We all are different. Some might have an athletic physique, others may be pear-shaped or top-heavy or, perhaps, skinny. While voluptuousness is celebrated enough, toning certain area is important if you want to flaunt your dream body.
Speaking of this, the most complicated part of the body when it comes to fat reduction is the thigh area. A lot has been said about this and there’s something we want you to know. Spot-reduction has never and will never take you anywhere. To lose the stubborn thigh fat, you got to up your fitness game and incorporate something upfront in your routine. To sum it up, you cannot do inner thigh exercises and expect the nice, toned thighs. No! You got to wake up from that delusion and do the real thing.
Getting rid of thigh fat means you need to bring about a substantial change in your fitness plan and eating habits.
In this blog post, we bring you 5 tried and tested approaches to shed that thigh fat. You are free to choose what suits you best and have your pick put into action. Without any further delay, let’s get started.
If you already do cardio, then we suggest you increase it. And if you do not, well then we recommend you incorporate cardio into your workout routine. Include running, jogging, and biking. If you are someone with joint problems, then resort to low-impact activity, such as swimming or walking.
As we said, you need to lose weight overall for your thighs to look toned. And for that, you got to burn more calories than you take in. Cardio is the most suitable way to up your calorie burn as it includes exercise which helps in leg toning. It is recommended to practice heart-pumping cardiovascular exercises for a good 2 hours 30 minutes per week.
Ensure that you do not over train yourself as it can cause serious mental and physical exhaustion. Excess of anything does no good. So, give your body its well-deserved amount of time to rest and repair.
As we spoke about cardio, it is paramount to understand that cardio and strength training goes hand in hand. Also, it is even more important to highlight that woman who lifts weight ends up being “bulk up” is a myth and should not be paid heed. In fact, it is an excellent way to build your muscle and burn the calories. This method involves resistance such as weights (hand weights), resistance bands, and your own body weight (planks, and squats) to build muscles and strength.
Furthermore, it strengthens your bone and helps in improving balance and coordination. Other than this, it also improves one’s flexibility. This means that you will encounter fewer falls and will not hurt yourself. Above all, it helps in achieving the target of eliminating the stubborn fat since it increases the lean body mass. By lean body mass, we mean there is more muscle mass and less fat.
For the best turnout, it is advised to practice strength exercises for at least 20 to 30 minutes 2 or 3 days per week.
Salt and refined sugar:
Salt is the root cause of building of fat. It makes the body retain excess water. As a result, the whole body gets bloated especially the thighs.
As soon as you work on this and cut down on salt intake, you will witness a magical change in how you feel and how differently your clothes would fit. We know this is quite a difficult task but start with getting rid of all processed foods like sauces, canned veggies, and soups which have a high sodium content. Instead of these, inculcate fresh, nutritious and wholesome food items in your diet. Add more anti-oxidant rich foods as they help flush out the toxins and speed up weight loss.
Moreover, strictly avoid sugary and carbonated beverages. Once you can cast these aside, the rest itself would become easy when you will consider cutting on the refined sugar.
Inner thigh toning exercises:
Okay, by now you must have switched the diet, considered increasing the cardio and incorporated strength training. Now let’s view a few exercises which cater to the thigh area.
Your thigh muscles run diagonally and not vertically as with quadriceps. Hence, you must include exercises incorporating different angles and moves in different directions. One such exercise is cross-behind lunges – also known as curtsy lunges. These are a great way to target the stubborn thigh fat. Other than this, Plié Squat is another way to tone those thighs out. This is a fun variation of the regular squat and is more intense.
Skaters are another great exercise to include in your workout regime. Not only does it get your heart pumping but also targets the outer thigh area. Make it your goal to at least perform these exercises 8 to 10 times 3 times per week. And then bask in the glory of slimmer, smarter and toned thighs.
CoolSculpting to Eliminate Fat and Tone Thighs:
This process is non-surgical, non-invasive and more importantly, approved by the FDA. As the name suggests, it is a cooling technique specifically dedicated to reducing fat in the targeted areas. Moreover, it does not involve anesthesia, needles, or incisions.
To be precise, this method of fat reduction is based on Cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze and ultimately destroy the fat cells. We highly recommend this procedure as this was specially created to deal with stubborn fat, such as the inner thigh which both diet and exercise fail to act on.
For the record, there are minor side effects involved but they are temporary and subside within a few days. The side effects may involve swelling, bruising, itching and sensitivity. Besides this, CoolSculpting is not meant for the ones with the history of Raynaud’s disease or severe sensitivity to cold temperatures.
As for the duration, the procedure consumes about 35 minutes for each thigh and the best part is that you can go on with your day-to-day activities immediately after having gone through the session.
To sum everything up, keep in mind that nothing happens overnight and that elimination of thigh fat requires patience and unwavering dedication. So, hold on to that rope of hope and stick to your workout routine and the changes you made in your lifestyle.