Thigh gap. It’s like all the rage. You go on Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and gosh, even Facebook and you’re bombarded with posts about GETTING THE GAP.
Recently, I decided to start working out with a person trainer, not anything crazy, but just once a week to help me learn more about my body and what I can do to make myself as strong and healthy. As you may know, I’m a big cardio fan. Whether it’s running home from work or a race, or hitting up the pool, cardio doesn’t seem to be something that’s been hard for me to incorporate…lifting weights on the other hand? Eh, not my strong suit (hey hey see what I did there? Man, I’m good). Previously I had been a big fan of incorporating small amounts of weight here and there, but I, just like many, get a little flustered by the idea of squats and dead lifts…leg day? Arm day? Um…what about the rest of my body? And let’s not get started on trying to untangle the craziness of figuring out when or what supplements you NEED to take. Need? Eh. Not this girl.
Lately, I’ve been on a mission to get stronger thighs. My thought is that with stronger thighs I’ll be able to not only power through longer runs, but will also be able to drop a little bit of time for my race times. I started with the usual “research” method…checking out Pinterest, but what did I find? Thigh gap crap.
So, considering this here are 5 ways to get stronger thighs using weights…
1. Standing single leg wall sits
2. Sumo squats with weights
3. Step ups
4. Scissor kick
5. Walking lunges
Or, my recent favorite…a hill workout! (favorite is a loose term here ;-))
Sorry, I know I just recently made a similar post to this, but I can’t help but be annoyed by all of the silliness I see about this. Targeting a certain area of your body by doing doing certain exercises? Possible. Dialing in a certain body type? Impossible. As it has been since the beginning Keep it Real Clean is not about deprivation or extreme workouts, but instead about balance and creating a happy, healthy life style.