Tighten And Tone Your Legs With These Fantastic Home Thigh Exercises

Stop dreaming about having tight, sexy, toned legs... Make it a reality! With these thigh exercises you CAN do it. And you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

These thigh exercises are incredibly helpful for...

  • Turning "Big thighs" or "Skinny thighs" into sexy toned thighs.
  • Controlling and preventing knee damage
  • Keeping you mobile as you age
  • And most of all, fat-loss, here's why...

Every extra pound of muscle tissue adds valuable ammunition to your fat-loss efforts - It ups your metabolism so you burn more fat at all hours of the day!

And since your thighs are some of the largest muscles in your body, it's easier to build a pound of muscle there than almost anywhere else. So you see, when it comes to fat-loss, these thigh toning exercises are tops!

 

 

Swiss Ball Thigh Dips

You can do this exercise with or without a weight. Obviously when you use a weight, the exercise becomes much harder.

Make sure that your knee's don't go past your toes.

  1. Find a wall to press against.
  2. Hold a weight in each hand.
  3. Sandwich a swiss ball between you and the wall.
  4. Put your feet about an arms length in front of your body.
  5. Bend your knees to 90 degrees and roll the ball down the wall.
  6. Raise back up to starting position.
  7. Repeat

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Killer Squats

You think squats are hard? Try them with one leg! This is one of the hardest thigh exercises we have come across!

Luckily, it gets easier with practice. So don't worry if you can't do these right away. Use the pole for support until you get stronger. Try to do this as slowly as possible for a challenge.

  1. Find something to hold onto.
  2. Put one leg out in front of you.
  3. Lower yourself using your other leg.
  4. Remember to do this as slow as possible.
  5. Try to slowly stand up again.
  6. Repeat...if possible.
  7. Change legs.

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Killer Squat Variation

These are a good medium between killer squats and swiss ball thigh dips...

Make sure your knee doesn't go past your toes

  1. Find a wall to press against.
  2. Sandwich a swiss ball between you and the wall.
  3. Put one leg out in front of you.
  4. Lower yourself using your other leg.
  5. Try to slowly stand up again.
  6. Repeat...if possible.
  7. Change legs.

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Giant Jumps

This exercise is fantastic for building up explosive power in your legs. It will build muscle quickly and aid your fat loss campaign.

  1. Find a ledge to jump onto. ( As high as you can safely manage )
  2. Jump onto it.
  3. Jump off it.
  4. Repeat!

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Invisible Chair

This is one of those thigh exercises which is great for working on your sexy legs in your spare time. It's easy to do, doesn't require equipment and works really well. See how long you can build up to holding it for.

  1. Find a wall to press against.
  2. Hold a weight in each hand.
  3. Bend your legs to 90 degrees.
  4. Imagine you're sitting on a chair.
  5. Hold until you can't hold it anymore.

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Split Jumps

This exercise works incredibly well. It's not only one of the best thigh exercises, it's a fantastic glute building exercise too.

It can be a little difficult to find your balance with these ones, but after a few workout's you'll be springing up and down like an impala :)

Make sure your knee doesn't go past your toes. Also make sure you don't do too many on your first go. These can be devastating the next day!

  1. Start off in the lunge position.
  2. Push up and leap into the air.
  3. While you're in the air change your legs. eg: front to back.
  4. Land again in the lunge position.
  5. Repeat immediately.

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Dumbbell Lunges

This is a well known and effective exercise. You sometimes see people doing them at the gym. We do wonder though, why do these at the gym? All you need are some weights and a bit of ground.

Make sure your knee's don't go past your toes.

  1. Stand up with weights in each hand.
  2. Step one foot forward into a deep lunge.
  3. Push yourself up into the start position.
  4. Do the same with the other leg.
  5. Repeat.

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Medicine Ball Squat Jumps

This exercise is pretty tough. Please excuse Shaye's expression. Hopefully you won't look as scary as her when you do these!

  1. Get into the squat position.
  2. Hold a medicine ball in front of you. (Optional)
  3. Spring yourself as high as you can into the air.
  4. Land in the squat potion.
  5. Repeat.

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Medicine Ball Squats

Shaye is doing these squats with her legs wide, which turns them into inner thigh exercises. If you prefer to target the front of your thighs, just bring your legs in towards the middle more.

  1. Stand up with your knees slightly bent.
  2. Hold a medicine ball out in front of you.
  3. Bend your knees and lower yourself deeply into the squat position.
  4. Hold for about 2 seconds.
  5. Stand up.
  6. Repeat.

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The Running Man

This is a core, arm, hip flexor and thigh exercise all rolled into 1. It's a true full body blaster. Try to do as many of these as you can in 30s to really get your heart pounding!

  1. Get into the pushup position.
  2. Push off the ground explosively with one leg and bring it to your chest.
    (Do step 3 and 4 simultaneously)
  3. Return that leg back to its original position.
  4. Push off the ground explosively with your other leg and bring it to your chest.
  5. Repeat.

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Step Ups

Got any steps at home? If not, you can use a chair... This thigh exercise will give you the burn for sure. Use dumbbells to make it harder.

  1. Find a step.
  2. Stand up straight in front of it.
  3. Step up onto it. (Hence, the name!)
  4. Push your whole body onto the step.
  5. Step back down again.
  6. Do the same with the other leg.
  7. Repeat.

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