Unlike the upper body where fat build up is somehow visible, the lower body, especially the inner thigh, is a bit obstinate. Most women feel uneasy when they notice uneven bumps around the inner thigh area due to excess fat and this has pushed them to the limits to have thighs of their dreams.
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But truth be told; while most gimmick solutions are recommended out there, there are no quick fix solutions that can help shed and rid fat easily, quicker and faster. Some of the best and easy exercises that you can go about this without spending too much are as follows:
Get your body moving
One of the best ways to burn off fat is through cardiovascular exercise. It is an important strategy especially if your focus is to slim down and tone up.
The reason why cardio workout may be the first kicker is because it increases your caloric burning process, elevates metabolic reaction and raises your heart rate which somehow helps you to lose fat all around your body and not just specific areas. This means however much toning exercise you do for this area; nothing will change much because you will be working on the muscle underneath the fat and not the fat itself.
You must first lose fat deposition around this area through cardiovascular activity as you continue the process of firming and toning. Some consistent cardio activities plus healthy eating plan that will effectively work are cycling, brisk walking, hill walk, running, swimming, aerobics and dancing because these are a bit intense workouts that power your legs more. Perform these exercises at least 45 minutes every alternate day or before your strength training program.
Body weight exercise
When you don’t have access to fitness equipment, you can still use your own body weight to work out. A great example of this workout is adduction and abduction exercise. To effectively perform this exercise, you will need to lie on your side on the mat with your head fully supported by your forearm. With your upper legs slightly extended down and the lower one at an angle of 90 degrees from your upper body, lift your top leg a few times up and down towards the ceiling then lower it to its original position.
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You can have three to four sets of 15 repetitions. Turnover and repeat the sequences for the other leg. Add either ankle weights or resistance band which is a light weight fitness tool made of elastic rubber or latex to make workout more intense and difficult for great results. This side kicking series or lifts overtime not only works your thigh but also your hip region. Another good example is side lunge or a lunge with a step forward.
Adductor/ abductor Machine
Adductor / Abductor machine is a strength training machine used for toning and firming the inner and outer thighs. It is found in most gyms and allows one to sit with weights well tailored to one’s choosing depending on the intensity of the workout intended to be done.
It is a simple substitute for free body weight exercises. This machine holds your thighs as it moves your knees or bent legs together in a seated position in an inward motion that is while working the inner thigh or outward motion as you workout the outer thigh. To effectively use this machine at the gym, make sure you ask your trainer for guidance.
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