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Thigh Exercises for Women at Home

Thigh Exercises for Women at Home

Getting rid of fat from the thighs can be difficult, however it is not impossible. With the right exercises and a healthy diet one can get rid of excess fat from thighs in few months. Here are various thigh exercises for women at home, that will help you in the process.
Pragya T
Many people have a genetic structure that makes them put on weight on some specific body areas. Some people tend to accumulate fat on their belly while some people tend to get it on their thigh region. Mostly, men will have belly fat, while women will have thigh fat. Thigh fat can be tough to get rid of if that is the region where you tend to put on fat. However, with consistent exercising and following a fiber rich diet you can control your thigh fat. To burn fat thigh a combination of cardio and target thigh exercises for women can be effective.

Cardio Exercises
Cardio exercises are very important if you wish to lose thigh fat and should not be neglected. The best cardio exercise that you can use to get rid of thigh fat and overall body fat is jump rope workout. Did you know that these workouts help to get rid of fat faster than running? Yes, so just get a jump rope and do around 500 jumps everyday. You can consider increasing the number gradually. Start with 100-200 jumps everyday and next week start doing 500 jumps.

Other activities like running, step ups, cycling, etc. can also be done if you don't wish to do jump rope workout. You can wear your running shoes and do rounds around the house. Or you can use a stationary bike and do cycling for 20-40 minutes everyday. Another great exercise you can do at home is step ups. Simply wear sports shoes and go up and down the steps for 20-30 minutes. However, don't overdo step ups as it can weaken your knees over a period.

Squats are classic thigh exercises, that can help you lose thigh fat and build strength. For faster weight loss do hindu squats, where you need to keep your hands on sides and keep going up and down as fast as you can. Here is a standard version of squats with steps.
  • To perform squats stand straight on the floor, and keep few inches distance between your feet.
  • This will help you to balance. Now, move your hands and keep them in front of you.
  • Start to squat by lowering your body as if in a sitting position. Then hold it for few seconds.
  • Then slowly stand back.
  • Repeat. Perform 20 reps and 2 sets.
Lunges are another excellent outer and inner thigh exercises. It is very important to follow the right posture when performing lunges. To add intensity to your workout you can consider using light weights.
  • To do lunges, keep shoulder width distance between both the feet.
  • Then step up with your right foot and keep the hands in front of you to balance better.
  • Lower yourself down till your back leg's knee is almost touching the floor.
  • Then hold for few seconds and rise up.
  • This was one rep. Perform 20 reps. Then switch the leg and perform another 20 reps.
Stretching is an important exercise which is a must for your thigh workout. The best way to stretch your legs is sun salutation yoga. So, every morning once you get up early morning do sun salutation. Do 8-10 reps of sun salutation and after a month you will notice a huge difference in your overall health and flexibility. After you are done with your target exercise you can do these two stretches to avoid your legs from becoming stiff. Simply stand holding a sturdy bar or chair. Then bring one of your foot back and try to raise it up as much as you can and hold for 10 seconds. Then release slowly and repeat with the other leg. Another stretch is to put your foot on stool or a chair. Then bend over and try to reach the foot and hold for 10 seconds, release, and repeat with other leg.

These were the various thigh exercises that women can do at home to get rid of thigh fat. With the workout also follow a healthy diet. Avoid fatty foods and include more of Mediterranean style fats like nuts, olive oil, and fish. Also, eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies to increase the fiber content. Lastly, drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated and toxin free. Good luck!