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Kickstarter Barbell Denim features Anti-Thigh-Gap Jeans for athletic people who don't have dat gap.


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Be proud of our strong, meaty thighs!

You know how we feel about the "thigh-gap" trend. (Spoiler alert: not good. While one body type definitely isn't "better" than any other—so of course there's nothing wrong with naturally having a thigh gap—going to extreme measures to try to create space where you don't have any just isn't healthy.)

A new Kickstarter campaign apparently feels the same way: The idea behind Barbell Denim is that it will be "designed for athletes…made to fit comfortably over muscular legs by accommodating your quads and butt without forcing you to buy larger sizes for the small waist you work so hard for," according to its Kickstarter page. "These are the anti-thigh gap jeans," Barbell Denim co-founder Hunter Molzen told ABC News. "Athletes work hard for their strong, meaty thighs, and they should be proud of them. It's how human beings were built to function."

MORE: More Proof That the "Thigh-Gap" Trend Is Ridiculous

The jeans will come in women's and men's sizes and will be made with a flexible denim fabric and "high tensile-strength stitching" so that you can move around comfortably in them, per the Kickstarter page. 

They're not available yet, but get this: Barbell Apparel named a $15,000 goal when they created the campaign, but backers have already pledged $358,673 (at the time of publication), with 30 more days to go.

Learn more about Barbell Denim

And while you're at it, tell us: What do you think of jeans made especially for athletic bodies? Would you buy them?

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Women's Health writes:

Are you as annoyed as we are by the recent obsession with “thigh gaps,” or having space between your legs like runway models? Then get ready to laugh at this hilarious parody video by vlogger Taylor Adele Smith.

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Smith offers five foolproof ways to fake a thigh gap—including holding a soccer ball between your legs or even having your right thigh issue a restraining order against your left thigh. And while it’s meant to poke fun at this strange body obsession, it’s also kind of true: You just can’t get a thigh gap through healthy diet and exercise. Experts say it’s largely genetic and definitely not the norm.

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So unless you’re down to “crab-walk it out” per Smith’s suggestion, you can forget about scoring the “perfect thigh gap.” Instead, try these workouts for a strong, toned lower body.

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