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#LeggyLass: 6 Simple Exercises to Tone Up Your Thighs!

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Are flabby thighs making you rethink slipping on an LBD with a pair of sexy tights this winter? Well, ladies, we feel your pain. And help is on its way! Before we begin, however, we must warn you: toning up your thighs requires a whole lotta hard work and determination. But if you can keep up with the pace, you’ll be on the road to achieving those oh-so-desirable sculpted thighs very, very soon. Here’s a list of 6 exercises to tone up your thighs like a boss!



1. Do The Squats



It’s one of the oldest and most helpful exercises in the fitness dictionary! This workout drill helps develop lean muscle and tones up your inner thighs. If you want to perfect this skill, you will have to learn to from scratch. Here’s what you gotta do!


Step 1 - Keeping your feet apart, slowly bend your knees at a 90-degree angle.


Step 2 - While doing this, press your lower back and shoulder blades against the wall.


Step 3 - Stay in that position for a whole minute.


Step 4 - After you’ve done that, take a 30 second break. Then repeat.


Step 5 - To get immediate results, repeat the exercise 8-10 times.



2. Try The 90 Degree Lift



To do this exercise, you will need external support like a yoga mat, dumbbell or a chair. This exercise will not only help you tone your inner thighs, but it will also help sculpt your butt derrière. Here’s how to nail it-


Step 1 - Keep your feet apart (Shoulder-width to be precise), and hold one end of the rolling mat/chair with both your hands.


Step 2 - Slightly bending your knees, hinge forward from your hips.


Step 3 - Lift one leg and make sure it’s parallel to the floor.


Step 4 - Once your done with one leg, lift the other one keeping your hands locked to the support (mat/chair)


Step 5 - Do this exercise twice a day.



3. Go For The Heaven & Earth Exercise



This exercise is a short one, but it’s the effort you will put into it that counts. Unlike most exercises, this one requires you stay in a constant position. You can also use an object to aid you in this process (Towel, yoga mat, dumbbell, pillow) Here’s how to get it right!


Step 1 - Stand with your feet together, hold the object with both hands and maintain a curled up position.


Step 2 - Maintaining the squat position, slowly rise and raise your upper body and your hands raising the object/in the air.


Step 3 - Come back to the curled position tucking your chin and elbows below.


Step 4 - Do at least 10 of this every day.



4. The Slimming Skaters Exercise



It’s like skating, but not literally. This exercise type will help tone and sculpt your inner thigh muscles at the same time. If you keep at it, it might just help you get rid of tummy fat (Isn’t that a bonus?) Here’s how to become a pro at it.


Step 1 - Feet together, toes pointing forward, and arms by your side with your head and neck straight ahead.


Step 2 -  After you’ve done that, take a wide ‘skate’ step with your left foot to the left side, or which ever leg is convenient.


Step 3 - Drag your right foot towards it.


Step 4 - Then, bring your left elbow forward as if you were skating.


Step 5 - Change directions and repeat the movement on the opposite side.


Step 6 - Repeat as many times as you can, and keep alternating from left to right.


Step 7 - Do this for an entire minute



5. The Side-to-Side Plies



Depending on your body weight, this exercise might hurt a little. If you can manage to this exercise on a daily basis, you’re on the right track! It will keep your inner thighs fit and toned to perfection. Here’s what to do -


Step 1 - As low as you can, bend your knees and hips towards the ground.


Step 2 - Keep your back straight and knees pointing over your toes.


Step 3 - Dip down into a plie position and hold it for 30 secs.


Step 4 - Then, slowly lift your body up to its initial position.


Step 5 - Do this exercise for 8 mins and you’re sorted for the day.



6. The Frog Position



It’s simple and efficient. It stresses on your legs muscles, slowly improves its flexibility and aids its build up. Here’s what you need to do.


Step 1 - Keeping a yoga mat below, gently lie on it.


Step 2 - Then, slowly bend your knees in towards your chest, drawing your abs in.


Step 3 - Flex your knees and gently push your knees out the sides.


Step 4 - Press your legs out and make sure that they’re in a 45 degree angle.


Step 5 - Come back to your initial position.


Step 6 - Repeat for 8-10 minutes.


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