Add these 3 exercises to your workout routine to lose thigh fat

Published on: 23 June 2022, 19:00 pm IST

If you're looking to lose thigh fat, doing these 3 exercises might help! Read on to get expert tips.

Gurpreet Kaur
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Focus on your thigh muscles. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Do you dream of toned thighs? Well, losing weight from thighs may be hard, but it’s not impossible! Perform some effective inner thigh exercises to tone them up.

Spot reduction is said to be a myth, but certain moves may just help you get leaner and stronger thighs, suggest fitness expert Diksha Malik.

Check out her Instagram video here:

1. Monster walk

Let us tell you that treadmills are not the only way to strengthen and tone your thighs. Monster walks, also known as band walks, effectively tone your glutes and hips. It can easily be performed at home, so you can reach your goal with no money involved at a gym membership.

How to do this exercise:

  1. While standing in an upright position, squat slightly.
  2. Imagine yourself sitting on an invisible chair while keeping a straight posture and slightly arched back.
  3. Keep your knees bent and put your hands on your hips.
  4. You can also cross your arms over your chest so you do not use them to balance or propel yourself.
  5. With a diagonal step, start walking backwards and outwards, as opposed to side to side.

2. Front squats

Often, people tend to forget the lower parts of their body while exercising, and only focus on the upper parts of the body. That’s where squats come in because they not only reduce leg fat quickly but are highly effective in getting rid of fat in the thighs or hips.

Also, read: Have cellulite on thighs? Trust these 4 home remedies to get rid of it

How to do this exercise:

  1. Position your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Make sure your toes are pointing slightly diagonally away from each other.
  3. Take a deep breath in to fill your chest and keep your torso upright.
  4. Bend your legs to get into a squat.
  5. Keep your knees wide apart and align your heels in a way that they constantly touch the floor.
  6. Lower down your body until your legs are at least parallel with the floor.
  7. Drive back up to stand.
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Toning up your glutes takes work but it is worth it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Split Stance pulses

This exercise too targets the hips and the glutes. So, try this if you are looking at something new to beat that cellulite on your thighs.

How to do this exercise:

  1. Stand in a split stance while holding weights in both hands. Pull your shoulders blades and keep your spine and head in good posture.
  2. Stay at the feet hip-width, position the left leg in front with the right leg behind.
  3. Push the hips back, up and down. Allow the knees to bend naturally. Lean forward as you go down towards the floor.
  4. Try lowering the hips towards the floor rather than moving the hips forward. Continue lowering the body until the left thigh becomes parallel to the floor.
  5. Pulse twice in the down position and then rapidly recoil to the standing position. You would feel the burn in your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and outer hips.

You can perform 20 repetitions of each exercise in 3/4 rounds to feel the burn in your legs and get toned thighs. All these exercises can also be done with dumbbells, bands or just the body weight.

Gurpreet Kaur Gurpreet Kaur

A lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life - from fashion to food and different cultures. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socializing with people or exploring different cities.

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