Top 10 Thigh Trimmers
Let's face it-nobody wants to be pear-shaped, that
bulge over the hips
and the "Jodhpur thighs"
are not exactly appealing. Unfortunately for women this is exactly where
fat is most likely to
accumulate, often with the "Orange-Peel" effect of cellulite.
This needs to be attacked on two fronts, the first being
diet and the second being
lengthen and strengthen. When you perform these
you should feel it pulled out to its full extent, all the way from the hip
socket to the pointed toes.
Although spot reduction isn't possible, combining specific thigh toning
with a healthy
diet can help women
lose fat from both
the inner and outer thighs.
fitness program composed of these thigh trimmers can help you possess
elongated thigh. Read on:-
The Outer Thigh Blaster:- If practiced regularly, this
exercise will really firm up the
outsides of the hips and thighs and strengthen the lower body. Stand by facing
the wall with your hands at chest level and flat against the wall. Keeping your
spine neutral, take on leg positioned at knee level out to the side. Exhale as
your leg travel away from your body, inhale as you bring it back. Repeat 10
times with each leg.
Inner Thigh Lifts:- If performed correctly can work wonders with the most
complained area, the inner thigh. Lie on the side, propped upon one
elbow or lying down flat along an outstretched arm. Bend top leg over you,
bending your knee and place the foot on the floor. Extend the lower leg and flex
the foot. Lift the lower leg about 15cm off the floor 16 times. Now
repeat for another 16 with your foot pointed. Repeat the whole exercise on the
other side. For detailed instructions and demonstration
Face Down Leg Lifts
:- If you are weak or have
pain, you can
begin with this
buttock tightening exercise. Lie face down with your forehead resting on your
hands. Keeping your stomach pulled in and
hips pressing, exhale. As you inhale, lift one straight leg up only as high
as comfortable. Do 10 lifts and repeat on other side. For detailed instructions
:- Sit with your lower back against the wall, one knee
bent, the other leg stretched straight with foot flexed. Hold the bent
knee. Inhale. As you exhale, tighten the upper thigh muscles and lift the
straight leg as high as you can. Inhale, lowering the leg almost to the
floor and repeat 10 times. Change legs and repeat. For detailed
instructions and demonstration
:- Stand on one leg straight, foot flat on the
floor, and the other knee bent with your heel of the floor. Breathe
rhythmically and shift your weight from. One foot to the other in a
:- Stand with your feet wide apart, hands on the inside of the knees,
thumbs pressing out. Inhale. As you exhale press your left
shoulder down as you
over your right shoulder. Inhale and return to center. Exhale and repeat on the
opposite side. Repeat 5-10 times on each side.
Sitting Side Stretch
:- Sit on the floor with legs wide apart.
With your left palm flat on the floor and your right arm raised, inhale.
As you exhale, bend to the side and hold to a slow count of 5. Inhale
as you return to the center, and exhale as you repeat to the other side.
Repeat 5-10 times on each side.
Standing Leg Extension
:- Stand with your hands resting on the
back of a chair or table. Inhale. As you exhale, slowly lift one leg,
keeping your hips stable. Repeat 10 times on each side.
and Arm Lift
:- Lie on your stomach, keeping your
waist pulled in off the floor. As
you exhale, slowly raise one arm and the opposite leg. Repeat 10 times on
each side, alternating sides.
Inner Thigh V
- Lie on back, legs raised at right angle to hips, knees
slightly bent. Position hands under lower back, palms down for support.
Tuck stomach muscles in
tight and swing legs out in a wide V. Don't flap them open loosely; stay in
control of this motion. Slowly return to beginning position. Exhale during
step 2 and inhale during step1. Do this exercise 10 times.
If practiced regularly, these exercises will firm and trim
down your thighs. Alignment is very important for these exercises, so follow the
directions carefully, letting the movement flow rather than "throwing" the leg.
Exercise alone will not produce toned and firm thighs. In addition to
performing specific thigh toning exercises, losing overall
body fat is important
when trying to tighten and tone thighs. The best way to reduce overall body
fat is to eat
healthy and include both intense
training exercises in a workout regimen.
Dated 05 October 2012