Who doesn’t want to have long, lean legs these days? Especially since summer is just around the corner, women can’t help but worry about how their legs look. If you want to show off shapely legs come the summer, you should start training your legs right this minute. You’re probably thinking of doing plenty of cardio workouts but don’t limit yourself to this kind of training because you also need to tone and sculpt those muscles. If you really want to show off those gorgeous glams, try these outer thigh workouts.
- Lateral jumps. For this exercise, you should start by standing straight and with your feet together. Jump to the right and as far as you can manage while landing on the same foot and squatting lightly. Jump towards the left and repeat the same steps. This is considered as one rep. Keep alternating your jumps until you complete 10 reps.
- Two pumps. Loop a mini band around your thighs then lie on your left side with your left hand supporting your head, while your left leg is bent and right leg extended. Keep your right hip stacked on top of the left. Keep your core tight. Flex your right foot as you lift it towards the ceiling. On your first pump, raise your right foot halfway then the second pump is to raise your foot as high as you can. Go back to your first position and repeat 10 to 12 times. Switch to the opposite side and repeat.
- Crossover lunges. In this exercise, you should step forward and across using your left foot and should be about 2 to 3 feet in front of as well as a few inches to the right side of your right foot. Lower yourself slowly right between your feet until your left thigh is parallel to the ground with your right knee almost touching the floor. Make sure that your upper body remains perpendicular to the ground and that both of your feet are facing forward as much as you can. Your knees should be at 90 degree angle with your left knee not going beyond your left toes. Slowly push yourself back up to your first position and repeat with the opposite leg.
- Up and over. Keep the mini band around your thighs while you lie on your left side with your upper body propped on your left elbow and forearm. Straighten your right leg and with your toes pointed, draw an arch from the front to the back using your right foot. The main goal in this workout is to bring your right leg perpendicular to your torso on the highest point of the arch. Do 20 reps for this leg before switching to the opposite leg.
These exercises are just a few thigh workouts that can work on your outer thigh. Incorporating these in your leg workouts is guaranteed to help tone and strengthen your leg muscles so you can flaunt those lean and beautiful legs when you step outside the house.