Ways to Tone and Strengthen Your Thighs

You have heard about the benefits of exercising your thighs. You are looking forward to losing those unwanted pounds from your thighs. However, you don’t want to spend too much money on expensive gym equipment or go out and risk injury while doing it. That’s why you are thinking that there must be some other way than going to the gym that will allow you to get results faster without having any risks involved.

There are many ways to tone and strengthen your thighs. Some of them involve stretching, yoga, Pilates, weights, etc. There are also various methods that you can do yourself at home. All these methods can be effective if used properly but they all require time and effort which may not always be available when you need it most.

If you are one of those people who does not like to put up with the hassle and work involved in getting results then here is something that might interest you. It involves no equipment, no special clothing, no special diet and it doesn’t even involve working out at all!

It involves nothing except a mirror and a piece of paper. No special training techniques or anything else required. This method is completely free.

This method is called the thigh gap and it involves doing the side-of-thigh exercise which strengthens the muscles in your thighs. This will tone them and make them appear slimmer as well as giving you a thigh gap.

Doing this does take some preparation though. You will need to find a full length mirror and stand in front of it so that you can see your thighs from the side. Make sure you are wearing shorts or a skirt that you can easily move in.

Lift your leg off the ground and try to touch your knee to your shoulder. Do this slowly so you can feel the inner thigh muscles stretch. Hold the pose for as long as is comfortable and then repeat on the other side. You may not be able to touch your knee to your shoulder at first but keep practicing and you will soon be able to do it.

This pose will strengthen the muscles in your inner thighs and give you that tone, lean look that so many women desire. You may even notice a gradual decrease in the size of your thighs.

If you don’t want to do the pose in front of a mirror then you should at least do it in front of other people because nobody wants flabby inner thighs!

If you feel that this exercise is too difficult then start out by just standing and lifting one leg off the ground. Lean forward so your raised leg is almost touching the floor. As you get stronger, lean foward more until you can touch your knee to your shoulder.

As you get more experienced at this exercise you will notice your thighs getting smaller and more firm looking.

Get started on your thigh gap and enjoy the benefits that come with it.

The Thigh Gap is not just a beauty trend, it’s a health issue too.

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Sources & references used in this article:

Water exercise by M White – 1995 – books.google.com

Pilates for Every Body: Strengthen, Lengthen, and Tone–with this Complete 3-week Body Makeover by B Siler – 2000 – Harmony

Sandbag Training Bible: Functional Workouts To Tone, Sculpt and Strengthen your Entire Body by D Austin – 2003 – books.google.com

Thighs Matter by B Hirshberg – 2015 – books.google.com

Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You by R Hittleman – 1969 – Workman Publishing

Assessment of Kegel pelvic muscle exercise performance after brief verbal instruction by Y Zake, S Golden – 2003 – Harmony