Everybody has their most hated pocket of body fat. For some the belly fat is the last to go away, for others it’s the inner thighs that cause the greatest trouble. Most women would say that every extra calorie they consume seems to magically find its way to their thighs – and that’s actually true.
Female bodies are designed to store a large part of the excess fat in this area because this mechanism helped our ancestors survive and nourish their offspring during difficult times when food was scarce. Today, we still have genes in our bodies that signal hormones to store the excess fat in our hips and thighs, even though we’re not at risk of starvation anymore.
Luckily, with the right set of exercises and a healthier diet, anyone can find their way to slim, sculpted hips and thighs. Exercise will help you eliminate cellulite and tone your legs to perfection, while melting the excess fat, given that you restrict your calorie intake as well. And did you know that the muscles in your legs are some of the largest and strongest muscles in your body? Targeting them with a good workout will give you the benefit of an increased metabolic rate, resulting with more fat getting burned in every part of your body all around the clock!
But why talk about it, when we could show you exactly how to most effectively hit that stubborn thigh fat with a great routine. It consists of plie squats, side lunges, squat & kick, skater hops, inner leg lifts, leg circles, outer leg lifts, fire hydrants and fire hydrant kicks, which are all the exercises you’ll ever need for shaping a great pair of legs.
Watch this video to see how to perform them with proper form:
Now, in order to make the best use of this workout and watch your inner thighs shrink right in front of your eyes, you need to create a calorie deficit by at least making a daily reduction of at least 1.000 calories. This step is absolutely crucial for pushing your body to use your stored fat as a primary source of fuel. And to make sure you’re not starving yourself, opt for as many smaller meals throughout the day as your schedule allows. Don’t go without a meal for longer than 3 hours and you’ll greatly reduce the risk of overeating at your next meal. In the meanwhile, curb your cravings by nibbling on small quantities of healthy snacks like nuts and fruits. Also, force yourself to drink more water than you’re used to – keeping your body well hydrated will help you with your workout, maintain a feeling of satiety and promote better overall health.
Stick with this regime long enough and you will never have the need to hide your legs again or feel like passing out after climbing a long stairway. Instead, you’ll be enjoying a newfound self-confidence, improved athletic performance and greater well-being.