I am trying to reduce the size of my calves and thighs. What types of exercises should I be doing? In addition, what settings should I have on the elliptical machine and stationary bike? –Carol, New York City, N.Y.
Based on the information that you have supplied, my first suggestion is see if you can find a fitness or health professional in your area that has been certified in the area of BioSignature Modulation. This method was developed by world renowned strength coach, Charles Poliquin. Basically, a BioSig practitioner can perform a 12-site skinfold reading of your body, and based on these results, can develop a customized strategy for helping you achieve your body composition goals. If this is not an option, I would suggest that you do the following:
1. Buy an inexpensive skinfold caliper.
2. Follow the instructions and take your measurements, which will give you an estimate of your body fat levels.
3. In addition, you should also take your circumference measurements.
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