Do you have thunder thighs? Does a strike of lightening enter your room when you put on your jeans? Ugh. Don’t worry. Get moving! There are ways to reduce and firm your thighs with intentional exercise and good eating habits.
We are born with genetic qualities that define our bodies and our shape. However, generally, you can defy Mother Nature with diet and exercise to sculpt and define the body of your dreams. Don’t settle for less. Get out of your comfort zone (and off the couch) and try these ideas to get thinner thighs in a month.
If you love the water, swimming is a great way to lose fat and slim thighs. The jiggly-wiggly fat deposits that you hate will just wash away when you commit to pool workouts. Even if you are not a strong swimmer, dog paddling is a great thigh workout (if you do it often enough), but strive for more. Join a water aerobics class at your local pool, or, if you have your own pool, host an hour exercise class with a trained swimming instructor three times a week for a month. The results will amaze you! Swimming burns about 200 calories in 30 minutes. The water creates resistance that makes you work harder, but without stressing joints. Swimming laps will give you the sexy, thinner thighs that you deserve! Swim to slim!
If you have never jogged before, start slow. Some people avoid jogging because they think it makes them look silly, or that they are too out of shape, or… etc., etc., …the excuses go on and on. Jogging is really fun, as long as you do it at your own pace. Don’t be intimidated by joggers who have been jogging for years. Start where you are. Jogging is one of the best exercises for thinner thighs. If you begin now and begin a jogging regimen of 30 minutes, three times a week, you will definitely slim your thighs in 30 days. If you are uncomfortable jogging for 30 minutes, alternate walking with jogging. Wear good shoes and appropriate clothes. If you have thunder thighs, wear lose clothing (or tights) that make you feel comfortable. Before long, and after you see the amazing results of thinner thighs, you will want to continue jogging.
Women who have difficulty with fatty thighs usually the result of genetics, sedentary lifestyle, overeating, or all of the above. Typically, our hormones are transmitting signals to the brain to send unwanted fat to the lower body. For thinner thighs, you need to get moving. Try tennis! The side-to-side motion in tennis is great for slimming inner thighs. There are four muscle groups that make up the thighs: abductors (outer thighs), adductors (inner thighs), quadriceps (front of the thigh), and the hamstrings (back of the thigh). The adductors are the muscle group that gives us nightmares. The key to thinner thighs is targeting the adductors with exercises that use that muscle group. Tennis is the perfect exercise to tighten and tone inner thighs. Schedule a tennis match with a friend three times a week for 30 days. Results will vary upon your intensity and intentional movements. Make the most of your day on the court. Play to win.
Hail to the elliptical! An amazing machine, the elliptical is a miracle for inner thighs. The elliptical emulates stair climbing, walking, cross-country skiing all into one swift movement. Thighs really feel the workout as they build momentum and keep you in motion. Tune in your favorite music that keeps you motivated and in rhythm. Use the elliptical for 30 minutes three times a week for 30 days. If you are dedicated and disciplined, you will see fantastic results.
Take time to stretch and warm up before any workout. Avoid injury and strain by using the correct technique and form. Depending upon the exercise, sometimes when we workout more, we actually gain muscle in our thighs. Losing fat and building muscle without bulking up is important to a lot of people. If you don’t want to have thighs like a bodybuilder, ease up on the resistance exercises and choose endurance workouts (like jogging, swimming, walking, etc.).
Remember that with any exercise plan you need a healthy diet. Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will help you in your weight loss efforts – and slim down your thighs. Before beginning any new exercise program consult with your healthcare provider. If in doubt how to do these or any exercises, contact a professional fitness trainer for more information.