6 Thigh workout moves for a stronger lower body

6 Thigh workout moves for a stronger lower body

If you dream of having slim, trim thighs, you are not alone! You can achieve your goals, and you can do it. However, there are specific exercises that you can do to strengthen and tone your legs, which will eventually lead to a slimmer and slimmer lower body.

With these exercises for slimming your thighs, you will work every angle of your lower body to create super strong legs – and all you need is your body weight.

1. LUNGES

Lunges are unique in that they work all leg muscles, helping you achieve a slimmer legs. Starting position is standing upright with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms along your torso. Perform lunge first with the right leg. It is important to pay attention to the position of the legs – the angle between the thigh and the shin should be 90 degrees. The same applies to the left leg. After doing the lunge, return to the starting position and perform the lunge with the second leg. Repeat this exercise at least 15 times for each leg.

2. ONE-LEG SQUAT

A great exercise for slender legs and buttocks. The fact that we do it on one leg, will help to increase the power load on the leg muscles. Starting position – standing with the emphasis on the left leg, the right leg should be slightly lifted up, arms stretched out in front of you. Now squat, bending the left leg at the knee. The right leg should remain straight. In this exercise it is very important to maintain balance, so it is important to squat smoothly. If you have difficulty squatting in balance yet, put something nearby that can serve as your support. Return to the starting position after doing the squat.  Repeat this exercise 8 times for each leg. Perform a total of 2 sets, and shake your legs in between, which will help relieve them of tension.

3. LIFTING

This is an exercise that track and field athletes like to perform before competitions. It helps to warm up all muscles at the same time and tone them. Starting position is as wide as possible, with arms bent and hands in front of you. First, lean to the right, so that the left leg is bent at right angles to the knee. Keep the left leg straight, with the pelvis as far away as possible. Hold this position for a few seconds, then return to the starting position. Do the same for the left leg. Repeat for each side 15 times.

4. SQUATS

Classic squats are a great exercise for slender legs.  They help to work the basic framework of their muscles, responsible for slimness. Starting position – standing up straight, feet slightly wider than shoulders, feet turned toe side to side, bend your arms in front of you. Slowly squat, trying to keep your body as straight as possible. Try not to sit down too deeply, but until the upper and lower legs make a right angle. Hold for a few seconds at the bottom point, then rise up. Repeat this exercise at least 12 times.

5. REVERSE PLANK

The exercise involves the main muscles of the legs, which explains its effectiveness. Starting position is lying on the floor, put your legs on a fitness ball (you can put it on a chair or a sofa). Arms are straight at your sides. Raise the body so that it forms an elongated bar. Now start alternately bending one and the other leg in the knee. Rest your supporting leg on the surface you are using as much as possible. Repeat the exercise 15 times to each side.

6. LEG RAISE

This exercise works the thighs, buttocks, and calves. Starting position is lying on your back with straight arms at your sides. Bend the right leg at the knee so that it is stubborn, hold the left leg straight and lift it up, keep the pelvis off the floor. Push it upwards as much as possible, so that your chest, stomach and your raised left leg form a straight line. Linger in this position, tensing your gluteal muscles as much as possible. Then return to the starting position. Perform 15 repetitions for each leg.

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