Daily Fit 4/11/19: How To Get Sleek, Strong Thighs

how to get sleek strong thighs

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Wellness Tip Of The Day: Trim your outer thighs with alternating curtsy lunges.

How To Do Them: Stand on an exercise mat with your feet hip-width apart. Shift your weight onto your left foot, pick up your right foot and reach it toward the back left corner of your mat (if you’re facing a mirror, you should be able to see your right foot behind and to the outside of your left foot). Lower into the lunge, lift up and return your right foot to its starting position as you shift your weight onto your right foot and repeat the same motion on the other side to complete one rep. Repeat on both sides 15 times. Want to make it harder? Add a standard squat in between alternating to each side.

Why They Work: The curtsy lunge is a super effective way to target your gluteus medius, one of your glute muscles that helps pull your legs away from the midline of your body. The gluteus medius is located in the area where we tend to develop “saddlebags” from prolonged periods of sitting and a general lack of physical activity (AKA wintertime hibernation mode). Curtsy lunges also strengthen both your hip abductors and adductors, further trimming and toning your thighs. [Swirled]

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