Thighs are one of those areas of the body that we complain about the most, but there’s a way to not only love your thighs but tone, tighten and shape them too. It all starts with a solid exercise plan. In addition to the video above, here are four other exercises to help you have your best-looking thighs…ever.
1. CHAIR SQUAT
This is a perfect move for beginners, and we’re betting you’re sitting on the only equipment you need as you read this. Hint: If you have a chair (and your glutes), you’re good to go.
How to do it: Begin standing with your back to a chair, feet hip-width apart. While keeping your weight centered on your heels, draw in your abs and hinge forward at the hips slowly lowering your butt toward the chair. Pause right before you would sit down and return to standing while keeping the core engaged.
Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps.
2. SWING LEG
This move is a great warm-up because it activates your core and stabilizes muscles in addition to targeting those inner thighs.
How to do it: Stand on your left leg with your hands clasped behind your head. Bend your right knee and swing your leg up and across your body, right foot flexed. Without putting your right foot down on the floor, sweep your right leg out to the right side. Repeat 10 times back and forth with the right leg, and then 10 times with the left.
Form tip: Brace your abs during the entire movement to help keep your balance.
3. SIDE LUNGES
Side lunges are great for toning the inner and outer thigh region. The extra cross-over in this move works your inner thighs even more and adds a balance challenge for the core.
How to do it: Stand with your feet together, hands on your hips. Take a wide step out to your left side and lower into a lunge, bending your left knee and pushing your hips behind you.
Push through your left heel and stand back up, crossing your left leg in your front of your body without