How to Slim the Thighs for Men

It's generally easier for men to slim their thighs than it is for women.
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While popular culture often focuses on women's thigh size, men can also collect excess fat along the thighs, particularly as they age. Although spot-reducing is not possible, a combination of exercise and a healthy diet can help you gradually reduce the fat on your thighs and improve your overall health and physical fitness.

    Examine your diet for excess calories. To lose 1 pound of fat, you need to eliminate 3,500 calories. You can greatly increase the effectiveness of exercise by reducing calories from your diet. Try cutting out fatty snacks, sugary drinks and excess alcohol, all of which provide empty calories that can cause you to pack on the pounds.

    Participate in regular cardiovascular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise can help you lose weight by working large muscle groups. This burns more calories and can help you shed fat around your thighs. Running, walking and cycling are all forms of cardiovascular exercise that can help you target your thighs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults participate in 75 minutes of high-intensity or or 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio per week.

    Perform squats to target your leg muscles. While standing with your legs straight, lower your rear toward the ground as if you are lowering yourself to sit down. Hold the position for two to three seconds, and then elevate your torso to stand back up. Perform 10 to 15 reps. To increase the intensity and difficulty of this exercise, incorporatehand weights.

    Target your inner thighs by doing squats with a ball between your knees so that your legs are separated and your feet are pointed slightly out. Squeeze the ball with your thighs as you lower yourself down, and repeat 10 to 15 times.

    Do lunges to target your quadriceps. Stand with your legs straight, then step forward with your right foot. As you step forward, bend your right knee and lower your body. Lower your left knee to the ground. Repeat with your left foot and perform 10 reps on each side. To increase the difficulty of this exercise, try holding hand weights or a barbell above your shoulders.

    Things You'll Need

    • Hand weights

    • Barbell

    • Fitness ball

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