Whether you want to sport a short skirt in the summer or look toned on your winter vacation, we can help you get your thighs looking slim and sculpted. Thighs tend to be a trouble area for a lot of women, but with the right workout routine, you can get strong, toned legs in as little as 3 weeks.
Held Plie Squat
Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing out.
Bring your arms out straight in front of you and lower into a squat. Go as low into the squat as you can without letting your knees move past your toes. Hold this position for 1 minute.Be sure to contract your glutes as you lower and lift. Keep your torso tall, and don’t let your knees move past your toes to avoid injury.
*To make this exercise more challenging, lower down and hold the squat while on tip toes.
For this exercise you’ll need an elevated platform or step. Stand about 3 feet in front of the step or platform. Put your left leg on the platform, resting on your toes.
You want your feet to be wide enough so that your front knee stays behind your toe when you lunge. Bend both of your knees and lower down into a lunge. Push through your front heel to stand back up.
Repetitions: Repeat 10-15 times and then switch legs. Perform exercise twice.
*To make this exercise more challenging, hold hand weights.
Swiss Ball Squat
For this exercise you’ll need a Swiss ball or stability ball. Place a Swiss ball between the wall and the curve of your lower back. Keeping your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees and lower yourself 5 to 10 inches. Be sure to keep your shoulders level and your hips square. Hold your body in this position for 3 counts and then raise yourself back up.
Repetitions: Do 2 sets of 6-10 reps.
Seated Leg Raise
Sit on floor with your back pressed against a wall, your legs extended in front of you and your feet flexed. Raise your right leg off the floor as high as you comfortably can, keeping your foot flexed. Now, lower that leg to the floor without touching the ground.
Repetitions: Do 2 sets of 20 continuous reps. Repeat with left leg.
That’s it! Just perform 3-4 repetitions of each exercise 3 days a week for 3 weeks, and you’ll be proudly showing off your legs in almost no time!