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Postpartum Weight Loss- Best Way to Tone the Inner and Outer Thigh

Posted Sep 08 2009 10:01pm

To Sara of Fit by Sara: “What’s the best way to tone up my inner and outer thighs?”

From Sara of Fit by Sara: “This question is three fold.  First of all, how you eat will effect your body fat.  Usually women gain weight in the hips and thighs.  Take note of what foods you may be eating that are contributing to adding body fat, and/or keeping it on.  That’s not to say to deprive yourself!  Believe me, I eat my share of chips, and sugary snacks, but in moderation!  The second part is to be aware of what exercises strengthen and tone your body.  To target the inner thigh, do exercise where you bring your leg towards your body (i.e., working the adductors…note the “add”).  So you could do this by laying on your side, cross the top leg over the bottom, and lift the bottom leg straight up, while squeezing your inner thigh.  Do 10-20 reps for 3 sets (add pulses as you get stronger).  Conversely, if you want to target the outer thigh, do exercises where you bring your leg away from your body (i.e., working the abductors).  Lay on your side bend the bottom leg for support, then lift your top leg approximately one foot away from your bottom leg (don’t raise it too high, or your not targeting the outer thigh).  Do 10-20 reps for 3 sets (add pulses as you get stronger). The third part is to implement cardio workouts where you get your heart rate up for 30-45 min. 3-5 X per week.  A great cardio workout to tone the inner and outer thigh is kickboxing.  For more info check out Total Body Toning –burn fat, lose weight, and tone from head to toe in just 30 min. 3 x per week!” -Sara Holliday

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