I have very fat thighs, what exercises will get rid of them?

exercises for fat thighsI cycle a lot and have been doing more leg exercises, but surely I will need to go on the treadmill again and do some cardio training . . . .

Or is this not the way?

Is there another machine to use that really sculpts the legs – spinning classes maybe?

Also I wanted to start squash and tennis again, maybe football.

Something to get them into shape – can I really just rely on treadmill?


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  1. ny, 01 June, 2010

    jogging is an excellent exercise because it let you lose weight
    evenly throughout your whole body. If you want to lose weight in
    specific areas, you should target them with exercises. If they are
    your problem areas, they will be very difficult to tone. You will have
    to work double on them. The best approach is this:
    1. Lower/control your daily calorie intake (control for normal
    weight, lower for overweight).
    2. Run/jog to lower your overall body fat percentage.
    3. Target your problem areas with exercises.
    Side Lunge Slide
    Stand with feet hip-width apart, left foot resting on a paper plate.
    Bend the right leg while sliding the left foot to the side, torso
    upright and abs in. Slowly slide left foot back to starting position,
    repeating 8-12 times. Switch legs and repeat for 2-3 sets.

    Lunge Slide
    Stand with feet hip-width apart, left foot resting on a paper plate.
    Bend the right leg while sliding the left foot back into a lunge
    position, keeping the right knee behind the toe, torso upright and abs
    in. Slowly slide left foot back to starting position and repeat 8-12
    times. Switch legs and repeat on each leg for 2-3 sets.

    Front One-Legged Squat
    Stand on a step or small platform. Lift left leg out in front of step
    and bend the right leg, bringing the toe of the left foot to the
    floor. Touch the floor lightly and keep the knee of the bent leg in
    line with toes. Straighten the right leg and repeat 8-12 times. Switch
    legs and repeat for 2-3 sets.

    Chair Squat
    Stand in front of a chair with feet hip-width apart, abs in and torso
    straight. Slowly bend your knees and lower and until you’re almost
    touching your butt to the chair. Hold for 2-3 seconds, knees behind
    the toes, and straighten. Repeat for 12-16 reps, 2-3 sets.

    Heel Drops with Leg Extension
    Stand on step or platform with left leg on the step, right leg
    hanging off the side. Bend the left leg and lower the right foot
    towards the floor (a few inches). Straighten the left leg and bring
    the right leg out to the side, foot flexed, in a leg extension. Repeat
    8-12 times, switch legs for 2-3 sets.

    Hip Extension
    On a flat or inclined step or platform, lie facedown with hips on the
    edge of the step, legs straight out behind you with toes resting
    lightly on the floor. Squeeze the glutes and hamstrings and straighten
    the legs until they are level with the hips. Hold for 2-3 seconds, and
    lower letting toes lightly touch the floor. Repeat for 2-3 sets of
    8-12 repetitions.

  2. Zander, 01 June, 2010

    Wii Fit is very good for stuff like that.

  3. Happy, 01 June, 2010

    I have the same problem…but running and dancing are the best….Personal experience….but i m still trying to lose more….

  4. Nicole♥, 01 June, 2010

    You could start by doing wall chairs. Simple exercise that will slim your legs, while getting rid of cellulite and toning your butt. It will add muscle, but gets rid of fat for nicer legs.

    1) Put your back to the wall.
    2) put your feet a few feet in front of you.
    3) slide down the wall until the back of your knees is in a 90 degree angle.
    4) Stay in this position for around… 5-10 minutes or until yous start to feel a burning feeling.

    A treadmill is really good for leg muscle and arm muscle.. not really burning to much fat or cellulite. Squash would be really good for helping with this… and also before and after you play do burpies, crunches and body tilts.

    Body Tilt:
    Get down on your knees. have your legs belt and laying flat on the ground, straight, underneath you.
    Now, without putting your hands on the ground, move your whole top body (From your knees up) backwards until your almost like laying down, the with no hands, pull your own body back up. This will tone your butt and upper legs and for a bonus, stomach!

  5. Superh, 01 June, 2010


    Yes you are correct – good cardio is the fastest way to reduce your thighs. But remember a cardiovascular exercise that focuses More on the legs (like cycling for example) wont reduce the fa tin your legs more, it will do it the same as any other cardio.

    Spot reduction AKA losing fat from one area of the body is impossible and it is only a myth. Your body takes fat from everywhere till the overall percentage is lower.

  6. Unknown, 01 June, 2010

    Leg lifts.

  7. Lonestar_d, 01 June, 2010

    With the right diet targeting fat loss, and muscle retention, those thighs should be gone in no time at all. It takes will power and the right routine though. The exercise part is only 1 hour a day 5 days a week. The reason you need 1 hour is that the first 20 minutes or so, you will not burn stored fat. You did not mention is you are a male or female so it is difficult to tell you the amount of calories that you would target for the diet. But most certainly remove the sugar, and keep the carbs under 30 grams a day.

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