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How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer

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author image Brandi Junious
Based in the Los Angeles area, Brandi Junious specializes in health-related articles. Her writing reflects her expertise in fitness and education. Junious is the author of children's book "A World Without Trees" and her work has appeared on Modern Mom, The Nest Woman, Chron Healthy Living and at Loseweightandlivehealthy.blogspot.com. Junious holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in Education.
How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
You can get bigger thighs by doing both isolation and compound exercises that target the quadriceps and hamstrings. Photo Credit Antonio_Diaz/iStock/Getty Images

While weightlifting can help you improve your strength and overall health, it can also help you achieve your ideal body type. A slim waist and muscular thighs will help your body look fit and can be achieved by performing cardio as well as a number of exercises that target the the core and major muscle groups in the upper leg. A healthy diet can also keep the pounds off, so that hard-earned muscle can show through more easily.

Bigger Thighs

Step 1

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Perform isolation exercises for the quadriceps. Photo Credit LUNAMARINA/iStock/Getty Images

Perform isolation exercises for the quadriceps to target weak spots in this muscle group for better shape and definition. Do variations of the leg extension, including the basic leg extension, leg extension with toes pointing in, leg extension with toes pointing out and single leg extensions. Choose a weight that allows you to complete eight to 12 reps. This will be light enough to keep good form yet heavy enough to force your muscle to grow, according to trainer and fitness author Mark McManus.

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Step 2

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Isolation exercises for the hamstrings can help define the muscle. Photo Credit Ibrakovic/iStock/Getty Images

Do isolation exercises for the hamstrings to better define this difficult to bulk muscle group. Perform stiff-leg deadlifts and stiff-leg deadlifts on a bench as well as standing hamstring curls, lying hamstring curls and one-leg hamstring curls. Choose a weight that will allow you complete eight to 12 reps per set.

Step 3

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Compound exercises can work the quads, hamstrings and glutes. Photo Credit Ibrakovic/iStock/Getty Images

Do compound exercises that work the quads, hamstrings and glutes all in one such as barbell squats, single leg squats, lunges and dumbbell stepups using a stool. Do eight to 12 reps per set.

Slim Stomach

Step 1

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Be sure you're eating a healthy diet that limits fats. Photo Credit Wojciech Cyganek/iStock/Getty Images

Eat a healthy diet that limits fats and focuses on fruits, vegetables and muscle-building protein. This will help you burn fat throughout your body and get a slimmer waist. Limit your caloric intake by by 500 calories a day by eliminating high calorie, low nutrient foods to safely lose about a pound a week.

Step 2

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Engage in regular aerobic exercise to burn calories. Photo Credit Maridav/iStock/Getty Images

Engage in regular aerobic exercise to burn calories and get a slimmer stomach. Do two low intensity sessions a week for about 30 to 45 minutes each to burn more fat during your workout. Do two to three high intensity sessions a week for about 20 to 30 minutes each to continue burning calories well after you are finished exercising. Follow this strategy to burn fat without losing too much muscle.

Step 3

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Perform exercises that target the abdominal muscles. Photo Credit shironosov/iStock/Getty Images

Perform exercises that target the abdominal muscles to help tone the front of your stomach and contribute to a slimmer waistline. Do situps, crunches, the abdominal hold, planks, bicycles and leg raises to work this muscle group. Do 15 to 20 reps per set.

Step 4

How to Make Your Thighs Bigger and Stomach Slimmer
Oblique exercises will help you tone up the sides of your midsection. Photo Credit Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images

Do oblique exercises to tone the sides of your midsection and help you get a strong, balanced core and a cinched waistline. Perform side planks with knee pulls, side crunches, side bends, decline and upright Russian twists, weighted oblique static holds and cable wood choppers. Do 12 to 15 reps per set for each side.

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