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June 7, 2011 10:43 AM
I understand that you can't spot train and lose weight in a specific area, but I'm wondering what types of exercises and the best and most effective for tightening the inner thighs and arms. I've been doing squats and lunges, and I'm seeing some results in my overall thigh. I think I need to find something that will target my inner thighs and give me some noticeable results.

And I'd like to tone up my angel wings. The arm flap thing. Grrr.


Thanks guys!
June 7, 2011 10:44 AM
Run like hell
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June 7, 2011 10:46 AM
QUOTE:

Run like hell


I just started to this wkend. LoL I'm sooooooo sore!
June 7, 2011 10:47 AM
I soooo have both of these problems!!! I was doing Zumba today and my inner thighs were jiggling like mad and my 6 yr old starts in "mom....your legs look like...." I stopped her and said "be nice"!!! Not pretty...and it seems the more I lose the more jiggly they get....want to wear shorts and tanks this summer!! I have also been doing squats and lifting small hand weights in various moves....I know it will take a while to tighten up.....but any other suggestions much appreciated!!
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June 7, 2011 10:48 AM
get some 5lbs weight and work on arms or if you go to the gym try the bicep machine and they also have a thigh machine at the gym it not lay on your side and lift legs in the air about 90 degrees 15 times 4 sets..they helped mine and i did lots of step areorobic
June 7, 2011 10:48 AM
good question!!! do you have a gym that you workout at? there are machines at some of the gyms that target those areas they are ususally listed on the machines what works best in what area. maybe you can join a local gym and during orientaion they show you how to work everything i bet you could ask what is the best for those areas.

I can tell you what i've been doing is at home workouts and i just use resistance bands on my arms- but my legs i do aerobics... i dont even know what im working-- but i know im working out! :)
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June 7, 2011 10:50 AM
I started running 4 months ago and I have noticed a huge improvement in my thighs! I took a Jillian Micheals challenge (if you like her on facebook, every once in a while she will issue a challenge) to do 100 push ups in a day, not all at once but break it up through the day, and I have noticed a big improvement on my "wings"! I usually run 3 days a week and do the challenge 2-3 times! Good luck and keep up the good work!
June 7, 2011 10:50 AM
Time, patience, dedication and consistancy are the keys.

We can't choose our genetic structure nor can we choose where we lose fat from or which body parts might be tighter than others.

You mentioned you're already seeing results in your overall thigh so keep at it and it'll continue. Just as people don't fall out of shape overnight....we don't become beach bodies overnight either.

Keep working and it'll come. :-)

That being said, if you're already seeing some results with your squats and lunges, try using some stand variations:

The Sumo Squat with your legs in a wide stance place more stress on the adductor muscles. As well, side (lateral) lunges will target around the various inner and outer stabilizers while adding in some some core challenges to hold your balance throughout.

Keep your body guessing and the results continue.

Cheers!
Edited by Egger29 On June 7, 2011 10:53 AM
June 7, 2011 10:50 AM
For inner thighs, seriously ladies, start horseback riding! Nothing better than learning to play polo or jumping to tighten up your thighs fast. No joke. If you can't do those sports, remember the thigh master didn't work, it's STATIC intensity that tightens thigh muscles, not crunching motions. You are better off squeezing a ball between your knees than doing a thigh master type of workout. But horseback riding is seriously the best exersize out there for that. Take riding lessons.

For arms: Start swimming! Nothing better than swimming 3x a week to tighten up your arms and your lats. If you won't do that, then weight lift.
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June 7, 2011 10:52 AM
For inner thigh: plier/ballerina squats
side-to-side lunges
lay flat on your back with your legs straight in the air and open and close

For 'bat wings': triceps curl
triceps kick back
pushups (works chest but also triceps and core)

If you have any specific questions about these feel free to message me. You'll definitely find picturers/video if you google the exercises.

Good luck!
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June 7, 2011 10:52 AM
Another thing to do that is supposed to help. rub in some moisturizing lotion to the jiggly arms and thighs... usually within a few minutes of getting out of the shower. This is supposed to help tighten up the skin.

Cheers
WR
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June 7, 2011 10:53 AM
you can also wear ankle weight while you are walking for atleast 30 min.. you can also do leg lifts or do bicycling
June 7, 2011 10:53 AM
If you want to be slim and trim, running is the way to go. You'll need to lift weights about three times a week and increase your running. On the days that you don't run, you'll need to do something like the elliptical or something like that. We're talking about toning. Meanwhile, make sure you're only taking in the amount of calories required by the program. Losing weight is the quickest way to firm up that body.
June 7, 2011 10:55 AM
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For inner thighs, seriously ladies, start horseback riding! Nothing better than learning to play polo or jumping to tighten up your thighs fast. No joke. If you can't do those sports, remember the thigh master didn't work, it's STATIC intensity that tightens thigh muscles, not crunching motions. You are better off squeezing a ball between your knees than doing a thigh master type of workout. But horseback riding is seriously the best exersize out there for that. Take riding lessons.

For arms: Start swimming! Nothing better than swimming 3x a week to tighten up your arms and your lats. If you won't do that, then weight lift.


