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Any good butt & thigh excersises?


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Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to lose some weight on my butt and thighs but I cant seem to do it.

I'm 27, 5'1 97 pounds.  I'm a pear shape.

Any good excersises or tips to lose some weight and tone my lower body?
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97 pounds? I hope that's a typo...

It's not weight you want to lose...you want to tone!  Leg lifts...squats and donkey kicks...will help tone that area...if you really get after it you should see results in 2 weeks.  I"m sure you already know..you cant spot reduce..but YOU CAN tone...I'm same height as you...weigh 109...and I"m far from fat!...I'm sure you look great already!

 

jaylynn

You can't really choose which area is going to lose fat first. But you can use these exercises to tone up your butt and thighs, which makes them look better underneath the fat:p

  • lunges, with or without dumbells in your hands
  • Stand about 80cm away from a wall, with your side towards it. Lean on the wall with your hand or elbow, and lift the outside leg until it is as close to horizontal as you can reach comfortably. Kick forwards repeatedly, being careful not to lock your knee by going completely straight. Then turn your other side towards the wall and do the same for the other leg. I do 100 kicks on each leg, and repeat if I'm fit.

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No, its not a typo.  yes I am 97 pounds although I am 5'1 and small boned.  I may have worded it incorrectly in my previous post but  I want to tone, not lose weight.  Just looking to tighten the butt and thighs. :)
Again!...I'm same height as you and weigh 109...I am small boned also and have weighed anywhere from 94 to 114 lbs. throughout my life....your weight is within normal range....and like I said...donkey kicks will kick your ...(butt)...they do work...I work out everyday and it's the real "key" to staying toned...good luck to you!....

jaylynn
there's squats and lunges like people have already said. Those are the most effective exercises you can do to tone your legs.

There are also some variations. For instance, if you have a balance ball you can put it between your legs so you're straddling it as you do your squats, and when you come up in the squat squeeze your thighs together so you're sqeezing the ball. you'll feel that in the inner thighs more than in traditional squats. Another squat variation is when you come up in the squat do a little hop at the top, or simply come up on your toes instead of the hop. That is my favorite! you will feel it really fast in your butt.

A good exercise to target the butt is the bridge. That's where you lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the ground and you squeeeeze your booty as you lift it in the air, making a straight line from your shoulders (which remain on the floor) to your knees. You can go up and down, pulse it at the top, hold it at the top, then while holding it at the top butterfly your knees together and apart (you'll feel that hard core in your thighs.) You can also do the bridge with only one foot on the ground, holding the other in the air. That makes it harder.

You can work your butt while doing cardio by doing hills or an incline on the treadmill or working some stairs into your walk. Runners have some pert booties.

Hope this helps.  

Liswobble said: "For instance, if you have a balance ball you can put it between your legs so you're straddling it as you do your squats, and when you come up in the squat squeeze your thighs together so you're sqeezing the ball."

 

ROFL! lis, I'm 5'2", and my stubby little legs can barely straddle the ball. If I tried to squat like that I would look like I had a giant green tumor coming out of my hooha. :)

 

SQUATS WITH WEIGHTS

DEADLIFTS


if you're doing those everything else is gravy. Period, end of story.

  Feydruss feydruss

LMAO...me too on the tumor!, coming out of my "hooha!"...guess we need a smaller ball!

 

jaylynn

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one word...LUNGES.  

You can do them anywhere, at gym, outside, I see women in my neighborhood doing walking lunges in between their walk.  I hold 5-10 lbs dumbells and go up and down my hallway a few times.  Make sure your front knee doesn't pass your toes and don't lean forward, back heel off ground. 

Original Post by spirochete:

SQUATS WITH WEIGHTS

DEADLIFTS


if you're doing those everything else is gravy. Period, end of story.

 Completely agree.  I've been doing lots of squats and deadlifts for about 4 months now.  It has tightened up my butt like nothing else could.

Lunges with weights are also good.

These will also help tone up those legs as well.

see my journal....thanks...

aren't you the 800 squats guy? No thanks!

lol...715....that's when I'm preparing for a fight....check out some of the workouts...other women have benefited...can't hurt c'mon.... Cool

here's a exercise that no one has mentioned and it also requires no efffort.


stand against a chair, hold on for support and tense your muscles and raise one leg, hold at the top for 2 -3 seconds then lower leg to the floor. do this 12- 14 times then change leg.


I would do this aswell as all the other ways that people posted maybe do this if you dont have much time or if you get bored of the other exercises

Try squats without weights too - this is an often overlooked calisthenic/body weight exercise that will kick your butt; literally.

Put a medicine ball or other "target" under your behind, do the squat movement will keeping heels on the floor.

Doubt me? Do 50 in a row, then write back. Really doubt me? Do 4 sets of 50 as fast as possible while maintaining form, then write back two days later on how those glutes feel. That is, if you can make it to your 'puter.

Stay safe -

Rb

Doing tons of reps of anything will increase muscle endurance, but is extremely inefficient at increasing muscle mass, strength, or tone.

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