Disappearance of thunder thighs and cellulite
It’s that time of year when you look at yourself in the mirror and think ‘why did I have that extra piece of cake or glass of wine over the winter months!’ The chunky thighs and perhaps a little cellulite is now all too visible when wearing hot pants or perhaps summer shorts! Well, help is at hand I promise…
Obviously, as this is a fitness blog the way to dispose of the thunder thighs is of course to exercise! I have put together some of my favourite ones that will help tone whilst you are at home.
The shoulder bridge
An easy way to work the glutes. Lie on the floor with feet hip distance apart, slowly peel your spine off the floor raising your hips up to the ceiling. For more glute activation turn your feet out to the 10 and 2 o’clock positions and repeat.
Side lying Leg Lifts
Ad & ab-ductor work. Lie on your side in a straight line, hips, knees and shoulders stacked, slowly push down with your bottom leg and raise your top leg up towards the ceiling. Variations include: top leg circles, pulses, leg kicks - pushing leg backwards for more glute activation. Repeat on the other side.
Standing up with feet hip distance apart. Variation: curtsy lunge. Repeat on the other side.
4-Point Hover with walk
Kneel down with knees under hips and hands under shoulders, tuck toes under and raise knees about an inch off the floor. Hold the position for approximately one minute. Variation: walk forwards and backwards with knees staying an inch off the floor.
Pilates doesn’t make your muscle bulk it lengthens and tones. Do these exercises 3 times a week and hopefully you will feel and see a difference before the summer is over!