Before I get into the 5 Best Exercises for Thighs, I need to emphasize that if what you really want is leaner legs, these exercises will help accomplish that, but you need to make sure you’re doing the exercises as a part of a well-rounded exercise program that emphasizes fat loss and/or weight loss. Let’s be honest, the world’s best exercises for thighs can make your thigh muscles look good, but won’t help them look much better if there is too much fat on them.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the best exercises for thighs work the entire leg including the glutes (butt muscles). None of the best exercises isolate only the thigh muscles. Isolating exercises i.e. Leg extensions, leg lifts, etc. aren’t the best. They are far inferior to functional movements in every way and some can be harmful to your knees. That being said, if when reading this list, you think of one of these exercises as a butt exercise, you’re right. It works that, too. BTW, check out Best Butt Exercises, too. Also check out the List of Exercises for others you might like.
My 5 best exercises for golf list is most likely different than what you might expect. You’ll probably be surprised that it doesn’t contain any that mimic the golf swing. My personal preference as a strength and conditioning specialist is to focus on gross motor movements making the body as strong and powerful as possible. I generally don’t like to mess with a golfers swing by loading it with resistance for fear of disturbing the neuropathways thus ruining the swing. I take the same approach with other fine motor skill sports such as baseball hitting and basketball shooting, etc. I respectfully acknowledge that other fitness professionals might have a different philosophy. I am not one to think there is only one way to train the human body. Continue reading