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KavaHess

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Hello ladies,

I didn't find something like this on the forums so far, could be it is in a section that I don't have access to (I apologize in advance if that is so) - but I know that there are lots of fellow women here who enjoy a good workout and even weightlifting. I have been finding it harder and harder to find decent inspiration of skinny but fit and muscular ladies (I fully admit I might like a bit more muscle than the average SG forum member, if done tactfully - no Candice S. Bodybuilder Arms). Just today I was looking for dumbbell exercises and came across this abomination from the magazine SELF, that seems to have taken obese "models" as their newest fitness craze. I for one find them not only hilarious, but also seriously frustrating - not the kind of "motivation" I was hoping for. Do you know of fitness bloggers, IG-ers, even online magazines, etc., that still follow the skinny aesthetic? I'm really coming up dry here.

Some examples of what I mean, but I really hope you can help me find some better ideas:

Simone from Body by Simone (not exactly skinny, but strong abs and arms)


Maggie Q, who at 40 is no longer the slimmest she has been, but still kicks ass and has visible muscle definition in her thighs


Camilla Akerberg (some influencer?), when she isn't puffy and super orange (still too bulky for my taste):


Annalynne McCord back when she was skinny:


This random instagrammer called Denise
 
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I share your frustration. It feels like any influencer/celebrity/fitness guru who embodies the skinny-fit aesthetic eventually turns into an average-bodied blogger selling out for approval from the petulant body positivity mob. (If they were truly body positive, they wouldn't shame other people for being too skinny -- but that's another matter.)

I used to really like Caroline Deisler's body & level of muscle tone, but alas, she has recently gone the aforementioned route. Her Instagram still has some nice fitspo if you scroll back a bit, though.

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As a professional athlete, I’m with you on the skinny/fit/muscular aesthetic!

One of my favorites is Katie Boren from ABT’s fitness Insta - that dancer aesthetic as well as some incredible muscle control and workout ideas.

Gorgeous:






Also, Dogpound’s Insta has some good content of models, dancers, etc., working out there.



I’m sure I’ll come up with more once I look through my page and who I’m following, but that’s the first things that come to mind.
 
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Seconding old Caroline Diesler, and sjanaelise is along the same vein (although horribly obnoxious).
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Some runners are good inspiration, thinking mainly of Melissa Bishop (melissacorinneb). I am partial to running though and her dedication (green dress picture is 3 months after giving birth) is particularly inspiring.

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Line Brems also comes to mind
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I love fridas little six pack. I like this thread. I LOVE the skinny fit look, i plan on doing more for my midsection and look forward to whatever advice this thread can give me. I mainly just plank, reverse plank, and walk alot but i think i need a little more. My exercise routine is pretty vanilla. I need more muscle gaining routines. What exercises work best to whittle waists down? Just planking and doing occasional crunches has really straightened my figure out (or maybe im just naturally straight figured) and i would love a little muscley hourglass.
 
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totally agree that it’s super hard to find fit girls that actually look sg skinny! one of my faves is mads rafferty, she’s a bit MIA at the moment but she used to post fitness videos on her youtube and her stories are pretty inspiring! i also think her body is the perfect mix of skinny but super toned.

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i also like john benton’s page for workout inspiration and transformations, even though most of the models featured on his page aren’t super skinny.
 
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What exercises work best to whittle waists down? Just planking and doing occasional crunches has really straightened my figure out (or maybe im just naturally straight figured) and i would love a little muscley hourglass.
The thing that has most improved my waist wasn’t actually doing like a million crunches a day or anything, but focusing on lowering my body fat percentage so that the muscles that I did have became more pronounced. Fasted HIIT worked for me, as well as weightlifting—even movements that don’t seem core specific help as they necessitate bracing your core while moving the weights around.

I’m sure @salander or @aquamarinist (plz return) would be more knowledgeable resources though!
 
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(although horribly obnoxious)
You think she’s obnoxious? I just think she’s extremely happy and content with her life. Her cheeriness can either be annoying or contagious with me, I don’t dislike it though. If it was anyone else perhaps I would, but Sjana got admitted to a psychiatric ward at 16 after trying to kill herself; I think she has every right to be overwhelmingly and, at times, painfully grateful.

