How to Get Smaller Thighs and Legs

This article addresses how to attain smaller thighs and legs, focussing on exercises catered towards these areas. This is in response to a question asked on Y! Answers that can be found here.

The Statistics

Before we get into the meat of this (no pun intended!), take a look at our Average Weight page for information segmented by country and height. Identify where you fall – are you over, or under-weight; what does your BMI look like?

The Strategy

As with all weight-loss endeavours, we need a combination of losing and toning. In order to enforce clarity here, we will break this down nice and easy! Start with these steps:

  1. Choose a cardio exercise you love – running, swimming, biking etc. It doesn’t really matter, but the more you’re interested in it, the more likely you are to keep doing it!
  2. Try to take part in this every other day for a minimum of 3x times per week, aiming at 30 minutes of cardio when you work out
  3. Identify exercises that target the areas you wish to lose weight from specifically. Do this routine around 3x times weekly as well, putting emphasis on consistency. Good ones are:
  • Dead Lifts
  • Squats
  • Lunges

Be patient and over time results will appear! Remember that diet plays a HUGE role in weight-loss/toning initiatives, so take it seriously!