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Sleeker Thighs in 3 Moves

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1. Single-Leg Hip Curl

Targets hamstrings (back of thigh)
Lie faceup on floor, legs extended, arms at sides and heels shoulder-width apart on a stability ball. Raise hips toward ceiling and hold. Lift your right leg off the ball, pointing toes toward ceiling. Slowly pull the ball toward your body using your left leg; keep hips lifted. Roll back to start and repeat; do 8 to 10 reps per leg.

2. Flamingo Squat

Targets quads (front of thigh)
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Raise right leg about 3 inches off the floor and squat down with left leg, bending knee about 45 degrees. Straighten leg and repeat, balancing on left side; keep right leg elevated. Do 8 to 10 reps per side.

3. Single-Leg Knee Adduction

Targets adductors (inner thighs)
Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, lift right leg off the floor, bending right knee 90 degrees; keep hands on hips. Bring right leg 45 degrees away from body, balancing on left leg. From this position, bring right knee toward right side and back toward center. Do 8 to 10 reps; return to start and repeat on opposite side.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, December 2006.

 

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jporter17 wrote:

Have to try these moves. May make my legs look better riding 50 miles bicycling.

2/26/2013 03:52:03 PM Report Abuse
email55 wrote:

please add the pilates exercises

2/12/2013 09:51:00 AM Report Abuse
erlaf_ika2582 wrote:

Cassey Ho from Pop pilates does a lot of these moves.

2/20/2012 07:43:21 PM Report Abuse
auntybiowa wrote:

hi i check out your workouts every day i use alot of them i enjoy them i try to get at least 30 min every morning this morning i got 21 min but i was doing a fast work out . all i need is to get rid of flab on my arms and thights were i have lost weight i ony way 115 lbs and dr . told me to gain 4 lbs so now i need help with flab ,and i walk outside when weather is nice the other day i work out and walk 1;41 of a mile . so iqant to thank all of u for giving me the help me to get up and go ,

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