Do you wish for that thigh gap that all models seem to have? If that’s your goal, it’s okay. However, the advice would be to focus more on strengthening your thigh muscles. A strong thigh muscle means more muscular legs, which is better than skinny legs any day. Isn’t it? Strengthening your legs is essential because all the activities you do every day require the use of your legs a lot.
How to make your thighs stronger? With the help of exercise, particularly strength training and a few other things, which the article below discusses. So, follow these tips to strengthen your hamstrings (back of your upper leg), abductors (outer thigh), adductors (inner thighs), and quads (muscles on your upper legs’ front).
Use a deadlift to work the back of your thighs.
Add a deadlift to your strength training routine for better thigh toning. To do this:
- Get in a standing position. Place your feet underneath the hips.
- Place a weighted barbell (as per you) in front of you.
- Sit in a deep squat with the back flat.
- Lean over and grab the barbell and raise it gradually.
- Lift using your legs as you get up again into a standing position.
Get on a machine, like a treadmill.
Using a treadmill or other cardio machines like a rower, stair climber, or elliptical helps your thigh become stronger. However, the treadmill is the best, and most people are comfortable using it at home too. Why does it work? Because the treadmill works your legs, making them stronger. The best tip to get a result is to work on the machine for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. Then, keep it up till you can. It allows the body to burn fat better as it works hard to keep up with the work you put into those 30-seconds.
HIIT is another exercise that works your legs and helps them become strong. You can do HIIT at home by following experts on YouTube. Or you can add sprints while jogging, a favorite HIIT form. Running is another excellent HIIT for thigh toning.
Lunges are your best friend.
Squats (all the varieties) are great for thigh fat. Though there is one more exercise, you should pay attention to lunges. It works because it copies the movement pattern your body takes while walking. (Shifting weight from one foot to your other one). The burns you feel with this can assure you that this works. It will tone down your legs and help build stronger muscles. To do this:
- Stand with your feet together
- Step one foot back about a few feet, depending on your height
- Then, lower down your knees, bending at 90 degrees.
- Now, press back up to the top. Repeat ten sets three times.
Try these lunges for thigh toning today.
Toning and strengthening your calves are necessary because they support ankles and help you balance your body. Thus, start doing a simple exercise for this known as calf raises. To do this:
- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. You can take the support of a chair or wall if necessary.
- Push onto the balls of the feet, like when you tippy-toe. Hold for a few seconds.
- Gradually lower the heels back to the floor.
Perform knee curls
Working the hamstring in the back of your upper leg is necessary. It helps make climbing and walking easier. Thus, having an exercise to tone and strengthen it is necessary, and knee curls do this. Knee curls are a versatile exercise you can do without or with ankle weights. To do this:
- Stand behind a chair to support yourself.
- Place your feet apart (shoulder-width apart).
- Flex the right foot and bend the right leg. The heel should move towards the buttocks.
- Next, lower the leg back to the initial position.
- Repeat with the left leg and do a set of 10 for each leg.
Perform these exercises every day. Start small and increase the count gradually to make your legs strong to walk, hike, or do anything you love. Note: It’s best to take an expert’s help if you are a beginner so you don’t injure yourself.