5 Best Moves To Get Leaner Thighs

For that lean, long look!

Getting leaner thighs is about more than just squatting heavy weights. Squats, lunges, and deadlifts are all great for the thighs, but in order to get that long and lean look, you should also use moves that tone the thigh without bulking it up. This is why we recommend these 5 moves to get leaner thighs.

The moves we’ve chosen are bodyweight exercises, which will target the hamstrings and quads without bulking. We’ve also incorporated some explosive plyometric moves. These moves double as cardio, helping to reduce thigh jiggle while building muscle.

You can follow the workout below, or you can incorporate these five moves into your own routine. To get the most out of these exercises, work to complete the moves as quickly as possible while maintaining proper form.

What You’ll Need: a timer (your phone’s timer should work for this workout), and a mat or towel to lay on the floor

What to Do:
Complete all the exercises, resting 30 seconds in between each move. Rest and repeat.

Beginners: 2 rounds
Intermediate: 3 rounds
Advanced: 4 rounds

Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.

25 Side Leg Raises (each side)
15 Squat Jumps
15 Single-leg Deadlifts
40 Skaters
25 Sumo Squats

Side Leg Raises

Squat Jumps

Single-Leg Deadlifts


Sumo Squats

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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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