Wow REALLY? Hmmm...Neat! Never thought about horse back riding before.
June 7, 2011 10:55 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Run like hell


I just started to this wkend. LoL I'm sooooooo sore!


Don't forget to stretch!
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June 7, 2011 10:56 AM
QUOTE:

Another thing to do that is supposed to help. rub in some moisturizing lotion to the jiggly arms and thighs... usually within a few minutes of getting out of the shower. This is supposed to help tighten up the skin.

Cheers
WR


Really?
June 7, 2011 10:57 AM
Can't remember where I heard this, and I'm not sure I can explain it well, but for the arms.... start on your hands and knees, but bring one arm up so it's straight along your side. Bend that elbow to 90 degrees so the shoulder-to-elbow part is still next to your side, but the elbow-to-hand part is pointing straight down at the ground. Then bring it back up to the starting straight position. Even without weights, you can feel it after a few reps, but light weights can also be added for extra resistance.
  2972853
June 7, 2011 10:57 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Run like hell


I just started to this wkend. LoL I'm sooooooo sore!


Don't forget to stretch!


I did, but I don't think I did enough. I went to the pool yesterday, and was stretching in the pool cause it felt sooo good. LOL
June 7, 2011 10:59 AM
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Can't remember where I heard this, and I'm not sure I can explain it well, but for the arms.... start on your hands and knees, but bring one arm up so it's straight along your side. Bend that elbow to 90 degrees so the shoulder-to-elbow part is still next to your side, but the elbow-to-hand part is pointing straight down at the ground. Then bring it back up to the starting straight position. Even without weights, you can feel it after a few reps, but light weights can also be added for extra resistance.


I understand. :)
June 7, 2011 11:00 AM
Thanks everyone! These are great ideas! Off to try them! ;)
June 7, 2011 11:01 AM
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For inner thighs, seriously ladies, start horseback riding! Nothing better than learning to play polo or jumping to tighten up your thighs fast. No joke. If you can't do those sports, remember the thigh master didn't work, it's STATIC intensity that tightens thigh muscles, not crunching motions. You are better off squeezing a ball between your knees than doing a thigh master type of workout. But horseback riding is seriously the best exersize out there for that. Take riding lessons.

For arms: Start swimming! Nothing better than swimming 3x a week to tighten up your arms and your lats. If you won't do that, then weight lift.


My gym doesn't let me bring horses into the weight room. They said it was a hygeine issue...not to mention it was chewing on the bench pads. ;-)
June 7, 2011 11:04 AM
Running is great but i have asthma and I HATE the heat, so I like using the stationary bike... not only is it low impact but it also tightens the back of your thighs as well as your inner thigh. I also on a leg day will use the inner and outer thigh weight machines. 2 reps of 15 or 3 reps of 10 every other day. Alos don't underestimate lying on the floor in front of the TV doing leg lift reps. There are alot of inner and outer thigh floor exercises that you can do with or without resistance bands in the comfort of your own home that work! Just make sure you are increasing reps, etc. and doing them properly for results. Also a great way to build core strength is lay on your side propped up on your elbow (like you may watch tv, etc. on the floor) then lift your torso and hip off the ground... you can be propped up on the side of your foot or on your knee... hold this position for the count of 10, then release, then do it again... do this as many times as you can and increase over time... it is very good for you. =) It is kind like a yoga plank position but instead of holding in a pushup position you are sideways on one side in a triagular position

for the "angel wings"... much better than my name for them.. "bat flaps" (I hate mine) the very best thing for them is tricep kick backs with weights (some people call it the hammer) you can sit or stand. lean forward a bit, hold the weight in your hand with elbow bent towards the back, and then straighten your arm Squeezing your tricep...2 reps of 15 or 3 reps of 10 every other day.
Also you can with a weight in your hand put your arm straight up, then bend your elbow so it is next to your head and straighten your arm, then bend, straighten then bend... kind of like raising your hand in class....again flexing/squeezing your tricep for 2 reps of 15 or 3 reps of 10. Do not use weights that are too heavy for you... 3 to 5 lb weights are a good start you want to use something that offers you resistance but not too much so you are struggling... I wouldn't go any higher than 8lbs. the amount of reps you do is more important than how heavy a weight you can lift. Another very good ooption is using a resistance band instead since you can freely change the resistance on a band. Every trainer will tell you that these are the only real working options to get rid of the "wings".
June 7, 2011 11:25 AM
QUOTE:

For inner thigh: plier/ballerina squats
side-to-side lunges
lay flat on your back with your legs straight in the air and open and close

For 'bat wings': triceps curl
triceps kick back
pushups (works chest but also triceps and core)



This. Also reverse flies.
June 7, 2011 12:25 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

For inner thigh: plier/ballerina squats
side-to-side lunges
lay flat on your back with your legs straight in the air and open and close

For 'bat wings': triceps curl
triceps kick back
pushups (works chest but also triceps and core)



This. Also reverse flies.


What are reverse flies?
June 7, 2011 12:32 PM
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Run like hell


Love it.

Also, squats and lunges for the thighs. Do a BodyPump class if you have one near you or at the gym you go to. I have noticed a significant change in my arms and thighs!
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