How to Lose Thigh Fat

Just about every woman I know wants to know how to lose thigh fat… and just about every single blog post and thigh workout I found online was pure garbage.   As a former fat girl who’s actually lost thigh fat (after becoming a nutritionist and trainer) I wanted to teach you how you can, too.

If you’re struggling to trim down your thighs, this week’s episode of CCtv is for you!  In this video I explain how to lose thigh fat plus, I share some of the best thigh-slimming exercises that really work.  If you’d like to lose some of the thunder in your thighs, you’re going to love it.

 

 

How to Lose Thigh Fat Workout

To do this entire workout, do each of the following thigh exercises until you feel the burn… once you feel the burn do 5 more to complete one set.  You’ll need to do 3 full sets of each thigh exercise to complete the workout.

Alphabet Tracers

(not pictured)  Lie on your back with your arms by your sides. Begin by pointing with your left foot, as if reaching out with your toes toward the ceiling.  Start tracing the alphabet onto the ceiling with your toes, moving your whole leg, but keeping your hips still.  Don’t lift your left hip off the floor.  Continue tracing the alphabet until you’re done with the letter ‘Z’.  You can do upper or lower case letters…  print or cursive – it doesn’t matter.  When you’re done, switch legs and repeat the alphabet on the other side to complete one set.  Take a break if you need to!

Plie Squat

Plié Squat

Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with your toes pointed out.  Hold your abs in tight and inhale as you lower your booty straight down, keeping your upper body upright.   Lower until your butt is in line with your knees, then exhale and push up to the start position to complete one rep.  You can do these while holding a weight (as pictured) or with body weight only.  Do as many as you can until you feel the burn… once you feel the burn do 5 more to complete one set.

curtsy lunge

Curtsy Lunge

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Inhale and take your left leg back and across behind your right leg, as lunge down in a ‘curtsey’ motion, making sure your knee doesn’t extend past your toes. Exhale as you return to the starting position. Repeat the same motion on the opposite side, crossing your right leg back and behind your left leg. Do as many as you can until you feel the burn… once you feel the burn do 5 more to complete one set.

Table Top Cross Overs

(not pictured) Get on your hands and knees with your arms and legs spaced shoulder width apart.  Extend your leg out to the side with your toes pointed.  Keep your core tight and in one fluid motion, pull your leg back and up across your body with a small kick at the end, then immediately return to the start position.  Do as many as you can until you feel the burn… once you feel the burn do 5 more to complete one set.Repeat the same number of reps with each leg to complete your set.

pulsing leg lifts

Pulsing Leg Lifts

You can do pulsing leg lifts lying on your back, from your side (inner and outter thighs), from a table top position or standing.  Pulse your legs up and down with pointed and flexed toes.  Do as many as you can until you feel the burn then start counting to 10 (for beginners) up to 30+… or as many as you can do while maintaining proper form.  Do the same number of reps with both legs to complete your set.

Scissor Kick

Scissor Kick

Lie face up on the floor with your arms at sides, palms down and legs extended. Point your toes and lift your legs about 6 inches off of the ground. Quickly open and close your legs, crossing the right thigh over the left and then reversing the movement. ‘Scissor your legs’ as you lift them up and lower then back down to about 6 inches off the floor without touching the ground. Continue scissoring legs until you feel the burn… once you feel the burn do 5 more to complete one set.

Stability balls leg circles

Stability Ball Leg Circles

Lie back on the mat with your arms by your sides and your palms facing down. Begin by placing a stability ball between your feet, holding it in place with your ankles and squeezing together.  Extend the ball straight up as pictured.  Inhale, and start rotating the ball in clockwise circles keeping your hips still.  Only your ankles should move the ball and your core should be tight to help you control the movement.  Don’t lift your left hip off the floor. Do as many as you can until you feel the burn… once you feel the burn do 5 more to complete one set.

This workout only works if you work it, so work it.  YOU are so worth it!

For the best results, I recommend doing this routine at least twice a week.  If you like this workout, you’re going to LOVE my Lazy Girl Thigh workout.  You can do it in bed 🙂  I also made these 2 workouts for you that target the inner thighs and outer thighs.  I really think you’ll find them helpful.

