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Toned thighs are a few moves away with these amazing thigh exercises

Toned thighs are a few moves away with these amazing thigh exercises

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 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 thigh exercises to tone up your thighs like a boss!

1. Do The Squats

It’s one of the oldest and most helpful body building exercises in the fitness dictionary! This thigh exercise will develop lean muscle and tone up your inner thighs. If you want to perfect this body building move, you will have to learn to from scratch. Here’s how to do squats to tone your thighs

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. Learn how to tone thighs with the 90 Degree Lift

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

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. The Heaven & Earth Exercise for sculpted toned thighs

This exercise is a short one, but it’s the effort you will put into it that counts. Unlike most body building 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 this thigh exercise 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

This thigh exercise is like skating, but not literally. This body building move 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 this 3 in 1 best thigh exercise-

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

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

A simple and efficient answer to how to get toned thighs. This particular body building move stresses on your legs muscles, slowly improves its flexibility and aids its build up. Here’s what you need to do in this body building move-

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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Published on Jan 7, 2015
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