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Doctor insights on: Does Running In Place Tone Your Legs

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Does running tone thighs and legs?

Does running tone thighs and legs?

Yes: Certainly does. Also builds healthier cardiovascular system. Mix comfortable pace with some intervals (speed) and/or track workouts for variety and best results. Above all -- have fun doing it. Check out nearby running clubs. (USAT Level I coach) Good Luck. ...Read more

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Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale? Been running over a year (incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.

Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale? Been running over a year (incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.

Muscle density: Muscle tissue is denser than fat, so you can actually get slimmer with strength exercise, and still weigh more on your scale. Healthy diet and aerobic exercise can combine to result in weight loss and are almost always a healthy habit. I would consult with your physician to define your best diet and exercise choices. ...Read more

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Can running up and down the stairs tone your legs or make it muscular?

Can running up and down the stairs tone your legs or make it muscular?

It can help: But if you want to tone all leg muscles try other exercises including weightlifting, swimming etc. ...Read more

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Will running slim and tone my legs or bulk them up with lots of muscle?

Will running slim and tone my legs or bulk them up with lots of muscle?

Tone: ↑muscle, ↓fat: However food choices & quantity are major issues powerfully influencing outcomes. For slender legs, go LCHF to promote nutritional ketosis, i.e. burning body fat for energy. Study Mary Enig & Sally Fallon's book EatFatLooseFat, DietDoctor. Com, Gary Taubes, http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs, NuSI. Org, FatChance. Html, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo. Gl/gGXn9f, http://goo. Gl/cypKOp, etc. ...Read more

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I would like to tone my arms/abs and leave the legs up to the running I do for school. How many days a week should I lift?

I would like to tone my arms/abs and leave the legs up to the running I do for school. How many days a week should I lift?

Discuss with coach: Each coach has certain routines that you should follow. I would think that lifting every other day is generally recommended. Vary the types of lifting though. Toning is designed to have higher reps, more sets and lower weight. ...Read more

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Anyone have any tips on ways to ease the pain in my leg from running?

Anyone have any tips on ways to ease the pain in my leg from running?

MECHANICAL VS ANATOM: Ical problem. Exam and evaluation are a must in order to properly determine the cause so please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Will I tone my legs if I jog?

Will I tone my legs if I jog?

Jogging for tone.: You will tone the muscles of the legs through jogging, and you'll stay lean so the muscles of the legs will show themselves better. You can tone the legs even more by picking a route that has hills - jogging on surfaces that are variably flat, inclined and declined will increase the toning effect of the jog. ...Read more

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Does running actually make your legs thicker?

Does running actually make your legs thicker?

Helps to 'tone ': Running regularly definitely helps to 'tone' your quads and hamstrings. Usually if u become a regular runner your legs will not become 'bigger' per say but more muscular and well - defined. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could bowed legs affect running?

Could bowed legs affect running?

Yes: Every runner has their own form, and the shape of your legs will certainly affect your form. Although you may not technically be as "efficient" a runner as someone without bowed legs, thousands of excellent runners have leg variations. Bowed legs may increase your risk of injury, so make sure you are fitted for correct shoes and have a reputable running store observe your gait. ...Read more

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Will swimming regularly tone leg muscles?

Will swimming regularly tone leg muscles?

Yes: Try using 1/2 fins, especially designed to tone your legs. Can get them at most sports stores. Also, use kick board instead of arms to swim. Find an endless pool to swim against. Finally, attach ankle wts to really get a workout. ...Read more

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What can I do to address leg pain while running?

Shoes: If the pain is in the front of your leg you can shorten your stride and slow your pace.
It might also be time to get a new pair of shoes.
If you are doing long distances make sure you hydrate well to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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My legs are in pain after running, what could it be?

Muscle, neve, blood: Some things it can be but are not limited to include muscle fatique, exercise induced compartment syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, claudication (neurologic or vascular), myopathy, some medciations can cause muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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What can I do to bulk and tone my gross, chubby legs?

