How To Exercise Back Of Thighs
Exercising the back of the legs or thighs is not common practice, so it's not surprising if you don't know how to exercise the back of the thighs. Many people only think of exercising the front, or top of the legs. That muscle is known as the quad muscle. Many women often can have cellulite on the backs of the thighs and is typically thought of as a problem area. But exercising the back of the thighs can be quite simple and does not require a lot of exertion.
- The Knee Flexion - This is an exercise that targets the back of the thighs. This exercise does not require any fancy workout equipment or a lot of time. All you need is something to hold on to, like a chair. To do the knee flexion, stand behind a chair and hold onto it. Lift your right leg off the ground behind you approximately six inches. Curl your leg toward your body and try to squeeze the muscle as you do. Release it now, letting it resume the outstretched position behind you and repeat: curling in, releasing. Do this to a count of 25 and move over to your other leg. You can do this exercise as many times as you feel necessary during the day, especially because it does not require anything but something to hold onto.
- Back Leg Lifts - Another exercise for the back of the thigh is to assume the same position but this time instead of curling the leg, when holding the leg outstretched behind you, just lift the leg straight up and down, counting to 25 as well. The back of the leg is often neglected. Many people think they need some fancy or special equipment to work this muscle when in fact they do not. You can often times, get the same results just by lifting and curling the muscle.