Get Sleeker Thighs in 4 Moves

Rucuss staffSeptember 30, 2011

No one likes thigh jiggle or cellulite.

There are plenty of weight training workouts to help battle the extra bulge. But Fitness Magazine collaborated with trainer Marcus Minier to come up with four moves that will help sculpt your front, back and innter thighs right at home. Check out the moves:

1. Bent-Knee Extension
Targets: hamstrings (back of thigh)

Lie face up on floor with arms at sides, knees bent 90 degrees and heels shoulder-width apart on a stability ball. Lift hips toward the ceiling, being careful not to overarch back. Hold for 3 counts and lower. Repeat for 8 to 10 reps.

2. Seated Leg Raise
Targets: quads (front of thigh)

Sit on floor with your back pressed into a wall, legs extended in front of you with feet flexed. Raise right leg off floor as high as you comfortably can, keeping foot flexed. Lower to floor without touching; do 20 continuous reps. Repeat with left leg.

3. Scissor Kick
Targets: adductors (inner thighs)

Lie face up on floor with arms at sides, palms down and legs extended. Lift legs about 45 degrees, pointing toes. Quickly open and close your legs, crossing the right thigh over the left and then reversing the movement. Continue scissoring legs; do 12 to 15 reps per side.

4. Single-Leg Wall Extension
Targets: quads (front of thigh)

Stand with your back pressed into a wall, feet shoulder-width apart. Bend knees 90 degrees. From this position, straighten right leg, pointing toes. Hold for 3 counts and lower. Repeat for 8 to 10 reps; switch legs.

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