Fat can accumulate in various parts of body such as thighs, arms, and abdomen and so on due to bad food habits, lack of activity, or hormonal issues. The thighs are one of those areas where fat accumulates and persists. Though liposuction can provide the solution, it is recommended only if diet and exercise fail to provide the desired outcomes. So, if you want slimmer thighs, first try a proper thigh workout and make sure it’s one that will work effectively for thigh muscles.
A prevention.com article recommends an ultimate thigh workout plan that can strengthen and define every part of the lower body, leaving no muscle untouched. Some of these exercises use your bodyweight for resistance. However, as you gain strength and develop more muscles, it’s important to add resistance so that your muscles become larger. In addition to basic exercises to tone the thighs such as squats, lunges, and calf raises, try these eight moves to achieve stronger, slimmer legs. Make sure you perform two sets of 10 to 12 repeats for each exercise, resting for one minute between sets.
- Active Warrior II: Start this workout in a low Warrior II position with one arm reaching out in front of you, and the other behind you. Your feet should be about 4 feet apart with your front leg bent at 90 degrees, your back leg straight and back foot angled. From this position, drive into the heel of the front foot, pressing your body up and straightening the front leg. Lower back down to the position, where the front thigh parallel to the floor, to complete one repetition and continue on both sides for 20 reps.
- Side Leap: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your knees and toes slightly turned out. Make sure that your body lowered down slightly in a shallow squat. Now, take a very large leap to your right side landing on your right foot, allowing the left foot to tap the floor for balance. Immediately leap toward the left side in the same way. Repeat in the alternate direction, loading every leg muscle, working the core and using your arm muscles for serious athletic tone.
- The Flamingo Balance: This exercise is a full lower body workout that utilizes many muscle groups. Start by holding a dumbbell in your right hand and stand with your left hand on your hip. Lean forward slightly, lifting your left foot behind you to about hip height. At the same, bring your right arm forward. Turn your palm to face the ceiling and do a biceps curl. Touch your toes back down briefly, and be sure to keep your left leg straight while bending your right knee. Switch sides and repeat this workout for 12 reps.
- Criss Cross Power Jacks: One of the greatest way to start your inner thigh workout regimen. Stand straight with your legs a little wider than shoulder-width apart, shoulders relaxed, core engaged, and knees bent a little. Jump, cross your legs and land softly on the ground. Jump again and open your legs and land softly on your feet with your legs a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Do this workout 3 set of 30 reps.
- Bench Step-Up: This workout indulges weights where the move start by holding dumbbells at your sides, step up onto a sturdy bench with your right leg. Press into your right heel as you step up fully onto the bench with your left leg trailing behind. Then step back off the bench. Repeat all reps on the right leg before switching to the left.
- Sweeping Mountain Climbers: this workout being a variation of the mountain climber suit the purpose of working out the inner thighs. Start by assuming a plank position, keep the core engaged, and put two folded towels underneath your toes. Without lifting your foot off the floor, sweep the right foot and bring it close to your chest and sweep it back to the starting position. Sweep the left foot and bring it close to your chest and sweep it back to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps.
- Frog Jump: A fun and effective workout for your inner thighs. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing out, and shoulders pinched back. Push your buttocks out and lower your body until you can touch the floor with your palms. Once you have touched the floor, jump up and land softly on the floor in a partial squat pose.
- Sprint Intervals: This workout is a type of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that helps builds endurance, increase your anaerobic threshold and burn more calories and fat both during and after your workout. Start this workout by walking for 5 minutes to warm up on a treadmill or outdoors and then run as fast as you can for 2 minutes. Return to walking for 2 minutes and repeat this cycle 8 times.