5 Exercises to Slim Down Thighs
1. Wall Squats - Front Thigh Exercise
Standing against a wall, extend your feet in front of you about 2 feet from the wall. Inhale, then while you exhale bend your knees and slide down the wall. Try to keep your head against the wall. You want to go down as far as you can to a sitting level. If your knees hurt then don't go down that far yet. Hold the position for 5-10 seconds, and then slide back up. With some practice you will be able to get in the sitting position and hold it for 1-2 minutes!
2. Lunges - Front Thigh Exercise
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Then take one step forward, with the heel landing first, and bend the knees to create resistance on the front leg. The back knee should be nearly touching the ground. Then go back up to a standing position. The next step forward should be made by the opposite leg.
3. Seated Hip Twist - Outer and Rear Thigh Exercise
Sit on the floor and extend your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your left knee and place your left foot over your right leg. Wrap your arms around your left knee and gently pull your knee towards your right shoulder. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Then repeat the steps using the other leg for one repetition.
4. Seated Butterfly - Inner Thigh Exercise
Sit on the floor with your back straight. Put the soles of your feet together and pull them in close to your body. You can also apply light pressure to your thighs by placing your hands on the inside of your knees and slightly pushing down. Hold this position for 20 seconds.
5. Seated Split Stretch - Inner Thigh Exercise
Sit on the floor and spread your legs out as far as possible in each direction. While in this position lean to one side and extend your hands toward your toes. Grab your foot if you can. Hold the position for 20 seconds. Then lean toward the opposite side and try to grab your other foot.
For each of these exercises you should try to complete 15-20 repetitions for one set. Once you can do one set easily add another one. If you can stick with it you should see results within 4-6 weeks. These exercises should be done 3-4 times a week, or every other day. That way your body has a day to rest and repair itself before the next workout. Also remember to stay hydrated while exercising by drinking plenty of water.
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