Resistance Band Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs Toning

Individuals looking for a cheap and easy way to target specific muscle groups and problem areas should consider resistance band exercises.  Aside from being inexpensive and easy to use, you will also find that resistance bands tend to be much safer than using other types of gym equipment. Regardless of your age or current health condition, chances are you can use resistance bands to tone muscles and improve your overall fitness.  In fact, even if you are in a wheelchair or bedridden, you can use resistance bands to build strength in your arms, legs, and abdomen.

 Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Resistance band exercises
Many women that want to lose weight do not realize that body mass is less of a problem than muscle definition. It should come as no surprise that many women pursue unhealthy diets in an effort to create a disgusting mockery of individuals who are truly starving to death because of poverty or lack of food in the environment.  If you want to avoid being a walking poster for this type of social commentary, then it will be of immense benefit to use resistance band exercises to build muscle and use those curves to accentuate a healthier overall weight.

According to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (September 2008, Vol 22, Issue 5), using resistance bands enabled women to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. Even though women that used weight machines had slightly better results, both groups did better than women that did not use equipment at all.  At the very least, if you cannot go to a gym, or afford expensive equipment for your home, exercise bands will still help you build a stronger body.

In previous articles we have already talk about thigh exercises with resistance bands. If you are interested in using resistance bands to tone thigh muscles, here are another four great work outs for inner and outer thighs that may be of use:

 Exercise #1: standing hamstring curl – attach one end of the resistance band to your ankle, and the other to a stationary object of parallel height.  As you face the object, simply bend your leg at the knee to stretch the band.

Exercise #2: standing leg extension – instead of facing stationary object, stand so that one shoulder points to it.  The leg attached to the resistance band should be farther way from the stationary object.  Instead of bending your knee, simply push your leg outward to stretch the band.

Exercise #3: standing hip extension – stand with your back to the stationary object and kick outward with leg attached to the resistance band.

Exercise #4: hamstring curl sitting down – lay down on your stomach and simply curl your leg at the knee to stretch resistance band.

Today, there is no reason for healthy women with access to adequate nutrition to look like atrophied and sickly.  No matter whether you feel that your thighs are too heavy or too thin, you can use resistance band exercises to build muscle and burn fat.  As an added bonus, you will find this equipment easy to work with and more affordable than other options.

References:
ACE: Inner and Outer Leg Exercises
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