Best Exercises to Tone Butt and Thighs?

  • jsecks1129

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    Aug 01, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    I've always had a big butt and big thighs, which I blame on my dad's side of the family... and I was wanting to tone those areas. Any specific workouts that have worked for you personally?
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    Aug 01, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    Cardio, squats, and lunges
  • jsecks1129

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    Aug 01, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    Right. I've been doing all of those things for a several months and I have toned up every other part of my body but have yet to see a difference on my lower back, butt and upper thighs. I feel like I need to start doing a very specific workout if I'm going to see a difference.
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    Aug 01, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    There's nothing better than heavy squats with full range of motion. You've really got to get your thighs below parallel to the ground and then stand all the way back up. Far too often I see guys doing really short range of motion so they can stack weight on the bar but that's just not going to get good results. Get down low, like this....note: bar is over the feet, weight is in the heels, back is straight and head is neutral.
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    Aug 01, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    ^this

    Range of motions makes a huge difference. Squats and lunges (in proper form with a heavy (ier) weight is the best think to do.

    As for cardio running hills or steps are great and if inside use the step machine.

    Good luck on your bootyful journey!
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  • jsecks1129

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    Aug 02, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I worked on trying to get the full range of the motion in today and I can definitely feel the burn!
  • d694485

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    Aug 02, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    I thought below parallel was not good for you? I just go to parallel...
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    Lunges with dumbbells in each hand . There is also a variation where you do walking lunges. Jump rope..... And you don't even need a rope.
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Resistance bands walking gluteal abductors.... this kicks major ass. pun intended
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    I agree with everything above, and also recommend dead lifts. These are great for quads and glutes, as well as abs and lower back. I've learned to love them this summer. Good luck!
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    Buppi saidCardio, squats, and lunges
    Oh hell yeah! I got booty cause I do all this, and leg raises and eat homemade comfort foods a couple times a week. Check the profile* icon_wink.gif
  • SECfan

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    Aug 02, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Squats, lunges, and deadlifts. When you think that you are about to cry, do 5 more squats. You can do it. Good luck !icon_smile.gif
  • jsecks1129

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    Aug 02, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    Haha, that was actually my biggest problem when I started working out. The second I felt the slightest burn, I'd stop. Gotta learn to love that burn. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    jsecks1129 saidHaha, that was actually my biggest problem when I started working out. The second I felt the slightest burn, I'd stop. Gotta learn to love that burn. icon_biggrin.gif


    Did squats the other day 4x12 along with lunges and dead lifts.. My ass hurts so bad I can barely sit on the toilet