6 Best Exercises to Tone Your Thighs




Thighs are one of the core energy suppliers of the body. Most of the body parts support rely on the strength that comes from the thighs. However, thighs need to be maintained effectively so that they have enough strength to do all this work. They definitely need to be toned in order to acquire this strength and shape. Surprisingly, the number of people attending physical exercises is very low maybe because of the working conditions that limit time or even the acquisition of practice equipment.

Only about 17% of the total UK population are registered members of a fitness centre. In the US, very few individuals find time to go for physical exercises. However, the number can be increased if people can adapt simple workouts. This article looks into six best exercises to tone your thighs.

1. Squats

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How to do:

  • Drop your body down to a squat position with the knees pointing up and forward.
  • Place the feet apart assuming the shoulder width and maintain the hands on the upper side of the body.
  • Engage the abdomen and begin jumping slowly then increase the pace.

How it Helps: The contractions tighten the thigh and legs muscles, therefore, increasing their strength.

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2. Lunges

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How to do:

  • Kneel with the right knee touching the ground and the left knee lunged forward.
  • Raise the right knee slightly and place your hands over the head. Lunge forward using the left foot but do not move the legs from their position.

How it Benefits: Tones the thighs. Strengthens the core.

[ Read: Exercises to Tone Your Arms ]




3. Leg lifts

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How to do:

  • Lie horizontally on the ground with the back on the floor. Stretch out your hands and start lifting the legs upwards while keeping the butts down.
  • Move them up and down severally while holding the breath.

How it Benefits: It stretches the thighs muscles while toning them.

[ Read: Best Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat ]




4. Plie:

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How to do:

  • Get on the squat position and spread the legs body wise.
  • Straighten the arms horizontally and away from the body and engage the core to begin moving up slowly while stopping after every slight move.
  • Then begin moving down slowly and you feel thighs muscles itching.

How it Benefits: Stretches the tendons and muscles, therefore, making them soft.

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5. Scissor kicks

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How to do:

  • Lie flat on a soft level surface and place the palms under the butts.
  • Lift both legs upwards and maintain them at 45�. Begin by moving the left foot up and the right one down.
  • Alternate them for some time before falling back.

How it Benefits: Builds the strength of the lower abs, hamstring and the adductors.

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6. Sidekicks Exercise

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How to do:

  • Stand upright and place the hands over the chest.
  • Lift the right leg and provide balance for the body using the left leg and the core on the side.
  • Push the lifted leg upwards and then downwards without touching the ground floor severally before turning to the other leg.

How it Benefits:

• It builds the core energy by challenging the abdominal muscles.
• Tones the legs and hips.

Trying out different techniques for toning the thighs is not wrong since it brings the ultimate solutions. You can always find time to do one or two of the above exercises regardless of how engaged you are. Try the above exercises and get your thighs toned naturally.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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