Thigh workouts are typically exercises women like to focus on when they are toning their muscles, for obvious reasons. Thigh workouts are designed to help women build that oh so coveted coca-cola bottle shape. But in reality, all areas of your body need to be toned, not just the thigh region. It doesn’t serve you right if your lower body is sturdy but you lack upper body strength. So while thigh workouts should be part of your regular workout routine, make sure you also incorporate exercises that target other areas of your body. These include mountain climbers and planks (for your shoulders, abs and back), burpees (for your chest, abs, and shoulders – also a great cardio routine in itself), biceps curls (for your arms), etc..
Thigh Workouts – Leg Rotations
If done the right way, thigh workouts will tone your hips and help you sculpt that coke bottle figure. One particular thigh workout you should learn, involves rotating your legs in circles while laying sideways on the floor. The great thing about this thigh exercise is that you can do it either alone or with a workout partner. If you are the type that hates exercising on your own, bring a friend along and try these leg rotations together.
Rotate your legs for 30 to 60 seconds, and then change position and do the same for the other leg. Then take a 15 second break and repeat this thigh workout again for a total of 10 times per leg. You will feel the burn, guaranteed!
Thigh Workouts – Bulgarian Squats
Bulgarian squats are also excellent thigh workouts. They help you sculpt a nice upper leg and tone your butt area; basically everything a woman wants. Use a pair of dumbbells of manageable weights and rest one foot on a foot-high bench, while the other leg is in front of you, on the floor. Hold the dumbbells in your hands, with your arms straight down. Then bend your forward leg and lower your body to a full squat position, then back up. Do this for about 30 to 60 seconds, then switch legs. Take a 10 to 15 second break between each leg workout. Do a total of 10 sets per leg.
Thigh Workouts –Squats with Leg Flapping
This is an atypical thigh toning workout in the sense that you probably haven’t seen it around before. Find a pole or something to hold on to, then drop to a squat position and begin flapping your legs rapidly for about 30 to 60 seconds. Then take a 15 second break (during which you will do some light jumping jacks to get the blood flowing back in your legs), and repeat the routine again 9 more times for a total of ten times!
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