% bf) complains about hers touching, too. She says the only way she has ever seen any difference is by doing inner thigh work with the resistance band.
If you get a step bench, lie on your back with the resistance band looped underneath, stick your feet in the handles of the resistance band, so that the hard part of the handle is on the bottom of your feet. Put your feet in the air, directly above your abs, and open and close your legs. Open as far as you can without being uncomfortable.
I have seen a difference but they still touch. So I agree that it is body type and your mother!
also the more toned your inner thigh muscles, the less likely they are to touch. But everyone has different bodies, as long as your healthy then it shouldn't matter
but since I'm down 36lbs, I can go for brisk walks without my underwear catching fire from all the friction of my invading thighs!
FWIW (for what it's worth), your pics show a very pretty girl, with normal looking thighs to me :D
I don't think its a measurement of fitness. I'm a runner and I'm active physically. I consider myself fit at 117 lbs 5'3.5'' height size 2-4 and my thighs always touch even when I was 100 lbs at 13 years old. Even when I was 8 my thighs touched (I saw pictures).
Jillian Michaels, one of the fittest woman I know have thighs that touch.
My thighs have always touched even at 5'0" and 120lbs (and very muscular legs at that point). Mine actually touch from just above the knee all the way up when standing still (even when thin) bug when I'm actually walking only touch for the top three inches or so. I think its because of the shape of my legs - I have knee problems so my feet point out the way (a little like Charlie Chaplin!!!). Its not very noticable to other people but it puts my legs closer together than they would be otherwise.