There’s almost nothing appealing about a rough leg session…except adding this kind of mass and detail.
Leg training is punishing, unforgiving and, at times, painful. But it’s in that pain that the chaff is separated from the wheat when it comes to lifters. The truly dedicated realize that building a better physique is not solely a waist-up endeavor. In the interest of symmetry and totality, right-minded lifters hit the squat rack with the same kind of will-shattering intensity as they do the bench.
Squat Jumps are the ultimate thigh slimming exercise. Combining both a muscle toning exercise and fat burning cardio makes these a killer combo for trimmer thighs. Squats target both your leg and glute muscles whilst the cardio aspect helps to reduce overall body fat resulting in slim and toned legs in no time.
How to do it? Simply start by standing with your feet shoulder width apart, then lower into a squat position (aim to have your thighs at least parallel to the floor, lower if you can) then at the bottom of your squat power up through your legs into an explosive jump before returning back to squat position. Repeat 3 sets of 10 or as many as you can until you really feel the burn in your thighs and glutes.
Barbell Walking Lunges
Barbell Walking Lunges are serious multi-tasker’s working your entire lower body, if performed correctly they can target everything from your quads and glutes to your core. Additionally working these larger muscle groups help to speed up your metabolism… ideal for weight loss! When performing lunges your front knee should never go over your foot, aim to have it directing over your ankle at a 90-degree bend, your back knee should lower to about an inch over the ground.
Plié Squat with Calf Raises
Plié Squat with Calf Raises will have your thighs burning in no time. This serious thigh toner particularly targets the pesky inner thigh area alongside calves, glutes, quads and hamstrings! Start in a sumo squat position with your feet wider than hip width apart and your toes turned outwards. Then, this is where the burn really starts, lift your heels off the ground so you’re on your tiptoes and lower them back down, repeating this movement 10 times. Aim for 5 sets of 10 to really set your thighs on fire.
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