Lose Thigh Fat Fast With These Slimming Exercises, Trainer Says
"Where did this cellulite come from on the back of my legs?" This is a common question I hear from many of my clients—myself included as a new mom and trainer. As women, we are more prone to cellulite due to our anatomies and higher levels of estrogen. So with the odds stacked against us, what can we do? Well, staying on top of your fitness game is major in order to shrink fat and tone up. So we've rounded up some of the best exercises to lose thigh fat fast and kick that cellulite to the curb.
Before we get into them, let's chat a bit more about cellulite. Cellulite occurs when fat cells gather in your body, creating pressure against your skin, and the "fibrous connective cords" that bind your skin to the muscle underneath it, yank down. Cellulite can create a dimpled appearance on your thighs, glutes, belly, and even hips. Although this common skin condition is completely harmless, it can be frustrating to deal with as you head into swimsuit season.
While exercise won't get rid of your cellulite completely, it can reduce its appearance by decreasing fat and increasing muscle mass in your body. This coupled with hydration, a nutrient-dense and veggie-filled diet, and dry brushing will ultimately diminish those unwanted divots. Plus, with these "little adapts," or positive lifestyle changes, you will feel strong and sculpted in no time.
Here are the best thigh exercises to burn fat, crush cellulite, and feel as slim as ever. Check them out below, and gear up to lose thigh fat fast. Next up, be sure to read The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Wide Second Squat
This is one of my all-time favorite barre exercises as it targets your inner and outer thighs, hamstrings, and glutes. Stand with your feet wider than your hips and your toes pointed out. Bring your hands to your heart's center. Lower your hips so they are in line with your knees, and press your knees back. Hold this for just a second, stacking your shoulders over your hips and pulling the crown of your head towards the ceiling. Straighten your legs back up and squeeze your glutes at the top. Do 10 reps and pulse 10x at the end.
I love this move to accentuate the inner thighs and quads. Start in a lunge with your right foot forward and your left foot back. Bend your knees and lower your hips, creating 90-degree angles with both legs. Move your left leg to the right about a foot towards the back right corner of the room, keeping your hips squared. Lift your hips up by squeezing your inner thighs, and then lower them back down just like in a traditional lunge. Do 10 reps and pulse 10x at the end. Repeat on the other leg.
This exercise best mimics chair pose in barre, and it's a real thigh and glute burner. Stand about 2 feet in front of a wall. Lower your butt down until your back is against the wall and your legs are parallel to the floor like you're sitting in a chair. Bring your hands to your heart's center, and hold for 30 seconds.
Repeat this series 2 more times for a killer workout, and kiss your cellulite goodbye!
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