The summer months bring warm weather, which means many people reach for their shorts. If you would like to tighten and tone your upper thighs, there are exercises you can do to target this area.
Implement these thigh workouts into your regular routine and you’ll achieve results in no time.
3 Exercises to Tone Upper Thighs
If you are new to exercising, start small, gradually working your way up to longer workout times and more repetitions.
For now, start with the minimum amount until you’re comfortable. It’s important that you learn to do each exercise right in order to truly benefit.
1. Wall Squats
This exercise only requires a wall and yourself — pretty simple. Whether you’re at home or at the office, this can be done anywhere.
Start by leaning against the wall, making contact from your head, down to your bottom.
With your knees apart and slightly bent, your legs should be about a foot and a half in front of you.
When you’re in the full position, it should look as if you’re sitting in a chair. It may seem simple at first, however, as time passes, you will feel a burning sensation.
Try to hold it for at least a minute or two your first time. From there, you can set goals for yourself, working your way up to 10 minutes or more.
2. Regular Ol’ Fashion Squats
Squats are a great workout, targeting your legs and thighs. Start by spreading your feet wide apart, so that they’re even with your shoulders.
Simply ‘squat’ down so that your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Hold that position for 15-20 seconds before springing back up.
Some even prefer to jump up, landing softly on their feet. For this exercise, set a timer, continually repeating this process.
Start with five minutes and over time, you will be able to increase the length of your workout.
Don’t push yourself too quickly, as you want to avoid any unnecessary injury.
Simple, yet highly effective, lunges are the perfect exercise to do no matter where you are. Well, you may look a little odd lunging to the break room while at work, but regardless, you’re free to lunge wherever you’d like.
Some prefer to do a few lunges in the middle of the day when they feel sluggish, helping to promote blood flow.
Start by spreading your feet, as you place your hands on your hips. Take one large step forward, make it count!
Whatever leg you used to step forward, make sure that your knee is upright, while your thigh is parallel to the floor.
The leg that’s behind, should be bent in a way that you’re essentially balancing on your toe. Start with ten lunges, five with each leg.
These exercises are incredibly simple, but if you do them every day, you will notice a difference in a matter of weeks.
To support a more toned physique, ensure you’re following a nutrient-rich whole food diet and drinking plenty of water.