getting rid of "canckles"

  1. getting rid of "canckles"


    So I was blessed from my mom to get her sweet canckles (my legs have more then normal fat around ankle calf area. I play rugby in college, and am in very good shape. I bike, run, sprint, lift, and also eat healthy (for college standards). Any recommendations to get rid of them. Also the couple pounds I will loose will really help my speed, in my position speed kills.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by ktravelet View Post
    So I was blessed from my mom to get her sweet canckles (my legs have more then normal fat around ankle calf area. I play rugby in college, and am in very good shape. I bike, run, sprint, lift, and also eat healthy (for college standards). Any recommendations to get rid of them. Also the couple pounds I will loose will really help my speed, in my position speed kills.
    It's hard to say without seeing a picture. You might just have larger than normal ligaments / tendons. Are you certain the majority of the size in that region is fat? Does it feel hard / fairly solid, or is it rather "cushy"?

    If you are biking, running, sprinting, you have your cardio requirements to loose weight all set.

    If it is fat, all you will need to do it is monitor your diet. Reduce your overall caloric intake, maintain a high protein diet, but less calories, etc.
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  3. Its definitely fat, I can pinch of more of it in my ankle region then anywhere else on my body. My diet a fairly clean cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, snack on pretzels or yogurt, chicken breast sandwich for lunch (grilled), pasta before practice, and chicken after practice with pasta.

    I have to keep a fairly high caloric intake because we practice condition many times a week, I also lift 4X per week. I definitely don't want to loose any strength. I was wondering if there is any specific exercises I can do to help them out. Also what fat burning product do you guys recommend, I'm pretty stationary at body fat % prob 12. Its hard to get down below that for me. Thanks guys

  4. Topical fat loss products may work but i don't think you're going to get anywhere trying to exercise your ankles

  5. ug I hate heredities

  6. I'm all for hard work and all that,but your right thats something you were born with and unless you just sport a seriously underweight body,which isn't healthy,Best option here is talk with a Plastic surgeon,this is something they can defenitely take care of,probably $2k-$3k range I'd guess....Defenitely ask around some girls you know that have got there tits done or whatever and find a good doctor and they should give a free office visit andwill be able to tell you what they can do...could be as simple as site specific Liposuction,or even minor surgery to move things around,etc...this is an easy fix IMO...let me know what they say...guarantee it will be good news and he;ll be like"No problem"kankles are history...Now write me a big fat check with lots of zero's...but it will be worth it..that and I would do lots of calf raises...

  7. jump rope or do jumping jacks, it'll kill your calves and burn some fat.
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  8. Two words - tube socks

    All joking aside - alot of people suffer from the same thing, no one that I know has had much luck getting rid or it, but one person I know for a fact just worked his calves so great that they grew and made it appear smaller at the ankle - good luck regardless

  9. Dr. 90210...trust me

  10. Quote Originally Posted by getswole View Post
    Dr. 90210...trust me

    I believe you're prolly right. Some degree of lipo is about the only solution sad to say.

  11. this is fat and not edema? seems like a little lipo would work wonders if it is.

  12. I def dont have the money for lipo as I'm still in college. I just ordered some Leviathan, hopefullt that'll help

  13. It sounds like water retention to me.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm View Post
    It sounds like water retention to me.
    definetly, and watch your carbs. The water retention could be caused by sodium intake, watch that as well. You eat pasta 2 times a day?

  15. I would try Avant labs Lipoderm. It is affordable, works well and its topical so you can apply it directly. You can add Raspberry ketones or caffeine or yohimbine to it to increase effectiveness.

  16. Have you always had them or just started noticing since rugby?

  17. always had them but yet they are messed up from rugby/ soccer playing. But there is definitely more then the normal amount of fat below my knees.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by CustomNW View Post
    definetly, and watch your carbs. The water retention could be caused by sodium intake, watch that as well. You eat pasta 2 times a day?
    He said he's in college. Perhaps just needs to cut back on TopRamen.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by ktravelet View Post
    So I was blessed from my mom to get her sweet canckles (my legs have more then normal fat around ankle calf area. I play rugby in college, and am in very good shape. I bike, run, sprint, lift, and also eat healthy (for college standards). Any recommendations to get rid of them. Also the couple pounds I will loose will really help my speed, in my position speed kills.
    Having thick ankles generally has more to do with the length of your achilles tendon than anything else. Basically, having a short achilles tendon causes a wide, heavy looking ankle. This is most likely the cause moreso than fat accumulation in the ankle area. Unfortunately, there really isn't much you can do about the length of your achilles tendon.

    Stretching your calves, both with your knee straight and bent may help. You'll need to stretch aggressively several times a day. Even then, the changes will be small. Building your calves to create the illusion of smaller ankles (as was already suggested) will help create an illusion of smaller ankles, too.

  20. well I picked up 2 bottles of leviathan. Sounds pretty good, ups test, lowers fat. Got 2 bottles for $55 shipped so I had to do it. We'll see how that goes. I can't really afford to go on a calorie starving cut cycle in the middle of season so this seems reasonable to lose 5 lbs. I wish I could run another cycle of phera-max but that stuff was hell on my body during season. Back pumps, muscle cramps, ended up braking my wrist (not sure if its related).
  

  
 

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