While belly fat is a stubborn part of the body that many people would like to lose weight, there is another common area that we are going to discuss – and that is the thighs. To lose thigh fat, you need to eat a healthy diet with a calorie deficit, do your cardio and do resistance training. Selecting strength-training exercises that target your quads and hamstrings directly is also important. Read on to learn more before we get into the moves below.
When it comes to lower body exercises, there are three movement patterns you should incorporate into your leg day routine: squat, hinge, and lunge. Make sure to maintain the tension in your quads and hamstrings and focus each week on improving your performance. By forcing your body to work harder, you burn more calories, build more muscle and lose thigh fat.
Here’s a 10-minute workout you can do daily that will help you burn fat in your thighs. Set a timer for 10 minutes and perform as many sets of the following exercises in a row without rest. And then check out the 6 best exercises for strong and toned arms in 2022, Trainer says.
Begin this move by holding a dumbbell vertically in front of your chest. Keeping your core tight, push your hips back and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Drive through your heels and hips to get back up, flexing your quads and glutes to finish. Complete 10 reps.
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With a dumbbell in each hand, take a long step back with one leg. Plant your heel down firmly, then lower yourself until your back knee touches the floor. Push through with your front leg to come back up, then repeat with the other side. Complete 12 reps for each leg.
To perform this move, grab a pair of dumbbells and place them in front of you. Keeping your chest high and knees soft, push your hips back as you drag the weights down your thigh. Once you get a nice hamstring stretch, drive your hips forward and squeeze your glutes to finish. Perform 12 reps.
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Start this exercise by placing your legs hip-width apart. Keep your core tight and throw your arms and hips back at the same time. Swing your arms forward and jump as high as you can. Land gently into a half squat before jumping again. Complete 8 reps.
Tim Liu, CSCS
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more