f the most popular exercises that can help everyone to sculpt such sexy abs, especially as it’s a secret to getting sleek thighs and flat abs. So are you ready for a totally toned lower body yet? It’s time reap those benefits by following our top 4 pilates-inspired moves for slimmer abs and thighs today.

We recommend you to work up more than two sets of 15 – 18 reps by simply using one 9 – 12-pound body bar or a barbell. Remember to perform them about three times per week so that you can become more confident about showing off your slimmer legs and amazing abs to go along with a sexy butt.

KNEELING SQUAT

TARGETS: HIPS, GLUTES, AND QUADS

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How to do it:

  1. Kneel on the ground and sit back on your heels with both knees apart a bit, holding your dumbbells with an upright upper body
  2. Raise hips, clenching glutes as you come up while tilting your pelvis and rolling your butt under hips
  3. Hold there for one count
  4. Go lower and repeat
  5. Do 1 set of 10 reps

 

GRASSHOPPER ON BALL

TARGETS: OUTER HIPS, GLUTES, HAMSTRINGS

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How to do it:

  1. Lie on ball with palms on ground under your shoulders and fingers pointing forward with legs extended and your abs clenched in
  2. Lift your legs to hip level, swiveling your thighs so that toes can point toward every corner
  3. Hold there for one count and then have your legs straightened as much as possible
  4. Raise them a bit higher than being parallel to the ground
  5. Keep both thighs rotated outward
  6. Repeat
  7. Do 10 reps

 

CRUNCH WITH LEG EXTENSION

TARGETS: QUADS, OBLIQUE, AND ABS

How to do it:

  1. Begin lying on back with both legs placed in a tabletop position
  2. Have your legs straightened out into 45-degree angle off the floor
  3. Crunch your body up toward your feet
  4. Go back to the start
  5. Perform 8 – 10 reps

 

SCISSOR

TARGETS HIP FLEXORS

Scissors

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How to do it:

  1. Begin lying on your back in a crunch pose and raise your left leg some inches off the mat
  2. Hold your right leg straight up to the ceiling
  3. Pulse the other leg toward your head twice
  4. Switch sides and bring your right leg to a few inches off the mat while pulsing left leg toward head 2 times
  5. Keep switching sides
  6. Do 8 – 10 reps

 

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