Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to build strong, powerful thighs
- Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise to achieve strong, powerful thighs
- Shona Wilkinson advises pairing the work out with a diet that is rich in protein
- British style expert Liz Hemmings, picks out items to wear for the work out
WHAT TO DO
To build strong, powerful thighs at home, celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk) recommends starting in a squat. Imagine your right foot is the centre of a clock and your left foot is at the 12. Keeping your right foot in the centre, jump squat and move the left foot to 1 o’clock.
Jump squat to 2 o’clock, to 3 and so on until you have completed 12 squats, adding a little turn each time until you are back at the start. Now, do the same with your left foot. Stick your bottom out; try not to drop your head and use your arms to help propel you up.
Celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather, suggests this squats exercise (pictured) to achieve strong, powerful thighs
WHAT TO EAT
Your diet is also key to building the muscles in your legs, says Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com). Protein bars can be a good option. The key is to make sure they are good quality and not full of added sugar.
Check the label for this information. Eggs are a great source of protein. Don’t believe the myth that they increase your cholesterol levels — this has long been disproved. Have some boiled eggs in the fridge to snack on.
Quinoa is an ideal alternative for protein if you are a vegan. It can sometimes be a bit bland, so consider adding some herbs and spices to enhance the flavour.
WHAT TO WEAR