It’s beach time in Houston, TX. Don’t miss all the summer fun because you’re ashamed of your thighs. Whether they’re too large and flabby, or mushy and filled with cellulite, you can change their appearance. You can tone your thighs and improve other features like your bottom and calves. Even your ankles can make a difference in how attractive your legs are. Many of the exercises improve the entire leg’s appearance.
Work the entire thigh, front, back, and sides.
Leg circles are simple to explain but not easy to do. Lay on your back with your legs outstretched. Lift one leg and point your toe toward the ceiling. Then start creating a large circle with your leg by rotating the leg outward and drawing a large circle in the air. Move your entire leg, keeping your hips still in the process. Draw several large circles clockwise, then do the same number counterclockwise. Lower your leg and lift the other to do the same.
You can’t eliminate cellulite, but you can make it less noticeable with exercise and diet.
Coffee and other foods can aid in creating cellulite, so changing your diet plays a role. Several exercises can help tone the muscles, which hides much of the cottage cheese appearance. Doing squats, particularly goblet squats, can work the inner thighs. Goblet squats start with the feet placed wider than traditional ones and as you bend, your knees turn outward. Side lunges are another exercise that builds muscles and tones the thighs. Make the lunges more effective by holding weights in each hand.
An inner thigh lift tightens the entire thigh.
You can modify all the exercises to work your inner thigh on different planes. Stand on one leg, with the other pointing forward and laying slightly on its outer side. Lift your leg upward slowly about a foot and bring it back down, lightly tapping your toes on the ground. Immediately lift it again and repeat the process 10 to 15 times, then switch legs. You can modify this exercise by laying on your side and lifting the leg on top, then lowering it, tapping your toes on the ground, and lifting again.
- Side lunges and traditional forward lunges are great for toning the thighs. You can do a reverse lunge, where you step backward, or a curtsey lunge that’s similar to a reverse lunge, but the leg behind goes further to the outside of the leg in front.
- Step-ups are great for toning thighs. If you don’t have a sturdy bench, exercise step, or chair to use, use the real deal and do a flight of steps. Instead of taking the elevator, take the steps. You’ll burn calories and tone your thighs.
- Get toned thighs that rival a ballerina’s by doing plies. You can use the ballet plie exercise or go for the gold and learn all the plie positions.
- Build a bridge to better legs, a tight booty, and rock-solid core muscles using a bridge exercise. Lay on your back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Lift your bottom until your body forms a straight line from your knees to your head.
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