5 Highly Efficient Thigh Toning Exercises

Doing exercises to tone your thighs that will also target your calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, tensors, adductors, and other thigh muscles will build lower body strength, improve posture, burn calories, and build lean muscle. The right balance of fat and muscle in your thighs can make you look really attractive in any outfit – be it an A-line skirt or a pair of boyfriend jeans. But you don’t have to have skinny thighs for that. Your thighs can look toned and sexy if you do the right exercises.

Before you start toning your thighs though, never ignore the warm up!

It is extremely important that you warm up before you start doing thigh toning exercises. This will prepare your body and mind for the exercises. A warm-up will increase blood flow to your muscles, improve the flexibility of your muscles and bones, activate the central nervous system, and reduce the risk of sore muscles and injury.

Do these 8 thigh toning exercises for 20-30 minutes a day and tone your thighs in 2 weeks. You don’t have to train for hours to get shapely thighs.

1. Squats – Target The Thighs And Hips

Start by standing straight with your feet slightly apart (more than shoulder-width distance).

Keep your core engaged and shoulders relaxed. Extend your arms in front of you.

Flex them and bring them in front of your chest as you squat.

From your starting position, flex your knees and go down as if you are going to sit on a chair. Make sure to keep your knees behind your toes.

Hold for a second and then come up.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.

2. Single-Leg Deadlifts - Target The Hamstrings and The Glutes

Holding a kettlebell in your right hand, stand on your left leg with palms towards your thighs. Keep your left leg slightly bent.

Lean forward, extending right leg straight behind you, until torso is parallel to the floor, and kettlebell lowers straight down until almost touching the floor.

Drive into your left heel to return to the standing position.

For an extra challenge, at the end of this move, lift your right leg until it forms a 90-degree angle, then return to start. That’s one rep.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.

3. Lateral Lunges - Target the Quadriceps

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands clasped in front of your chest.

Take a big step to the side with your right leg, then push your hips back, bend your right knee, and lower your body until your right knee is bent 90 degrees.

This should take about two seconds. Push back to start. That's one rep.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.

4. Reverse Lunges With Knee Lifts - Target the Glutes, Hamstrings and Quads

Start standing with your feet about shoulder-width apart.

Step backward with your left foot, landing on the ball of your foot and bending both knees to create two 90-degree angles.

Push through your right heel to return to standing. As you stand up, thrust your left knee toward your chest. That's one rep.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.

5. Romanian Deadlifts - Target Hip Joints and Lower Back

Holding a kettlebell or (two dumbbells) in your hands, stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.

Position the kettlebell in front of your thighs, palms facing your body.

Keeping your knees slightly bent, press your hips back as you bend at the waist and lower the weights toward the floor.

Squeeze your glutes to return to standing. That's one rep.

Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.