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Exercises for Your Thighs

For many people the thighs are one the hardest areas to lose weight from and to tone. If you would like to strengthen and tone your thigh muscles, here a few simple exercises that will help to get your thighs into shape. In order to lose weight in the thigh area it is necessary to adhere to a strict exercise and diet routine. These exercises should be performed at least once a day in addition to a fitness and exercise program.

Walk Away Your Thighs

Walking will help you to lose weight, burn extra calories, and slim down your thighs. Unlike running, or jogging, walking will not buff up your thigh muscles. You can have sleek, tone, thighs without the extra muscle mass. Try to walk at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Tone Up Your Outer Thighs

Lay on the floor on a comfortable matt in the fetal position. Keeping your outside leg bent, and without moving the rest of your body, lift your leg up and hold the position for 5 seconds. Slowly lower your leg back down and repeat at least 10 times. It is important not to move any other body part during this exercise, only lift your leg and keep your leg at an angle. Switch to the other side and repeat the same repetition. You will definitely feel the burn from this exercise along the outside of your upper thigh.


 



Tone the Inside of Your Thighs

Sit on a comfortable matt on the floor with your legs together and straight in front of you. Keep your back straight and your arms at your side. Slowly lift your left leg up, keep it straight, and hold the position for as long as you can before gently lowering it back down. Repeat as many times as you can and then switch to the right leg. Then, starting again with your left leg, and maintaining good posture, lift your left leg just a few inches off the floor and move the leg to the left approximately 5 inches. Keep moving your left leg back and forth, do not lower it back to the ground, and keep your leg straight. Repeat as many times as you can and then switch to the right leg.

Tone the Back of Your Thighs

Move to a position in which you are on your hands and knees. Keep your back straight, and do not let your back bow up or down. Keep your head straight. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly extend your left leg out and then raise and lower your leg at least 10 times, and then switch to your right leg. It is important to lift your leg up as high as it can go, and to do this exercise slowly.