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Which exercises are best for my thighs?
When you look at your legs, do the words “thunder thighs” come to mind? You're not alone! Many women store fat in their butt and thigh areas. Here are some thigh exercises that will get your legs looking toned and trim:
- Wall squats are one of the best thigh-toning exercises. Stand against a wall with your feet shoulder length apart. Keep your back flat against the wall and slide to a sitting position with your weight evenly distributed on each leg. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds and slide to a standing position. Do two sets of 12 to 15 reps.
- Lunges are a great thigh exercise that works almost every muscle in your thighs. Stand with your legs shoulder width apart and arms at your side. Take a big step forward with one foot, lowering your bodyweight onto the outstretched foot until your thigh is parallel to the ground and your back leg is at a 90 degree angle. Return to the standing position. If you would like to add resistance, try the same moves with weights in each hand.
- To firm up your inner thighs, lie on your left side on the floor with your head resting on a pillow or towel. Bend your right leg in front of you and rest it on the floor. Extend your left leg until it is straight and lift it about six inches off the floor. Hold it for three seconds and then lower your leg to floor. Do two sets of 10 reps on each leg.
- The ball squeeze is another thigh slimming exercise. Lie on your side with a large exercise ball between your calves. Squeeze your legs together, hold in your abs and lift the ball in the air. Hold and repeat 10 times before switching sides.
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