Intense Workouts to Fire Up Your Thighs

Jumping jacks
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Crucial for stabilizing your pelvis and supporting you as you move, strong thighs are crucial if you hope to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Here are some intense workouts to fire up your thighs and develop your strength.

Lateral Lunge

While standard lunges are a highly effective leg workout, lateral lunges place an added focus on conditioning your lateral stabilizers as you move sideways. Stand with your feet together and shift to the side with your right leg until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Ensure that your left leg remains straight and both feet point forward. Push back to your starting position and do the same on the left side.

Jumping Jacks

Start by standing with your hands at your sides. Jump while opening your legs slightly wider than hip distance and bring your hands up overhead. Jump again and return to your original position. That’s one rep.

Reverse Lunge

This intense exercise will provide you with a tough cardio workout. Stand with your feet under your hips and step back with your right foot, bending both knees until your back knee lowers to the floor directly below your hip. Return to your starting position and switch sides.