VIDEO: Equipment-free home workout for toned thighs

Is there any woman who doesn’t want toned and shapely thighs? But the struggle to keep this biggest muscle of the body in shape is a tough one, especially because lower body accumulates calories and gets bulky very quickly. Don’t fret though. One must never underestimate the power of exercising. And guess what, you don’t even need the fancy gym paraphernalia to build toned thighs. Here we bring you an equipment-free home leg sculpting workout that will make you feel strong and will reshape your lower body.

These exercises will help you sculpt your butt, hamstrings, quads, thighs and calves.

Lunges

Note: It is important to do lunges correctly so that you don’t put any unwanted strain on your joints.

Plyometric squat

Plyometric squat
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Plyometric squat

To do this exercise, stand with your feet hip-width apart. Lower your back and bend you knees. Your thighs should be parallel to the floor (squat position). Now, explosively push off the floor with both feet while jumping up and come back to the squat position immediately. Repeat 10-15 times.

Single leg circle

Single leg circle
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Single leg circle

To perform this exercise, lie down on you back with hands by your side. Now, raise one of your legs towards the ceiling and start making a circle by moving the leg clockwise. Make sure your other leg is lying straight on the floor. Rotate the leg 8-10 times. Repeat with the other leg. After a clockwise circuit, rotate anticlockwise for both legs.

Outer and inner thigh kick stretch

Outer and inner thigh kick stretch
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Outer and inner thigh kick stretch

To do this exercise, you will need a chair. Stand and hold the back of the chair. Come on your toes and bring your right leg across your body and in front of your left leg. Now swing it back to the right side as far as you can and then towards the left again. Swing it for 10-15 times. Repeat it with the other leg.

Sumo squats

Sumo squat
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Sumo squat

Sumo squats are different from the traditional squats due to difference in the positioning of the feet. In sumo squats, your feet are placed wider and toes are angled towards outside. To perform this exercise, stand straight with your legs more than hip-width apart. Now, bend your hips and knees such that your thighs become parallel to the floor. Stay in this position for 5 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times.

Medium width squat

Medium width squat
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Medium width squat

 Close grip squats
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Close grip squats

Top Comment

Yes, indeed the exercises shown here can be beneficial for both men and women ~ Sanjeev Nanda. A very informative and useful article for those who wish to keep their bodies fit and healthy.Arijit Choudhury

To perform this exercise, stand straight with your legs hip-width apart. Now, come to squat position by bending your knees to the extent that your thighs become parallel to the ground. Hold your left elbow with your right hand and your right elbow with your left hand. Now stay in this position and open your knees outwards and bring them back to the original position. Do this open and closing of knees for 10-12 time.