How to reduce thigh fat? Try these 7 exercises

Published on: 24 May 2022, 21:01 pm IST
How to reduce thigh fat? Well, simply perform these 7 exercises regularly to lose fat and tone your thighs.
Aayushi Gupta
Tone your thighs with these exercises. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Summer is the time to bring your shorts, skirts and dresses out of the closet and flaunt them! If you have an upcoming beach vacation, your swimwear is most likely going to be your go-to ensemble. If you’re conscious about some heavy thighs, come let us tell you how to reduce thigh fat.

To begin, you should be aware that women have more body fat on their hips and thighs than men. This simply means that while some women may be able to lose thigh fat by lowering overall body weight, others may not. Yes, we do know spot reduction of fat rarely happens, but here are certain exercises to help you lose weight from your thighs.

Here are 7 exercises to reduce fat from the thighs:

1. Squats

Try doing these exercises and feel the difference! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms by your sides.
  • Keep your chest up and your eyes straight while tightening your core.
  • Sit in a chair position by bending your knees and pushing your hips back.
  • Pause and then push back up to your starting posture when your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • When returning to the beginning posture, lift the arms slightly.

2. Lunges

Hold that lunge for firmer glutes. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Place your hand on your waist or stand tall in the prayer position.
  • Bring your left leg forward, toes facing the front.
  • Lower your upper body until your left thigh and calf form a 90-degree angle.
  • After 3 seconds of holding the stance, return to the starting position. Repeat.

3. Burpees

Burpees is the baap of all weight loss exercises. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Place your feet shoulder-width apart on the ground.
  • Get into a crouch position and place your hands between your legs on the ground.
  • To get into a push-up position, kick your legs behind your back. Lower yourself into a push-up, then push yourself up.
  • Crouch by hopping and moving your feet forward, near to your hands.
  • Jump straight up into the air with your arms extended overhead. To complete one repetition, stand up.

4. Fly jumping jacks

Jumping jacks work well to stay in shape. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Keep your back straight and your feet together. Make a straight line with your shoulders by opening your hands in a lateral position.
  • Open your legs and bring your hands in front of you, clapping your palms.
  • Jump once more while closing your legs. Return your hands to a straight position with your shoulder.
  • Now, repeat

5. Leg lift

Tone your thighs with this pose. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Stretch your legs out on the ground.
  • Bend your left leg’s knee and place your foot flat on the floor.
  • Lift your right leg to the height of the opposite knee while keeping it straight.
  • Carefully lower it to the ground. Do the same thing with the other leg.

6. Butterfly stretch

Butterfly pose! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Sit on a mat or a soft spot on the floor. Begin by stretching your legs out and straightening your back.
  • Bend both knees in the shape of a winged butterfly. Then, as close as you can, move your feet to your pelvic area and link them together by clasping your hands.
  • Inhale and exhale slowly while pressing your thighs and knees into the mat. Take a cue from this position and begin swinging both legs up and down like butterfly wings.
  • To return to the beginning point, keep your spine straight while performing the pose and stretch your legs wide.

7. Plank

It’s time to perform plank! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to perform it:

  • Assume a push-up stance, but bend your elbows so that your weight is supported by your forearms.
  • Keep your abdominal tight, your glutes clenched, and your body straight from head to heels.
  • Hold the pose as long as possible.

Aayushi Gupta

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