Instructions for the Thigh Toner
The thigh toner is a small butterfly-shaped exercise piece that strengthens and tones your inner and outer thigh muscles. It also can be used to strengthen your upper body.
To Work Your Thighs
Lie down on your back on a mat.
Bend your knees to about a 45-degree position. Your feet should be flat on the floor.
Place the thigh toner between your inner thighs. The thigh toner should be positioned so that it looks like an upside-down "V."
Squeeze your thighs together. Even if the thigh toner moves in only a couple of inches, you still will be working your thigh muscles. Work to squeeze more forcefully, making the thigh toner move farther inward, as you use the equipment over time.
Complete 15 to 20 repetitions. To increase the intensity, perform slow repetitions or pause at the top of the squeezing motion during each repetition.
To Work Your Arms and Chest
Grip the handles of the thigh toner with your hands, holding it in front of you. You can sit or stand.
Ensure that when you push inward the toner is positioned correctly, so that the middle of the "V" shape pushes outward, not inward toward your chest.
Push the handles together while allowing your elbows to move out toward your sides.
Complete 15 to 20 repetitions. This exercise will target your chest muscles.
Perform a five-minute, light aerobic warm-up before doing the exercises. This might include a light jog, jumping rope, riding a stationary bicycle or jumping jacks.
Breathe normally; avoid holding your breath while performing the exercises.
If you feel any pain or dizziness while exercising, stop immediately.
Always consult a doctor before beginning an exercise routine.
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