My thighs suddenly grow bigger?

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One week ago I started doing an intercalated exercise routine of one day strength/resistance and the next day cardio. My diet was the same throughout this month and I kept a 1500 calorie intake per day. However, since I started the exercise routine I noticed that my weight increased and my thighs grew. It wasn't such a big change, but it worries me if it continues to increase (both my weight and the size of my thighs).

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    remember that weight does fluctuate slightly on a daily basis. Could you have  been a bit dehydrated when you weighed yourself last week?

    also, did you measure your thighs in exactly the same place as previous?

    i'd be surprised if you are noticing a significant difference after only one week.

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      it wasn't a big difference, just half a centimeter. Maybe I was dehydrated when I weighed myself. I guess I am just kinda sensitive when it comes to dieting and body image. But, do you think that the exercise could have increased the size of my thighs? because I was sticking to my diet and I am hoping that it's not my diet's fault. 
    • Posted

      i don't know if exercise can have such a difference so quickly. maybe need to wait until a sports person replies?
  • Posted

    Hi Coral

    Something I learnt when I was well into weight training is that muscle is heavier than fat, but check it out with a qualified trainer, I hope this helps.


  • Posted

    Are you doing more leg exercises than other types fo activity.

    Try excercising doing push-ups.Your entire corps is working 

    out that way.  If you can't do a full push-up then do a half from your knees.

    good luck and don't give up.

    By the way, My thighs grew larger also,  but are fine now.


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