Friday, June 4, 2010

Exercises For Thighs

Our bodies largest muscle groups are found in our thighs. Therefor it is very important that we carry out exercises for thighs in order to maintain good health and posture. There are some compound thigh exercises that work all the main muscles in our legs. Try these exercises and tone up your thighs. They should be carried out at least 3 times per week, 3 sets of 15 repetitions.

1. Lunges - Lunges work our quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. They can be quite intensive but probably the best all round exercise for your thighs. Take a step forward with one foot. Now slowly lower your rear knee to the ground. Raise the knee up, step back and alternate legs. This should be a dipping motion, make sure you keep your back straight and hands on your hips. You can if you like do a full set with one leg before you switch. To make it harder, try holding weights while you perform lunges.

2. Squats - Squats are an easier version of lunges, working the same muscle groups. To perform squats you have to imagine that it is a sitting down motion. Simply lower your back side slowly until it is level with your knees. Make sure your knees do not pass the point of your toes. You will need to bend at the waist, leaning forward. Now slowly raise yourself back up. Keep your hands on your hips and a straight back.

3. Prone Leg Extensions Prone leg extensions target your glutes and hamstrings at the rear of your thighs. Get into the prone position which is basically on your hands and knees, body level with the floor. Maintaining the bend of your knee, raise one leg into the air until your thighs are level with the floor and the rest of your body. Slowly lower to the ground. You can repeat the full set with each leg, or swap legs after each repetition. To make it harder, you can buy some ankle weights.

These are the three primary Exercises For Thighs, if you carry them out as above then you should begin to see improved muscle tone in about 2 weeks.

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