Exercises to reduce thigh fat
Truth be told, spot-reduction, or losing fat from a specific part of the body is a myth. Our body loses fat overall, not from any particular part. You cannot control where your body will lose weight first. All you can do is eat healthily and exercise to achieve your fitness goal. However, some exercises may help you tone your legs and make them look slimmer. Here are six exercises that you should add to your workout routine.
1. Sumo squats
Step 1: Stand straight on the ground with your legs wider than hip-width apart and toes pointed outward at 45-degree angles.
Step 2: Hold your hands together near your chest, bend your knees, push your hips back and squat down. Ensure that your spine is straight and the chest is up.
Step 3: Lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the ground and shin vertical.
Step 4: Hold this position and drive through the heels to stand up. Keep your back straight and shoulders high. Repeat this 10-20 times every day.
2. Forward lunges
Step 1: Stand on the ground with your feet hip-width apart.
Step 2: Keep your hands on your hips and move your left leg 1 foot forward.
Step 3: Lower your body until both your front and back are at 90 degrees angle.
Step 3: Your front leg should not go cross your toes and your back leg should be toward the floor.
Step 4: Pause for 2-3 seconds, rise and take your right leg back to the starting point to complete one rep. Repeat the same with the left leg.
3. Jumping jacks
Step 1: Stand straight with your feet apart from each other.
Step 2: Now jump up in the air and spread your legs shoulder-width apart. At the same time stretch your hands out over your head.
Step 3: Land on the ground safely with your feet together and arms at the sides.
Step 1: Stand on the ground with your legs shoulder hip-width apart.
Step 2: Bend down to get into a crouch position and place your hands on the ground between your legs.
Step 3: Kick your legs out behind your back to get into a push-up position. Lower down into a push-up, then rise.
Step 4: Hop and move your feet forward, close to your hands to come to a crouch position.
Step 5: Jump straight up into the air, reaching your arms overhead. Stand up to complete one repetition.
Step 1: Stand on the ground in front of the barbell with your feet hip-width apart.
Step 2: Hinge your torso and bend your knees to pick up the weight from the ground, keeping your arms straight.
Step 3: Push your butt back and keep your back neutral. Your torso should be parallel to the floor.
Step 4: Keeping your core tight, push through your heels to stand up straight.
Step 5: Hold on for a second at the top, squeeze your butt and then slowly lower the weight again.
6. Leg lift
Step 1: Lie on the ground with your legs stretched.
Step 2: Bend the knee of your left leg with your foot resting flat on the floor.
Step 3: Keeping your right leg straight, lift it to the height of the opposite knee.
Step 4: Slowly bring it back to the floor. Repeat the same with the other leg.