Heads up!  It is A LOT HARDER to lose fat if you have toxic build-up, metabolic damage, or a hormone imbalance working against you.  That’s why I created this Free Metabolic Profile to teach you, your unique metabolic type and to let you know if you have anything working against you.   Also, you can’t spot reduce fat… so this workout isn’t going to do much if you’re not following a meal plan, cardio and (full body) weight training program that’s a good match for your body type and goal look.  I really suggest taking the free profile to learn what factors you may have working against you, then I’ll recommend a program that will get you the results you want FAST.  I can get you noticeable results in DAYS, not weeks.  Guaranteed.

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  • Erin Ashley Cherwaiko
    Posted at 23:29h, 26 February Reply

    Any recommendations for a warmup before this? I’m naturally thin but have never been able to stick to a workout routine because I get tired after running for less than a minute (it’s sad, I know) and I have to catch my breath after even sprinting up a small flight of stairs in the house. I know you’re not supposed to stretch/workout with cold muscles so that’s why I’m asking. 🙂 Glad I found your blog !

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  • Manon Sterken
    Posted at 10:32h, 24 April Reply

    I love it, It looks great!!!

  • Gunay
    Posted at 21:29h, 06 May Reply

    There are tons of inner thigh exercises on the internet and trainers say warn to be careful when choosing a program for us. because some of those may result in bulky thighs rather than slim ones. I wonder what type of exercises may lead to this problem?

    • Christina
      Posted at 12:11h, 10 May Reply

      Weight training exercises that use heavy weights and low reps build bulky thighs… my workouts don’t use heavy weights to prevent bulk. Check out this post where I explain how to get lean legs. http://www.christinacarlyle.com/lean-leg-workout/

  • Liya
    Posted at 09:25h, 07 June Reply

    Am looking for lose my thigh, thank you for your post!!

  • Jenna
    Posted at 22:51h, 08 June Reply

    will this give me a thigh gap?*

    • Christina
      Posted at 20:52h, 09 June Reply

      That depends on if your hips/leg joints are designed to gap. But the exercise in this workout will help you lose fat in your thighs when used in conduction with a meal plan and complete weight training and cardio program. It works if you work it!

  • shay yu
    Posted at 15:31h, 11 June Reply

    hi may i know how many reps for each? thanks

    • Christina
      Posted at 14:22h, 07 August Reply

      I explain in the video… but a good rule of thumb is to go until you feel the burn… then once you feel the burn do 5 more. xo

  • Joyce
    Posted at 08:35h, 16 June Reply

    Hello Christina! I saw your wonderful video and I was wondering if you have any cardio videos or any that you recommend??

  • Cristina S
    Posted at 01:20h, 17 June Reply

    Great exercises! I just tried a few and feel the burn – also appreciate the video so I can make sure I’m doing it right

  • Judy Stewart
    Posted at 15:46h, 26 June Reply

    Love love your videos. So helpful!

    • Christina
      Posted at 21:15h, 26 June Reply

      Awwwwwww Yay! I’m so happy that you find them useful.

  • Lea Mascotti
    Posted at 15:29h, 01 August Reply

    You are so inspiring, can’t wait to get started.

    • Christina
      Posted at 14:19h, 07 August Reply

      Thank you xo

  • Hashidah Abdul Razak
    Posted at 13:25h, 22 August Reply

    Very absulute good body work out. But i have back and knee pain because of savior arteritis. I’ll try my best

  • Nidia
    Posted at 19:28h, 02 October Reply

    how do you get rid of back fat and side fat ?

  • Silvia Corredor
    Posted at 06:32h, 21 October Reply

    It seems that your workout will finally help me and motivate me . Thank you very mych

    • Christina
      Posted at 08:45h, 22 October Reply

      Yay! You’re welcome <3

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  • Carl Duran
    Posted at 11:00h, 17 January Reply

    Hi Christina!

    Nice tips… Is it only tailored for women? Though i will suggest to my wife… but does these works for men?

    • Christina
      Posted at 11:35h, 23 January Reply

      They work for everyone 🙂 You should try doing them together.

  • Cheryl portelli
    Posted at 09:52h, 19 January Reply

    They worked great for me I do them 3 times a week 😊👍🏻👍🏻

  • Afza
    Posted at 08:38h, 21 January Reply

    Hey!! I really loved your video! Thanks!
    Just one thing..can I use something instead of a stability ball to do leg circles?

    • Christina
      Posted at 11:12h, 23 January Reply

      You could use ankle weights : )

      • Afza
        Posted at 02:05h, 26 January Reply

        Ok..thanks a lot!! These workouts are really helping me!

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