What Are The Best Outer Thigh Exercises

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Are you aiming to rock those tighter jeans, shorts or new dress you’ve bought to flaunt your toned legs? Look no further than these top outer thigh exercises to build shape and tone your leg muscles like you’ve never seen them before…

But why is training outer thighs important?

Strengthening these often-neglected muscles not only enhances symmetry but also improves overall lower body strength and stability. Strong outer thigh muscles can help stabilize the knees and hips, reducing the risk of injuries such as strains and sprains, particularly during activities that involve lateral movements or sudden changes in direction. Not only this but exercises such as squats and deadlifts will greatly benefit from stronger all-round thighs.

Best Outer Thigh Exercises..

  1. Side Leg Raises: Start by lying on your side with legs stacked and extended. Lift your top leg towards the ceiling, keeping it straight, then lower it back down with control. This can also be done by attaching an ankle support on the cable system for added resistance.
  2. Lateral Lunges: Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Step to the side with your right foot, keeping your left leg straight. Bend your right knee, lowering your body into a lunge position while keeping your left leg straight. Push through your right heel to return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Hip Abduction Machine: This machine is specifically designed to target the outer thigh muscles. Sit on the machine with your legs comfortably positioned against the pads. Push your legs outward against the resistance, then slowly release back to the starting position. Adjust the weight according to your thigh strength on this one.
  4. Clamshells: Lie on your side with your knees bent and stacked on top of each other. Keeping your feet together, open your top knee as far as you can, then return to the starting position.
  5. Skater Lunges: Start by standing upright with your feet hip-width apart. Take a big step diagonally backward with one foot, crossing it behind your other leg. Bend your knees and lower your body into a lunge position. Push off the floor and jump sideways to the opposite side, landing on the opposite foot and crossing the other foot behind. Repeat, alternating sides. Try adding dumbbells to this for an immense leg workout!

Don’t neglect the muscles you think no-one trains, or the ones you can’t see…they all play their role. Try adding some of these into your next workout in the app by using the ‘edit’ then plus (+) icon.

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