What can I do to bulk and tone my gross, chubby legs?

Water and walking: Drink 2-3qts water/day and walk 15min/day. You'll see a difference in 2wks! ...Read more

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What do I do for sciatica pain that is running down my leg?

What do I do for sciatica pain that is running down my leg?

It depends: Sciatica without numbness, weakness, or bowel or bladder symptoms is often treated with anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen. It is best to avoid activities which can irritate the back like bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting. Walking is usually ok if it doesn't make the pain worse. If the pain is severe, or persists for several weeks, or has other symptoms, it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What will make your legs thinner walking or running 5 miles?

Running-more quickly: Both of these exercises will improve the definition of your legs. However running will burn the fat and calories more quickly and usually will lead to results more quickly. Exercises that work the legs can also lead to more tone if you do increased # of repetitions. ...Read more

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I have pain running up from my legs to my head - what's going on?

I have pain running up from my legs to my head - what's going on?

Not enough info!: Sorry, we need more information. What kind of pain (sharp, dull, crampy, constant)? How long have you had it? What treatment has been tried? Does it hurt with movement or not? Please ask again and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. Spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

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Can running increase leg muscle or just lose weight and fat on it?

Yes, no, yes:-: Leg muscles will increase.
Fat will be lost;
weight may not be lost, as muscles of the same mass as the fat, will weigh more than the fat.
Overall fat may be lost from the body as you continue to exercise. ...Read more

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What causes your legs to feel like water is running down your legs?

What causes your legs to feel like water is running down your legs?

Paresthesias or neur: This coudl be paresthesias or a neuropathy or another process. You can discuss this with your physicians and get this clarified. ...Read more

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Pain at the shin of leg when running. What are the causes please? Thank you.

Shin splints: Pain in the shins when running is commonly known as "shin splints." if you have no other symptoms and lack redness, this is your likely diagnosis.

Shin splints are difficult to treat and can be a chronic problem. I tell my patients take some time off running and consider icing the area after a run. Sometimes it may help to run on a softer surface such as grass. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my leg between calf and ankle after a short running. What should I do?

I have a pain in my leg between calf and ankle after a short running. What should I do?

Go to ER: Once u make the complaint a clot needs to be ruled out. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 35 and have pain in my lower left side of abdomen and running down my leg what can it be?

Hi, I'm 35 and have pain in my lower left side of abdomen and running down my leg what can it be?

Many things: Including kidney stone, hernia, diverticular disease, colitis, ovarian. Need more information to be of any helkp, but I would suggest making an appointment with your pcp or ob-gyn. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm also dieting along with exercising, but will this cause my legs to get bulky or will it help tone them?

What to do if I'm also dieting along with exercising, but will this cause my legs to get bulky or will it help tone them?

Tone, not bulk: While in theory either, 1) women do not bulk up as often 2) endurance exercise ONLY does tone and UNDOES bulk (muscles switch to the red, small endurance from the white meat bulk strength muscles). 3) if net loss of mass, trend is against bulk. ...Read more

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I was told have cyst but no scan yet now im having feeling of water running down right leg. What could this be? Thank you

I was told have cyst but no scan yet now im having feeling of water running down right leg. What could this be? Thank you

Lets review your que: Where were you told the location you have a "cyst". In the vaginal wall, a Bartholin's cyst can form, it is usually painful but will resolve with warm compresses and compression of its material. A cyst of the leg can bust at anytime and possible could feel like water flowing down your thigh ...Read more

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I would like to loose a little bit of weight and tone my legs and butt and mid section anyone knows which is most effective?

Cardio and weights: Your best bet is to balance cardio with weight training. Increased muscle mass will help burn more calories. Decreasing your carbs can also help reduce body fat, but you need some carbs for energy. Discuss this plan with your physician or local dietician. ...Read more