Yes I’m being overly sensitive but I’ve been on a Sjana kick recently and just wanted to post more thinspo LOL

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You think she’s obnoxious? I just think she’s extremely happy and content with her life. Her cheeriness can either be annoying or contagious with me, I don’t dislike it though. If it was anyone else perhaps I would, but Sjana got admitted to a psychiatric ward at 16 after trying to kill herself; I think she has every right to be overwhelmingly and, at times, painfully grateful.

Yes I’m being overly sensitive but I’ve been on a Sjana kick recently and just wanted to post more thinspo LOL

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Seconded!
I think she's lovely and so inspiring, definitely my favorite fitspo. Here are some more gems, her body is truly insane:
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And for you girls who don't already follow her - do yourself a favor and check out her videos on Instagram @ Sjanaelise, she's incredibly strong and flexible!



I might be slightly obsessed with her :luv:
 
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I second (third?) Sjana and Mads Rafferty. They both have incredible bodies, and one of my friends knows Mads and says that she’s a lovely person, which makes me like her even more.

I might be slightly obsessed with her :luv:
You’re definitely not the only one!

Mads’ upper body is perfection imo :bow:
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Additionally, I’ve posted about her in the Vaganova Girls thread but I adore Mara Chok, she’s my favourite ballet thin/fitspo, strong, talented and flexible yet skinny :luv:


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Oh wow I should have known you would all deliver! Thanks for the great input!

Definitely going to be looking more into John Benton's methods! Just came across this skinny (mom!) Magdalene Groves on the John Benton facebook page. Talk about abs! Not sure if the photo is from before or after her pregnancy though.
 
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You think she’s obnoxious? I just think she’s extremely happy and content with her life. Her cheeriness can either be annoying or contagious with me, I don’t dislike it though. If it was anyone else perhaps I would, but Sjana got admitted to a psychiatric ward at 16 after trying to kill herself; I think she has every right to be overwhelmingly and, at times, painfully grateful.
I just went back through her insta to try and pinpoint why I found her obnoxious*—I think it’s not her personality but the lack thereof (not that she lacks a personality, just that she doesn’t share it). What I mean is, all her content is just smiley body pics generally accompanied by some sort of inspirational quote, so it’s hard to know who she is at all. Although I didn’t know about her depression/suicide attempt so that totally does change my perspective and perhaps explain her reticence, or anxiety, to share more of herself.

*although clearly not enough to unfollow because her figure, and yoga skills, are amazing.

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And adding mollykatgay, model and Barry’s instructor. She’s definitely more to the fit side of the spectrum than skinny, but still might be of interest.

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Throwing Kirsty Godso’s name out here even though she’s more on the fitspo side. Her HIIT workouts (and classes) are no joke!!!
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The thing that has most improved my waist wasn’t actually doing like a million crunches a day or anything, but focusing on lowering my body fat percentage so that the muscles that I did have became more pronounced. Fasted HIIT worked for me, as well as weightlifting—even movements that don’t seem core specific help as they necessitate bracing your core while moving the weights around.

I’m sure @salander or @aquamarinist (plz return) would be more knowledgeable resources though!
I’m always happy to help with workout info, for anyone here. 😊 @FailedSupermodel, hit me up anytime!
 
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Jeez I was just looking up her workouts... She deserves to be crowned Burpee Queen :bow: True she isn't super skinny, but this is one of those cases that are so admirable regardless, I find it equally motivating. Thanks for the tip!

Her legs are to die for, despite not being the skinniest:
 
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True she isn't super skinny
I think she’s gained a tiny bit recently too, since I remember her being skinnier a few years ago. I’m sympathetic though as we both carry weight in the same places (puffy face and upper arms.)
 
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Thought of another one - Gabrielle Daleman! She’s a figure skater, so she’s a bit more muscular in the legs than some of you may go for, but she has an amazing upper body and I find her training inspiring.



 
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