Jogging & Running/Running and weight loss

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How should I run to get skinny thighs without getting big muscles and bulky legs? Should I run fast or slow? Long distances or short?

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Great question Nicole! The simple answer is any type of running will help. You're not going to develop bulky legs due to muscle and if that does become a problem then let me know and I can definitely help you with that.

Here is a 6 day a week running program:

Day 1: Jog for 5 mins to warmup. Repeat the following sequence 4-7 times: Run hard for 1 min then walk briskly for 2 min.

Day 2: Jog for 20-60 mins.

Day 3: Jog for 5 mins to warmup. Repeat the following sequence 4-7 times: Run hard (this should be even faster than Day 1's running hard) for 30 sec then walk briskly for 2 min.

Day 4: Jog for 20-60 mins.

Day 5: Jog for 5 mins to warmup. Repeat the following sequence 4-7 times: Run hard for 2 min (this will likely be a little slower than your Day 1's running hard) then walk briskly for 3 min.

Day 6: Jog for 20-60 mins.

Good luck and let me know if I can be of further assistance!

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Nick Rainey

Expertise

I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.

Experience

I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.

Organizations
American Physical Therapy Association- Sports Section

Publications
The 6 Week Workout Program- I'm the author of this book Research Made Simple for Physical Therapists- I'm the author of this Kindle book

Education/Credentials
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy BS in Exercise Science NSCA- CSCS and CPT USA Weightlifting Level I NPI- Certified Posture Specialist Total Motion Release Level II Certified Dry Needling

Awards and Honors
National Posture Institute's International Perfect Posture of the Year Award 2011 Clinical Excellence Award- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Aegis Therapies Scholarship recipient

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