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How To Tone Thighs Fast (+ Weight Loss Tips)
Sunday, 24 June 2018

 

When it comes to weight loss, many people struggle with losing weight from their thighs and bottoms. Not only are the thighs and bottom the primary sites for fat storage, but they are often the last locations to lose fat which can be incredibly frustrating!

So how do you go about toning the thighs? Well, before you can worry about eliminating the fat in your thighs, you must first pursue general weight loss techniques.

Losing Excess Weight

You cannot begin to see the benefits of having toned the muscles in your thighs or even your butt if you have excess weight on your body. The best way to resolve your toning issues is to first lose weight throughout your body overall, this including your thighs and your butt. Let’s look at how to do it:

 

Drink water

This goes without saying. If you want to lose weight, you must drink plenty of water. Not only does proper hydration help your body’s fat burning process but ample water consumption will flush toxins out of your system.

 

Healthy Snacking

Dieting is one of the hardest aspects of losing weight. For that reason, most health professionals will discourage you from going on hunger strikes. Eventually, you will give into your cravings and fall completely off your diet.

You are better off filling your days with multiple and frequent meals. Of course, you must prioritise nutritious food items over their processed counterparts. Keeping a few healthy snacks on hand and eating frequently will keep your cravings at bay whilst also allowing you to achieve the calorie deficit necessary to lose weight.

 

Physical Activity

While an appropriate exercise regimen will help you lose weight, you can improve your odds by pursuing an active lifestyle. Buy a standing desk, walk to work where possible and always use the stairs in every building you enter. Find ways of remaining in continuous motion and you will shed weight at a faster rate than you could possibly expect.

How to Tone Thighs Fast

 

If you can pursue the right exercise and dieting schemes, it won’t take you long to lose weight. Once your thighs lose all that excess fat, you can try some of the following activities and exercises to tone the muscles in those areas:

 

Squats

This is where most people start and for good reason. Nothing tones thighs quite like squats. They are straightforward in their execution and more than effective at not only making your legs and thighs smaller and more toned but also working the entire body.

 

Yoga

Yoga has a litany of moves, stretches, and positions that, if done right, will do wonders for your thighs and even your butt. The most effective of the lot is the Warrior III pose which involves putting your feet together and then lifting your left leg back whilst dropping your head forward until you form a horizontal line from left toe to head, with your weight firmly exerted on your right leg. Beginners will find the pose difficult to assume but with practice, it gets easier.

 

Dead Lifts

Deadlifts are pretty old school but they get the job done. They are also a little dangerous and require proper training and practice to prevent injuries.

Along with calf raises and lunges, most training professionals will encourage you to pursue resistance training because it not only tones the thighs but also works the whole body.

Of course, resistance training isn’t without its challenges and might require additional instruction for beginners to pursue it effectively.

Resistance Training Tips

The rigors of resistance training are sometimes over exaggerated. However, for beginners, they can be a bit of a challenge to start with. If you are completely new to exercising or have not been to the gym in a while, take the following considerations into account:

1) Exercise

Do not push yourself too hard in the beginning. Start with a few straightforward activities like squats, crunches, curls and leg presses with machines, and side lateral leg raises. Also incorporate some cardio as well as that’s great for fitness and fat burning.

2) Intensity

Resistance training is most effective when performed multiple exercises one after another with only a short period of rest in between. So it is important for you to only rest for no more than one minute between sets. Have a chat to an EFM trainer about the best way to go about your workout.

3) Plan

Do not just throw yourself into resistance training and hope for the best. Create a plan. Generate a list of those exercises and activities that you want to do. Determine the reps and sets you would like to do for any given exercise, figure out the rest periods that best suit you, determine an order for your exercises, and then make an effort to stick with your plan. This will help you to track your progress.

 

Toning your thighs requires commitment, especially if you have not exercised regularly or are carrying a few extra kilos. You just have to persevere and with the help of a fitness trainer, results could be just around the corner for you!

 

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