It is easier to shed unwanted pounds from the body, but is difficult if you are trying to lose weight from the outer thighs. This can be very frustrating to women to work out hard to lose those unwanted pounds from thighs. However, the good news is that the right workouts targeted at your outer thighs can help you lose that stubborn fat.
Here are the best exercises for outer thighs:
1. Side leg raises with resistance band
All you need to do this exercise is a band. Anyone can do this simple exercise at the comforts of home. Get the exercise band and stand erect in the middle of the band with the ends tightly grabbed in your hands. Stretch the legs in a slow motion about 10 times. Come back to the original position and perform the stretch with your other leg.
2. Write alphabets in the air
It is a simple exercise and can be performed while sitting on a chair. Using each leg, write different alphabets in the air. There are 26 English alphabets and you can write 13 letters each with one leg. It might look tiring in the beginning, but you will get over the challenge when you repeat the same for few days.
3. Leg circles
Another exercise that might look simple, but it can be challenging at you do it. This exercise shapes your outer thighs. Lie on the floor with hands by your side and palms facing down. Gently lift the right foot and make the sole of the feet face the ceiling. Keep the hips steady and make leg circles in the clockwise direction for 10 times and in anticlockwise direction another 10 times. Move your legs to the original position. Perform the same exercise with the other leg.
Lunges are the great exercise for glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles. They require no special equipment, very easy and efficient to sculpt your outer thighs. Stand up straight with your feet apart at hip width. Hold the hands to the side of the body. Keep the head upright with your gaze straight ahead. Kneel with you right knee at a right angle and upper right leg parallel to the floor. Left toes will touch the ground. Then push yourself upward with right foot. Return to the original position and stand straight with your feet hip width apart. Do about 10 reps and perform the same with the other leg.
Stand up on a sturdy step stool and place your left foot on the center of the seat. Step on the stool and bring the right feet forwards and upwards. Lower yourself and come to the original position on the ground. Perform the same with the other legs. Do such 25-30 reps.
Perform the simple outer thigh exercises and tone up your thighs. Leggings, shorts and jeans are all the latest fashion craze for women. You can look good in these when you have toned thighs.