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So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout
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So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout

High-cut bikini bottoms can help create the illusion of longer, leaner legs, but there's no fashion fix for thigh bulge. Thankfully these exercises solve the problem. They sculpt the muscles on the front, side, and back of your legs, so you can confidently hike up your hemline. 

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How it works: Do 4 to 5 sets of 12 to 15 reps of each move, resting 1 minute between sets.
You will need: Free weights, Mat, Box
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So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout
So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout A

Recommended:

Sets:
4 to 5
Reps:
12 to 15
  1. AStand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in front of chest. Squat until thighs are parallel to the floor. Staying in the squat, jump up, landing with feet wide. Jump back to starting position. (The lower you are, the more challenging this move will be—try to keep knees bent for the entire set.)
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Cross Lunge
So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout A

Recommended:

Sets:
4 to 5
Reps:
12 to 15
  1. AStand with feet wide and parallel, holding a dumbbell in each hand on hips, elbows pointing behind you. Lunge to the left, placing right dumbbell on the floor in front of left toes. Return to starting position and lunge to the right, lowering left dumbbell. Return to start position and lunge to the left again, picking up the dumbbell with right hand. Return to start position and lunge to the right to pick up the dumbbell with left hand to complete 1 rep.
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Bench Cross
So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout A
So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout B

Recommended:

Sets:
4 to 5
Reps:
12 to 15
  1. AStand with left foot on top of a step or bench and right foot on the floor beside it, hands in fists in front of shoulders. (To increase the workload, hold a dumbbell in each hand.)
  2. BRise up as you cross right leg behind left, landing with right foot on the floor on the opposite side of the step. Return to starting position crossing left leg behind right. Continue, alternating directions.
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Step-Out Bridge
So Long, Saddlebags Thigh-Toning Workout A

Recommended:

Sets:
4 to 5
Reps:
12 to 15
  1. ALie faceup with hands on hips, knees bent, and feet on the floor, ankles under knees. Lift hips and toes, and step forward with right foot, then left. Return to starting position.
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