I have huge calves...and I want them to be thinner. It is really a problem..I can't wear knee high anything...and I can't fit many jeans without the extra spandex. They literally can't pass my calves. I wear a lot of leggings and etc because I have so much leg muscle. And exercise burns fat...and doesn't remove muscle...
Ok, this made me laugh at first but here it is. When you exercise (cardio) you burn calories, not fat. As long as you are burning more calories then you take in everyday you will lose weight and if you would like to trim down, that's what you have to do. I would not advise you to do any weight bearing or resistance training with free weights or machines. Just do cardio and watch what you eat. Muscle begins to atrophy (decrease or shrink) after about 14 days. But if that is the way your leg muscles are shaped genetically, there is not much you can do. I am a grad student in Exercise Science, so I am giving you factual information. I can take it or leave it, but good luck. = )
Eating less calories then you burn... For example fasting. One day fasting first hits your muscles for glycogen to replace sugars, then as the day rolls on it goes after muscle tissue for amino acids... Fastings other name is starving. =P
losing weight,just like with losing fat,except you should focus mostly on low impact cardio. basically-not eating. anorexics get a burning sensation in their legs after a long time of fasting cause they lose muscle-but it's painful and requires starving,i wouldn't recommend it.
My calves are fat. I'm just accepting it. I exercise regularly and I'm at a healthy weight, but the fat likes to stay in my calves. I would have preferred it in my breasts, but that's not how it is. Lol.
I think you have to accept it, or see a specialist because regular exercises probably won't do anything. Well, you've figured that out for yourself. And if you figure out how to get skinny chic calves, don't tell me, because I need to accept this...and I might be tempted.