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Three Moves For Tight Thighs

Trim thigh jiggle for good with these three moves.
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Few women are totally happy with their thighs. But we can change all that right now. These three exercises will help you build strong, muscular and attractive quads.

Quad-Crash-Course

What To Do

• Perform the following three exercises two to three times a week. Make sure you have at least one rest day between these leg workouts.

• Beginners should do one set of 15 to 20 repetitions.

• Intermediates should go for 10 to 12 repetitions for two sets.

• Advanced trainers should use maximum weight for three sets of eight repetitions.

Quad Step-Up

Quad-Step-Up

Set Up: Stand very close to the side of a bench (six inches or less away); this will help target your quads more.

Action: Step one foot onto the bench and lift yourself up. Lower down slowly and repeat, alternating legs.

Note: Advanced trainers can increase the intensity by holding a pair of dumbbells.

Front Squat

Front-Squat

Set Up: This exercise may be difficult at first, but it may be easier if you place a block of wood under your heels. Hold a barbell across the front of your shoulders.

Action: Squat until your legs form 90-degree angles. Keep your head up and back straight.

Dumbbell Lunge

Dumbbell-Lunge

Set Up: Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands; beginners can start without. Keep your back straight.

Action: Take a small step forward and lunge, alternating legs with each rep. Keep your feet close to target the front of your quads.

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