Shapely, toned and feminine legs are features that every woman strives for with a passion. No wonder, then, that thigh shaping forms a major agenda on a woman’s fitness regime. But, one simply can’t deny how much it adds to a woman’s appearance to have shaped and fit lower body, of the right proportion.
The good news is that, exercises for toning the thighs can be easily and conveniently done at home without having to spend thousands on fitness equipment and require large space for storing them either. Think about this, your legs are the largest muscles in your body so when you work the largest muscles in your body it drastically affect your overall appearance in a positive way; plus it does more than just make your look more appealing physically, it kicks your metabolism into high gear for major fat burning and muscle building which makes your body even more beautiful in appearance. Building strong, firm legs feeds off itself and improves other body parts all at the same time when regular leg exercises are performed.
If you can perform the right hip and thigh toning exercises rightly, you can see the results in just a few weeks, without those complicated toning gadgets to aid you. Remember, simple yet effective thigh exercises coupled with a well balanced and healthy diet can do wonders and fetch you the desired results fairly quickly. Also, it would greatly help to couple aerobics with the thigh exercises; this way you exercise your whole body equally to get the most effective results.
Given below is the effective thigh toning exercises exclusively for women –
The following exercises will include both inner as well as rear thigh exercises. For starters, you can indulge in just 20 to 25 repetitions. You must not try and exert your body too much too early. You would only be damaging your muscles by doing that. Then slowly extend the repetitions to two sets. Indulge in this routine for at least twice every week to feel any difference. These aforementioned figures are meant for beginners. But, if you want optimum results, it is highly recommended that you consult a certified trainer and get a workout time table charted out. Especially, if you have any medical condition or a history of injury or medical problem, please consult a physician before starting on an exercise regime.
Front Thigh exercises –
Standing Dumbbell Squat – Take a dumbbell in each hand and simply let your hands hang at the sides holding the dumbbells or curl them in each arm just above your shoulders. Stand keeping your feet slightly apart, with your legs separated just a bit wider than shoulder width and keep your toes at a slight angle outwards. Ensure your body weight is equally distributed on both your feet. Now, inhale and while keeping the heels stuck to the ground, squat down slowly. Now while straightening up, exhale and then slowly straighten your legs. Repeat this movement, and gradually increase the count. Start off with 2 lb dumbbells if this is your 1st time. After a while you also incorporate jumping up a few inches off the ground as you come back up to an erect standing positon for extra intensity and burn.
Lunges – First stand with keeping your feet apart slightly. Then hold a barbell with both hands keeping the width just barely wider than your shoulders. Then inhale, keep your back straight, at the same time slightly arched, and then step forward with only one leg in a long stride. This way your body will be lowered and try to go as low as touching the floor with the rear knee. Then exhale and go back to the starting position.
Rear Thigh Exercise – Seated Hip Twist – Sit on a mat and keep your legs stretched out in front of you. Then bend your right leg at the knee and place the right foot over the other leg. Then hold your right knee in an embrace and slowly tighten the grip pulling your knee towards the left shoulder. Keep holding this position for about 30 seconds and repeat the same with the other side.
Those exercises mentioned above are just a few of the good leg exercises that will transform anyone’s body in a relatively short amount of time. Regular exercise will improve confidence, stamina, appearance and self-esteem. There are many more exercises that can be performed from the comfort of your home that requires very little free weights if any, and you still end up transforming your entire body while improving your health all at the same time.