Add this thinner thigh workout to your routine today!
The key to losing weight is incorporating cardiovascular exercise and muscle building moves. Cardio gets your heart rate up, burning a large amount of calories in a short period of time. Muscle building is also incredibly beneficial for weight loss. Many women assume that gaining muscle will make them look bulky. This isn’t true! Unless you’re using bodybuilding methods of bulking, chances are you’ll gain lean muscle. And lean muscle can actually help you lose weight!
Your body uses more calories maintaining muscle than fatty tissue. When you gain muscle, you raise the amount of calories you burn at rest.
For this quick thinner thigh workout, we’ve combined the principles of cardio and muscle building. The workout consists of five moves you perform for one minute each with no break in between. In order to get visible results, work as hard as you can for these five minutes. Then rest and repeat.
What You’ll Need: a step, a timer or watch, and a gym mat to lay on the floor
What to Do: Perform each exercise for 1 minute with no rest in between. Once you’ve completed all exercises in order, rest for 60 to 90 seconds and repeat.
Beginner: 3 rounds
Intermediate: 4 rounds
Advanced: 5 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.
1. Single Leg Push Off (with alternating legs)
2. Walking Lunges
3. Jumping Jacks
4. Fire Hydrant Kick (on right leg)
5. Fire Hydrant Kick (on left leg)
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