5 Exercises For Skinnier Thighs. These can all be done right at home!

There are many different exercises which are touted for being effective at shaping our legs. But, what about those who are pressed for time or simply can`t afford going to the gym? While we are also taught that certain foods should be avoided to keep our legs thin, the truth is that people rarely keep track of the foods they can`t eat.

This article presents the top 5 workout routines which will make your legs skinnier.  When combined with healthy diet, their effects are even more enhanced.

Single-Leg Circles

Lie on the floor, keeping that lower back flat into the ground (no arched C curve to protect that lower back), head flat, fingers pointed forward and slowly raise your legs up and open them into wide circles. Mix it up – take the circles out and then reverse other direction. Note: the higher you go, the easier it’s going to be and the lower you go, the more challenging this move is.

Rotate the leg 10 times clockwise, while keeping the hips still. Then, rotate it 10 times counterclockwise. To the same with the opposite leg

Do 3 repetitions

Lateral Lunge Side Kick

Standing lateral leg lifts also strengthen hip abduction. If you have good balance, you can stand with your hands on your hips. If you are unsteady, you can start by standing near the kitchen counter where you can use your fingertips for balance. Stand erect with head and shoulders over your hips. As you perform this exercise, make sure you don’t lean forward or to the opposite side. Flex your toes and raise your leg out to the side 12 to 24 inches. Hold three to five seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. Bring the right leg into the squat position and do this 10 times. Do the same on the opposite side

Do 3 repetitions

Wall Sit

Start with your back against a wall (or use an exercise ball if you have one) with your feet shoulder width and about two feet from the wall. Slowly slide your back down the wall until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Adjust your feet if you need to so that your knees are directly above your ankles (rather than over your toes). Keep your back flat against the wall. Hold the position.  Hold for half a minute

Do 5 repetitions

Seated Leg Raises

Sit on the floor, keeping the back against the wall and the legs straightened out on the floor. Lift the right leg as high as possible while keeping both legs straight. Lower the right leg to the floor

Do this 20 times

Do the same on the opposite leg

Knee Bends and Squat

Stand straight and part your feet to the width of your shoulders and put your hands overhead. Bend your knees and lower yourself. The knees need to be at 90 degrees angle, while the thighs need to be parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight, without letting your knees extend over your toes. Get back to the starting position

Do this 10 times

Do 10 repetitions

 

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