Step ups are as effective as cardio as it aims at your hamstrings and hips. Step ups are effective as the move combines the action of stepping upwards and lunge. To do this exercise you will be required a bench or chair on which you can step on to. Keep the bench in front of you, stand in front of it, lift your right leg and keep it on the bench, form a 90-degree angle. Repeat the same with left leg, and return back to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg, you will feel exhausted like you have done running and you will lose fat from thighs.
The side lunge to curtsy will help you to target your glutes, hamstrings and your inner thighs. Stand straight and keep your feet at an equal distance of your hip width apart. Bring your right leg out and lunge with weight on the left foot. Take a huge step back with your right leg crossing your left leg behind. Bend your knees to keep your left thigh parallel to floor and step out on the right side. You can do 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg side. To get faster results you can take dumbbells.
This elbow plank with donkey kick will help you to tone your core, work on your hamstrings and glutes. Lie down on your stomach and slowly lift your body into elbow plank position. While doing this, lift your right leg off the floor and bend your knees bringing the feet point upwards. Make sure to keep your pelvis square to the floor. You can do 2 sets of 10 reps on each leg for faster result.
Lie on the mat on your side with legs and feet relaxed on the floor. Keep your left elbow on the floor and support your head on your hand. Keep your right hand on your waist and lift your leg. Hold your leg at the height point and draw one-inch circle with your heel. You can do this exercise 20 times without lowering your thigh.
This is a yoga exercise through which you can tone up your thighs and glutes. Lie down flat on the floor with arms on your legs and sides stretched straight. Hold you’re both hands under the back and lift your hips off the floor. Try to hold the position for 15-20 seconds and follow 3 sets of 10 reps each.