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Dec 25, 2010

Thigh Exercises

Toned thighs are great for your body. They help you look good in shorts, and provide functional strength to perform any of your daily activities.

The trick to getting nicely sculpted thighs and glutes is specifically targeting these muscle groups -the quadriceps (front of the thighs), hamstrings (back of the thighs), and gluten (butt).

Thigh muscles are the largest muscles in the body, the upper leg muscles, are made up of quadriceps (front of your thighs), hamstrings (back of your thighs), abductors (outer thighs), and adductors (inner thighs). Working these out helps you burn calories faster than working smaller vanity muscles like abdominal or arms.

Thigh Exercises
You can perform thigh toning exercises from the comfort of your own home without fancy gym equipment and still see results in as little as four to six weeks. It also helps reduce, even remove cellulite. Below are a few leg exercises that help you tone your thighs and help you develop functional strength and help.

Wall Squat: Wall Squatting is said to be an ancient Chinese temple exercise that has been secretly practiced for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Even if you practice it now, you’ll see the benefits. See how to perform the wall squat.

Seated Butterfly: The seated butterfly exercises the inner thigh. Another exercise that belongs to the royal family of compound movements. Much like the squat, this is another movement that you can literally base an entire training program around and see amazing results. See how to perform seated butterfly exercise.

Lying Leg Curl: The lying leg curl is a highly popular and effective exercise that aims to tone and strengthen the hamstrings, the muscles that stretch from the back of the hip to the back of the knee. See how to perform the lying leg curl.

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