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Exercise

The Best Way to Trim Your Thighs

It can be really hard to embark on a new fitness regimen, especially if you feel out of shape, overweight or “too old.” Success in life is not about a matter of inches and pounds. It’s when you start taking your first steps toward a realistic and reachable goal.

When it comes to exercise, people think more is better. That’s not true. Better is better. Know the saying, work smarter, not harder? When it comes to achieving toned, sleek looking thighs, the same theory applies.

It’s important to understand that you can’t spot reduce. Just because you work that area, fat is not going to magically shrink that body part. However, you will tighten and tone those areas in which you put your muscles through a stressor or resistance.

That’s why not just any exercise will do. Cardio is great. But, it you want to achieve great looking thighs –you must focus on resistance training, and, of course, a sensible nutrition plan. Just eight minutes of toning your thighs every day can make a world of difference.

Start slow, consistency is the key. If you don’t have access to a gym, you can do these exercises anywhere and at anytime. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Here are three moves for sculpting great looking thighs at any age:

Around The World Lunges. You will do a forward, a side, and a reverse lunge. Perform each in one movement.

  1. Forward lunge. Stand with your feet together and back straight. Place your left hand on a chair for balance and support. Slowly take a big step forward with the right foot. Lower your body until your right thigh is parallel to the floor and your right shin is vertical. Think of this movement like a “fencer” in the Olympics. Don’t allow your front knee to go past the toes and keep the knee aligned with your toes. Then move back to the starting position.
  2. Side lunge. Slowly step to the side with your right foot and squat so your thighs are parallel to the ground. Move back to the starting position.
  3. Reverse lunge. Slowly step back with your right foot about 2 feet. Bend both knees and lower yourself until your left thigh is parallel with the ground. Return to starting position.

Perform 15 repetitions on each side. Do these movements every day, and you will see results!

 

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