Lose Weight in Your Thighs: 5 Intermediate Exercises

Lose Weight in Your Thighs: 5 Intermediate Exercises

It's on every woman's mind: how do I lose weight in my thighs? Combined with a sensible diet, these all time favorite exercises will rid thigh fat and help you lose weight in this trouble zone.

1. The Squat

(front of the thigh as well as butt and hamstrings)

  • Stand with your feet apart and arms crossed over chest. Keep your back straight.
  • Bend at the knees, squat down until your thighs are just beyond parallel to the floor.
  • Press up from your heels and return to standing position.
  • Repeat doing as many as you can. Concentrate on letting your thighs do all the work.

*Make it more challenging by holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides while doing your squats.

2. Plie Squats

(inner thigh)

  • Stand with your feet a little bit more then hip-width apart, toes and knees should be turned out slightly. Keep your back straight.
  • Bend your knees into a squat, without rotating your pelvis front or back. Keep your abs contracted.
  • Slowly return to a standing position.
  • Repeat doing as many as you can. Concentrate on letting your thighs do all the work.

*Make it more challenging by holding a dumbbell in each hand and placing them on your upper thigh or you can just hold one weight in front of you while doing your plie.

3. Wall Squats with Stability Ball

(thighs, buttocks, and core)

  • Stand with your back facing the wall. Put the stability ball between your lower back and the wall. Place your feet shoulder-width apart, with your weight on your heels, like you are going to sit on a chair.
  • Bend your knees into a squat, while you keep your core muscles tight, until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Press your back into the ball as you straighten your legs and return to the starting position.
  • Repeat doing as many as you can. Concentrate on letting your thighs do all the work.

*Make it more challenging by decreasing the pressure you place on the ball.

4. Static Wall Squats

(all over  thigh exercise)

  • With your feet shoulder-width apart, place your back flat against the wall. Weight should be on your heels, like you are going to sit on a chair.
  • Bend your knees into a squat, as you contract your core, until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  • Once you are in position, hold it as long as possible, aiming for 1 minute. Rest, then repeat.

*Make it more challenging by continuing to increase the time you remain in the squat position.

5. Cardio!

Cardio exercises are important to decrease body fat by burning calories. Participating in cardio exercises that engage the thighs will increase results. Some exercises that engage your thighs are:

  • Jumping rope
  • Swimming (especially without using arm motions)
  • Brisk Walking
  • Exercise Bike (try standing up rather than sitting in the seat)
  • Running

Your thighs don't have to be a problem area with these 5 exercises!