Inner & Outer Thigh Toning Workouts At Your Desk
Summer is finally here! And that means you’ll be showing off your thighs in shorts, skirts, and swimsuits! But if you don't feel ready to flaunt your thighs, and if you’re also short on time, there’s actually quite a few things you can do in the office.
We’ve compiled the best of these time-saving, simple yet effective exercises! Here are the top 5 thigh-toning exercises that you can do at your desk:
This modified squat exercise involves one leg and a chair. Make sure your chair is stable, so it doesn’t roll out from under you. To begin the exercise, sit with your buttocks towards the front half of the seat. Then plant one foot on the floor, with the other leg raised slightly out in front. Keep your hands on the armrest of the chair to help support and balance you. Now slowly raise your butt off the seat roughly six inches, hold for one count, and then lower yourself back to the starting position. Repeat with the other leg. Do 30 reps.
To begin this exercise, sit upfront on your chair with your hands resting on the chair for leverage. Then straighten one leg out in front of you, hold this position for five seconds, and then go back to the starting position. You’ll want to engage your quadriceps muscle as much as possible. Do this 20 times.
Thigh Muscle Contractions
Did you know that muscle strengthening and toning can actually be done without even moving your muscles at all? To do this, you’ll want to focus on the inner thighs. Contract your inner thigh muscles as much as you can, and hold for five seconds. Then relax and repeat 20 times. Switch to the outer thigh muscles by contracting these muscles as much as you can, holding for a few seconds, and then releasing. Continue this isometric contraction with the back of your thighs.
For this exercise, you’ll want to sit upright in your chair with your hands on the armrests for support. Then bend one knee slightly so that it’s at about a 90-degree angle. Begin lifting your leg up towards your body so that your knee is being driven towards your chest. Then carefully lower your leg back to starting position. Do this 20 times for each leg.
Inner Thigh Adduction
To start this exercise, use an object that is squeezable, like a rolled-up towel, book, or sweater. Then place the object between your knees, and sit up straight with your abs tucked in. Squeeze the object with full force, hold for a few seconds, and then release. Do this 60 times.
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