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    How can I tighten my thigh muscles?

    Overall, I am satisfied with my weight. However, I would like to be a bit more toned especially in the thigh area… what's the best way to achieve tigher looking thighs?
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  • Ben Toleafoa

    Exercise Physiologist

    I am an Exercise Physiologist currently working in Health and Fitness. Have previously worked in Seniors health programs, also spinal injury rehabilitation programs. My passion … View Profile

    Squats are a great exercise to strengthen and tone thighs. The great thing about the squat exercise is that it engages all muscles of the legs not just the thigh area. From lower back, gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and abductors (inner thighs) to calves or lower legs. 
    A body weight squat is the simplest form that you can perform. The key points for this technique are:

    1- stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart
    2- Bend knees and hips to simulate a sitting motion
    3- lower your hips until thighs are horizontal keeping your knees behind your toes and torso parallel to lower legs
    4- raise back up to stading position keeping head in neutral position and back straight.

  • Dr Richard Wong

    Personal Trainer

    Qualified with a B: Human Movement Science and Certificate. I grew up with sport. I competed succesfully at a state and national level as a … View Profile

    Ensure your program includes a structured weight training program. Depending on how long you have been weight training for, then you could look at splitting your body parts for different days. You can include exercises like squats, lunges, (dynamic and static), leg press with different widths, front squats and hack squats. Make sure the majority of your exercises are compound. Play around with the speeds and reps will help you to tone your legs faster. Ensure you have a specific nutrition plan to accommodate your weight training. Ensure you have a protein shake after your weight training, from whey protein isolate. 

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