Finding Pants for Big Thighs – How Squats Ruined My Wardrobe

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This is how I realized that finding pants for big thighs is not easy at all.

Let me tell you a little story about how squats ruined my wardrobe: I had always been criticized for how skinny my legs were. 

My girlfriend used to joke that it looked like I was walking on two toothpicks. Well, that for me was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I was going to do something about my skinny legs if it killed me.

I began reading fitness magazines to get some idea of what it would take to bulk-up my skinny legs. One article talked about how this guy was able to transform his physique by concentrating on the parts that needed the most work. 

That idea appealed to me since I figured there was nothing wrong with the rest of my body, just my legs.

So, I went out and shelled out a few hundred bucks for a new set of weights and went back over this guy’s instructions to make sure I would be doing it right. Then, I set out developing a regimen to transform my puny legs.

I worked out every day doing a series of squats and deadlifts and I could feel the exercises working. My workout routine began to work too well.

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My legs began to get thiccer and thiccer, I began having a hard time fitting into my jeans. 

My girlfriend, however, thought the tighter fit made me look sexier, so I continued the workout routine. 

As my legs grew thicker, I found myself having to buy larger size pants. Maybe I should’ve quit right then, but I had gotten so used to working out and enjoying the strength gains week after week.

The real problem arose, however, when the corresponding waist size for the pant leg size that I needed was far too big. 

My legs had grown to the size of tree stumps and one of them was almost as big around as my waist.

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Finding Pants for Big Thighs Is Not Easy!

This is where I realised how hard finding pants for big thigshs is. I searched high and low and could not find any company that specialised in this predicament. 

So, I found myself having to buy pants that were far too large and then have my girlfriend take them in at the waist. It was a workaround I admit, but she did a good job of it.

I work in a job that requires me to wear a suit everyday, so I had to do this. I wish I had a job where I could wear sweatpants all day.

She then said she didn’t know why I chose to lift weights in the first place; “there’s nothing wrong with your legs.” Unbelievable! 

That’s it, I said. No more squats and deadlifts for me, I have grown enough. So, I got rid of the weights and swore off training legs so much.

Unfortunately, however, the mass that my legs had put on didn’t go away when I quit working them out so much. And finding pants for big thighs was still a problem. 

They may have continued to get bigger. I had already thrown away all my old pants and my girlfriend who by this time had become my fiance was getting tired of sewing and altering my trousers. 

So, I began searching for online retailers who specialized in custom-fitted pants for men with my condition. Luckily, I was able to find one, so I started having all my pants specially made.

I no longer do squats and deadlifts so some of the thickness seems to be fading away. 

This means that in addition to the money I’ve lost on the clothes that I threw away, plus the money I spent on larger pants, I will have to add the cost of buying regular pants should my leg size return to normal. 

And that is how squats ruined my wardrobe.

To this day I don’t know of any company that specializes in pants for guys with big thighs, I wish I had found a solution. If you reading this know of any, PLEASE post a link in the comments below.

Also, don’t let my story discourage you from doing leg workouts. Your leg growth might not be as drastic as mine to the point where you cant find pants that fit.

Just be aware, that a leg routine done properly with the right nutrition to back it up will make your legs grow!


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Danny Loeb
Danny Loeb is a qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness Model and Writer. He enjoys blogging about health and fitness, messing around with Photoshop, and sharing his experiences with everyone.

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