Thigh Exercises for Men

Thigh Exercises for Men

Certain types of exercises are ideal for men who want to tone up and strengthen their thighs. This article is about some effective thigh workouts for men.
FitnessVigil Staff
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018
It is a misconception that only women are prone to have fatty thighs. Some men too have a tendency to carry extra weight on their thighs. This can happen due to various factors, such as genetics. If you are man, who is trying to lose excess fat on the thighs, exercising is the best option. Various methods, such as aerobic exercises, swimming, and skipping, can help you to slim down your thighs. However, there are some specific exercises that are particularly recommended for toning up and strengthening thigh muscles.
Effective Thigh Workouts for Men
Squats
Squat
This is one of the most common and effective exercise for thighs. The quadriceps and the other thigh muscles are strengthened with this exercise. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and toes facing sideways. Bend your knees slowly, keeping your back straight and the butt pressing backward, like you are going to sit on a low-seat chair. Raise both the arms and keep them straight in front, parallel to your thighs. (Otherwise, you may take a barbell without weights, place it on your shoulders behind your neck, and hold it with your hands.) Remember not to strain your knees. Instead, your thighs must feel the stretch. You heels must be firmly planted on the floor. Return to the standing position and repeat the same. Squats are also very popular as inner thigh exercises.
Leg Press
Squat Machine
On a leg press machine, you need to sit or lie with your feet resting on a platform that is attached to a stack of weights. When you push the platform, you lift the weight. Always start with smaller weights, while using the machine. Perform this exercise carefully because, your knees may get locked, if you extend your legs too far. Repeat eight to ten times.
Lunges
Lunges
For performing lunges, stand straight with your feet slightly apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing the body. The arms must be held parallel to the body. Step forward with one foot and bend the knees slowly. The front leg must be planted firmly on the floor. In this position, the knee of the front leg must come above the ankle, on the same line. Only the toes (and not the knee) of the back leg must be in touch with the floor. The upper body must be held straight. Slowly return to the original position and perform the same exercise with the other leg.
Thigh Machine
Thigh Machine
Thigh abductor
A thigh machine is used to build up thigh muscles. You need to sit with your knees bent, and feet locked behind a bar that is attached to a stack of weights. Once you are positioned properly, grip the handles on both sides. Slowly move the legs away from each other, thereby lifting the weights. Return to the starting position and repeat the same. Such movement of legs work well for the thigh muscles. Muscles on the back of the thighs can be strengthened using a similar machine, which requires you to lie on the stomach, with your heels under a bar. Bend your knees backwards (thereby pulling the bar) till the heels face the buttocks. Return to the starting position and repeat.
These are some of the popular thigh exercises that are perfect for men. Perform them correctly and regularly. If you are a novice, it will be better to perform these exercises under the supervision of a trainer.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert advice.
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