Whether you are a male or female, thigh fat is not something you want to look at every day. Although it can be tricky to get rid of, it is possible if you put in the time to tone your thighs. We aren’t sure about the guys out there, but no girl ever wants to be known as thunder thighs. What better time to start getting into shape than the New Year?
The coolest part about the exercises in this article is that you can easily do them in your house or backyard. Did we mention that these exercises actually work? Take 5 minutes of your day to do this circuit and you’ll start toning your legs. Once you feel comfortable with what we have detailed here.
#1: Gate Swing with Cross
To start, feet should be shoulder width apart, toes pointed to the side. Do the squat by jumping on the feet, crossing your legs in the middle, and then landing back in the squat. Do as many as you can in 30 seconds.
#2: Side Lunges
Wow, do we love side lunges. These really help you tone your butt and inner thighs. Start with your feet together and take a wide step to your right, planting your right foot and squatting with your right leg. Keep your left leg straight. Jump up and squat repeat on the left side. Keep going for 30 seconds.
#3: Cross Jacks
Similar to jumping jacks, cross jacks get the whole body engaged and really focus on using the inner thigh muscles. Start in a wide stance and jump to cross the right leg over your left. Simultaneously cross your right arm over your left and then extend out to the side. Repeat, but cross your left over right this time. Do these for 30 seconds.
#4: Plié Squat With Overhead Extension
You need a dumbbell for this exercise. We recommend using a 12lb weight to start. Take a wide stance and angle your toes a little out to the side. Hold the weight with both hands above your head and squat down, bringing the weight down behind your head. Make sure to keep your elbows in the same position. As you stand up, extend your arms up with the weight. Do these for 30 seconds.
#5: Side Step Squat
This is kind of similar to the side lunges, except you don’t step as far out and you squat as you step. Start with your feet together and step to the right into a squat. Then step back to center and step into a squat to the left. Do these for 30 seconds.
#6: Scissor Kicks
This one is the final exercise of the series. Lie on your back on a yoga mat and place your arms by your side. Lift your legs up at a 45-degree angle and begin crossing your legs, alternating from right over left to left over right. Do this for one minute.
Do this workout once a day and you will start to shape those thighs. Thanks for reading and let us know how this workout is going for you in the comments.