Here's a nice quad exercise. Put your back up against the wall, draw your abs in and raise one of your legs up as high as you can without bending your knee and keep your back against the wall. This one burns. As it get easier, lower your leg more slowly. This is a great exercise for people with bad knees. Tones the quads without irritating the knee. Perform 1 set of 10-15 reps. When you can do 15 and maintain your form go for 2-3 sets.
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Diane Armstrong, NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
The best exercise to start with will be a squat:
- Squat – stand with your heels in front of something such as a bench or a chair. Next, keep your chest tall as you bend at your hips and your knees as if you were able to sit into the object you have chosen. Continue to lower yourself until your butt touches the object. Be sure not to fully sit. Following, press upward through your heels to the start. Repeat 2-3 time for 10-15 repetitions.
Grant Cooper, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answeredTo exercise the front of your thighs, sit in a chair with your feet dangling, but not touching the floor. You may need to use a pillow on the seat to lift yourself slightly higher. Make sure you are secure in your seat so you won't fall off. Grip the sides of the chair for support. With your feet pointing only slightly outward to the sides, slowly extend your left leg. Remember to exhale as you do this. Don't lock your knee. Extend it so that it is almost completely straight, but not quite. Pause and slowly flex your knee so it returns to the starting position. Next, do the same with your right knee. Perform three sets. If you find this exercise easy, attach a 2-pound ankle weight (which you can purchase at any exercise equipment store). Increase the weight when you can do 3 sets of 12 repetitions.
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Cherie Collazo , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answeredMost women use machines thinking they will burn the fat on their thighs, this is called spot training. These exercises will not burn the fat off of your thighs! They will tone the muscles under the fat. They only way to get the sexy legs all women want is to burn fat. Fat is burned by eating less and moving more.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.