A woman’s thighs tend to start to get skinny at a body fat percentage of approximately 18%. However, for your thighs to become slim, tight and toned you first need to know what type of thighs you have, otherwise you may inadvertently make your thighs bigger.
Do you feel you have fat thighs, muscular thighs or just aren’t sure? To successfully slim down thighs take the test below. The result will help you determine whether you need to lose fat from thighs or need to slim down muscular thighs.
This backside move works the hamstrings and targets the glutes. With no equipment involved, it’s one exercise that’s easy to do in your living room or even in the hotel room.
1. Lie flat on your back, and place your hands on the floor for balance as you bend one leg and lift the other leg off the ground.
2. Pressing your heel into the floor, lift your pelvis up, keeping your body in a stiff bridge position. Slowly lower your body to the floor. Complete 15 reps on each side for 3 sets.
Lunge to skip
This lunge variation does what other leg exercises don’t. It combines both cardio and strength into one move and strengthens and torches fat all at the same time. If you are trying to lose weight and burn fat, this move is a must-do.
You’ll move quickly from the lunge position, so make sure to pay close attention to proper form to keep your knees safe.
1. To start, stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart. Chest up and shoulders and look straight ahead. Keeping your upper body still and core tight, take a large step back with your right foot, then lower both knees to lower into a lunge.
2. Swing your arms to jump off of your right foot, lift upward, and drive your left knee high into the air. That’s one rep. Upon landing, immediately return your left leg to the stating position and repeat. Aim for 8 to 12 reps. Switch sides and repeat.