4 Ways To Tone Your Thighs
We explore four fun ways to tone your thighs for optimal results.
As you may know trying to tone your thighs can be a very difficult process. It can sometimes seem that no matter what you do, these muscles don't want to cooperate. In order to ensure optimal results, be sure to do a combination of exercises that target these muscles, including leg lifts, squats and leg extensions.
Leg Lifts are a great exercise that can be done with little difficulty and is extremely effective as toning and shaping your thighs. To perform this exercise properly, start by laying down on your right side on a yoga or exercise mat. Rest your right elbow on the ground, with your hand resting in your hand. Take a few deep breaths. As you exhale your breath, use the muscles in your thighs to kick your right leg up towards the sky as high as possible. As you inhale your breath, slowly lower it back down to the starting position. Perform ten repetitions of the exercise, and take a short break. Do two sets of the exercise with each leg in order to ensure optimal
Squats are one of the best exercises that can be used to tone your thighs. To perform a squat, start by standing with your back flat against a wall and your feet slightly in front of the wall and one foot apart. Take a deep breath, and as you inhale your breath, lower your rear end towards the ground. As your knees approach a 90 degree angle, exhale your breath, and push yourself back up to your starting position. Do ten repetitions of the squat, rest, and do another set of ten squats for best results.
Leg Extensions are another strength training exercise that can be used to tone the thigh muscles. To perform this exercise, start by laying on your stomach on an exercise or yoga mat. Make sure that your legs are fully extended behind your body. Rest your arms by your sides, or extended out and away from your body. Take a deep breath. As you exhale your breath, use the muscles in your thighs to extend your legs up towards the sky. Inhale your breath, and slowly lower your legs back to the floor. As with the other exercises described above, perform two sets of ten repetitions of the exercise in order to ensure optimal results.
Walking has been found to be a great form of cardiovascular exercise that can be effective at toning the thighs for those who are not interested in performing strength training exercises. When starting a walking program, be sure to start slowly and gradually work your way up. Start walking for 10 minute increments, and gradually add five minutes each session as the original time becomes easier.