The good news is that I’m clearly building muscle. The bad news is that some of it isn’t the muscle I want.
Mid forties female, started strength training about a year ago. Right now, I do lots of deads, squats and I’m learning the olympic lifts in sections. I’m not up to really heavy weights, but I’m progressing.
I also do a fair amount of cardio - elliptical, treadmill, and rowing.
Mostly, I’m happy w/ the amount of muscle I’ve built up and as I lean out I hope that’ll be more apparent. The only problem is that one of the places that is getting bigger is the middle of my inner thighs. When I first noticed it, I thought I was gaining fat, but it’s definitely muscle. And, no, I don’t use those thigh ab/adductor machines.
Right now, for most lifts I tend to use a wider than hip width, rather toed out stance. Would changing my stance help to de-emphasize the inner thigh engagement?