Get Long, Lean Legs: 4 Thigh-Thinning Workouts

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Standing Fire Hydrant with Training Ball: 

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    Tip Toe Squat:

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    Burpee:

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Cycling – Cycling is great exercise. It gets you outdoors and will not drain your checking account. Cycling is an awesome low impact exercise that focuses on your quads, hamstrings and glutes.  Another benefit of cycling is the whole family can enjoy it.  Strap on the kids’ helmets and find a path near you. Or sign up for a fast-paced cycling class at your local gym!

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Running – All you need to run is a good pair of running shoes (which I highly recommend — your legs will thank you for it).  Running works the entire leg muscles; from your hamstrings, glutes and quads down to your calves and shins.  If you are new to running, try starting out with the walk/run method.  There are plenty of free apps for you smart phones that tell you when to walk and when to run.  Don’t have a smart phone? Try Runner’s World or Active for some awesome online couch to 5K programs. Before you know it, you’ll be running 3 miles without stopping!

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by Ali Jennings | May 13, 2013

 

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