You may have heard about the thigh gap that most women want to have, which is the area between your thighs. While genetics and bone structure have a large impact on this area of your legs, some people may be able to reduce the size of their thighs. It may take some hard work and a change in your regular workout, but you can possibly lose inches in this area to attain slimmer thighs. See below for 5 exercises to help you slim your thighs and achieve a thigh gap.
1. Plie Squats
Begin with your feet hip width apart, hands on your hips. Move your left leg behind the right leg so your legs are scissored. Be sure to keep your hips square and facing forward. Lower yourself into a squat position, being sure to keep your hips square throughout the movement. Also be sure your left leg is far enough back that your right knee does not bend over your right foot. If it is, move the left leg back a little more. Repeat the squat ten more times on that leg, then switch legs (moving the right leg behind the left).
2. Skater Jumps
Skater jumps is a movement to mimic skating. Stand on one foot with the other leg bent. Hop horizontally so you land on the opposite foot, then hop back again. Continue this movement, picking up the pace as you move. Repeat these jumps for 30 seconds.
3. Wall Sit
Lean with your back firm against the wall, then lower yourself into a sitting position, keeping your back against the wall. Hold your glutes, thighs and core tight as you sit. Continue to sit in this position for 30 seconds. If 30 seconds is too much to start, try 15 instead. As you continue to do this exercise, you can add more time.
4. Hamstring Curls
Lay flat on the floor on your stomach with your legs behind you. Bend your knees, bringing your legs up into a curl position, holding your hamstrings tight as you do. Lower your legs back to the starting position, then repeat the exercise. Do 20 reps of this exercise.
5. Pulse Squat
Stand with a weight in your hands, your feet pointed out and a little more than hip width apart. Lower yourself into a squat position, then pulse up and down in this position, never fully raising yourself into the start position. Repeat this pulse squat for 30 seconds.
These exercises will help tone and slim your thighs, helping to get you on your way to that thigh gap you are trying to achieve. Talk to your personal trainer about other moves and dieting tips you can do to help achieve your goal as well. If you are looking for a private training gym, consider one like Halevy Life.