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Sleeker Thighs in One Month

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Seven moves for sculpted, sexy legs, plus the best lower-body cardio and solutions for saddlebags and cellulite.

1. Roundhouse Kick/Squat

Forget complex weight machines and endless leg lifts. To sculpt sleek, sexy thighs, you need to move in a new direction, says Violet Zaki, group fitness instructor at Equinox Fitness Club in New York City. Explosive, multidimensional exercises target your inner and outer thighs, quads, and hamstrings in one dynamic shot. Zaki's workout is a fusion of martial arts, yoga, dance, and strength training that can be done anywhere -- no equipment required! These moves demand focus and balance, engaging your core as well as your thighs.

Do this routine three or four times a week (12 to 15 reps and two or three sets per exercise, except where indicated) and you'll see stronger, slimmer thighs in four weeks. Now that's a kick.

1. Roundhouse Kick/Squat

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees soft.
  • Hold fists under chin, palms in and elbows near rib cage, shoulders relaxed.
  • Pivot 45 degrees to the right.
  • Extend left leg out to side, pointing toes to the floor.
  • Do a roundhouse kick: Lift left knee as high as you comfortably can, turning outer thigh to face ceiling.
  • Extend leg, then retract it, keeping toes pointed.

  • Lower leg and pivot back to start, so toes point forward.
  • Squat down, keeping knees aligned with ankles.
  • Switch legs and repeat.

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JessicaBt wrote:

Hey Heather! Thanks for your great tips. I bought it and started to follow the steps and already see my cellulite go away. Thanks so much! Jess

3/19/2013 04:45:30 AM Report Abuse
BettePatterson6872 wrote:

Good movements for sleeker thighs. For a complete fitness program, I follow fitness and nutrition specialist Flavia del Monte's routines. It has workouts for complete body, dieting, and healthy food information. I am very satisfied with the results and recommend everybody. You may find it below :

7/21/2012 05:06:16 AM Report Abuse
marinakovac97 wrote:

drolibird is this working out for you?

12/13/2011 01:59:42 PM Report Abuse
drorlibird wrote:

I love that the title implies a timeline (one month) and that I don't need to buy any equipment for the workout. The recommendations and cardio exercises at the end give the feel of a holistic workout and this approach motivates me to target my thighs holistically for one month. Thanks for a great, motivating piece!

12/8/2011 03:16:16 AM Report Abuse

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