Lynnette Joselly: How to Get Sexy and Toned Thighs

How to Get Sexy and Toned Thighs

Being slim comes natural to me but I still like to do a few exercises to tone my body. Thanks to Amber Edwards, group fitness manager at Equinox Soho in New York City for providing a few steps on how to make thighs firmer and sexier! So try these moves out with me and lets get some killer legs together.

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The Plyometric Lunge

Start in a lunge position with your right leg in front. Your front knee should be bent so that it is directly over the heel, forming a 90 degree angle. Jump straight up as you switch legs, landing in a lunge position with your left leg in front. Repeat this, alternating legs, eight times.

The Plie Squat

Start with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width, with your toes pointed out on a diagonal. Squat down with your knees opening wide until they are almost in line with your hips. Hold this position for three seconds and start again, repeating eight times.

The Ball Squeeze

Lie on the floor with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Place a ball or similar object between your knees. Squeeze your thighs into the ball as you lift your hips off the floor into a bridge position, keeping shoulders and arms on the floor. Continue squeezing the ball as you slowly lower your hips down to the floor. Repeat eight times and rest. Then do another set of eight.

The Curtsy Lunge

Start in a standing position with your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Lift your left foot and cross it behind your right leg, wide enough so that both knees can bend into a deep curtsy. Return your left foot to the standing position and switch legs so that the right foot crosses behind the left leg into a curtsy. Repeat this eight times on each side.

Straight Leg Circles

Lie on a mat, keeping your tail bone on the mat. With your left knee bent and foot on the floor, lift your right leg straight up and point your toe, lengthening as much as possible. Slowly rotate your right leg outward and around into a wide circle, keeping your back and hips on the mat. Do eight outward rotations, and then do eight inward rotations. Switch legs and repeat.

The Criss-Cross

Lie on the mat with your hands under your hips (to provide support for your back). Pull your abs in to allow your shoulders to come up off the mat as you lift your legs into a 45-degree angle off the floor. Keeping your legs straight and toes pointed, cross your right leg over the left and switch. Repeat for 15 seconds and rest. Do three sets.

The Lateral Lunge

Start in a standing position with your toes pointed forward and one dumbbell in each hand. Step the right foot directly out to the right side and bend your right knee low enough to tap the dumbbells on the floor. Pull your right leg in as you rise up to a standing position, bending your elbows into a bicep curl. Repeat with the left leg. Do this eight times on each side.

Source: Cosmopolitan

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