Are you struggling to fit in those old jeans? Well, you’re not alone. Our bodies can frequently change due to stress, poor nutrition habits, or not finding time to consistently workout. Plus, sometimes we notice our thighs growing when beginning lower body workouts. If that’s not your goal, it’s important to include workouts that help keep thighs toned and shapely. With the right mix of exercises, slimming and strengthening your thighs can be as simple as six quick moves. With a balance of cardio—to burn fat—and resistance training—to tone muscle— these six simple moves will target the inner, outer, front, and back of your thighs. Now you can slim and tone your thighs with 6 effective moves, no matter how busy you are.
Tip: Exercise alone is never enough. Eating clean and healthy should always be part of any body transformation. Visit the Weight Loss Tips section to find all the healthy eating tips you’ll need to get and keep the results you desire.
What You’ll Need: yoga mat or soft surface; an interval timer (free interval apps are available on your phone), and a set of medium weight dumbbells (8 to 15 pound set).
What to Do:
Beginner Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with no rest in between; complete three circuits, resting 1 minute after each. Perform three times a week on non-consecutive days.
Intermediate Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with 10 seconds rest in between each exercise; complete three circuits, resting 1 minute after each. Perform three times a week on non-consecutive days.
Advanced Workout: Perform each exercise for 1 minute with 10 seconds rest in between. Complete three circuits, resting 30 seconds after each circuit. Perform three times a week on non-consecutive days
1. Walking Dumbbell Lunge (If you’re limited on space for a 30+ second walk, perform for 15 seconds and turn around until you complete your level’s suggested time.)
2. Mountain Climbers
3. Side Lunge to Curtsy (Perform on each leg before moving on)
4. 4-Squat Flip
5. Side Lying Leg Raise (Perform on each leg before moving on)
6. Split Squat w/ Side Leg Raise (Perform on each leg before moving on. You can hold a single weight with both hands to make this more challenging and get better results.)
Walking Dumbbell Lunge
Side Lunge to Curtsy
Side Lying Leg Raise
Squat w/ Side Leg Raise
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