The best thigh exercises for slimmer legs
Get Skinny Thighs: The Best Thigh Exercises For Women
It’s surprising, but true, thigh toning thigh exercises can be done at home, without equipment and results can be seen in 4-6 weeks.
Below are some of the most effective thigh exercises for sculpting your legs, including most especially your thighs and buttocks. Do take note that these exercises won’t give you the gams of the leggiest supermodel there is, but they can help you improve what your parents gave you. With patience and determination, you’ll own a pair of legs that you can proudly flaunt.
7 Most Effective Exercises for Slim Legs and a Tight Butt
Lie on the floor on your back. Bend your legs at a 90-degree angle and plant your feet on the ground. Try to raise your hips to the ceiling until your upper body and thighs make a straight line. Hold this pose for about 2 to 3 seconds then slowly go back to the starting position. This exercise is good for the thighs and most especially your bum.
Stand up straight with your legs apart, just a tad more than shoulder-width. Check that both your feet are pointed outwards at a 45-degree angle. Now gently assume a sitting position until your thighs are parallel to the floor. As you bend, you are sure to feel those hamstrings and butt muscles of yours tighten — a sign that this exercise really works!
Tired of doing lunges? Give this traditional leg workout a little twist by doing it in reverse. Rather than lunging forwards, take a step backwards then lunge down until you are almost kneeling. Go back to the starting position and take a step backward using your other leg this time. Reverse lunges target all of your leg muscles.
Walk on Toes
Reach for a pair of light dumbbells and hold them at your sides. Lift your heels off the floor and walk on your toes in a straight line or in a circle for about a minute. This particular exercise targets those calf and thigh muscles. Makes your butt muscles firm too!
Russian Leg Curls
This particular thigh exercise is best done on a slippery floor, preferably with your socks on — you’ll see why. To get started, lie down on your back. Position your arms on each side of your body, palms facing down. An easy way to do this is to perform them on a smooth wooden floor with socks on or using a sliding pads. Slowly lift your hips up while sliding both your feet closer to your buttocks. Slide back to starting position then repeat.This is one of the best hamstring exercises there is.
Stand up straight with your legs just slightly apart. Hold a light dumbbell or kettlebell with your left hand and place your other hand on your waist. Lean forward while lowering the weights to the floor and extending your right leg behind you. Repeat using the other hand to hold the dumbbell or kettlebell and extend the other leg.
There are many squat exercises and the goblet squats is one of the best. Get started by having both of your hands cup the head of a light dumbbell right next to your chest. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Bend on your knees and lower your buttocks until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
Exercises are no good unless you know how to combine them into a complete workout so here is a sample routine to get you started.
Use this sequence of exercises on days when training lower body or as part of a full body. Run through the sequence in order, rest and then repeat 2-3 times. Rest 30 seconds between exercises.
Exercise selection is based on alternating exercises that emphasise front and back leg muscles. Thigh exercises must be repeted as:
- Squats – 20-30 reps
- Glute Bridges – 10-20 reps
- Bulgarian Split Squats – 10-20 reps
- Reverse Lunges – 20 reps
At the end of the workout do as many Kettlebell Swings as you can.