Getting Thighs Like Beyonce's Isn't as Crazy as It Sounds (VIDEOS)

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Just about everything about Beyonce is magical. From her ability to drop a surprise album overnight and break a bazillion records to smithereens to her #flawless beauty, it's impossible to not be impressed with Queen Bey. But the woman does work hard for her supernatural gorgeousness. At least, according to her personal trainer, Marco Borges, who recently spilled all the details on one of Beyonce's key workouts to ELLE.com: All the moves she does to achieve those tight, toned thighs!

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The area is notoriously tough to get ripped. "The thigh area in general is a tough area for a lot of women, since many women tend to gain weight in their lower bodies, because our bodies are designed to prep for childbirth," says Carly Pizzani, an ACSM certified personal trainer.

That said, is there any possible way the workout would work for the rest of us who are, well, NOT Beyonce?!

"Beyonce's lower body workout is a great one for a dancer who relies so much on strength in her legs and glutes for her job," Pizzani explains. "That said, it is a myth that you can spot-reduce an area just by focusing on exercises for that body part."

But that doesn't mean there isn't merit to co-opting Bey's workout. "Since the glutes, quads, and hamstrings are some of the biggest muscles in our bodies, focusing on strength training those areas will give you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of burning calories during your workout," Pizzani explains. "And remember, the more muscle you have, the higher your overall metabolism, so building lean muscle with a lower body workout will definitely help you torch calories at rest as well."

So, if you're game, check out the workout below that Borges has Bey do for those amazing thighs. The routine consists of three sets of the following four moves.

1. Jumping Lunges - Standing in a lunge position with your back straight, take a big step forward so your forward knee is aligned with your heel when you drop down. Drop down, and jump with a lot of power, switching your stance in the air so that when you come back down to earth, you drop back down into a lunge on the other side. Do this 10 times.

2. Plié Jumps - Stand with your back straight, pull in your core, and put your feet out to the sides (just slightly wider than your shoulders). Turn your feet out. Then drop your body into a plié, explode into a jump, and drop back into plié. Repeat 10 times.

3. Pelvic Lifts - Laying flat on your back, bend your right leg, and ground your foot firmly, aligned with the opposite knee. Lift and hold the other leg two to four inches off the ground as you use the planted foot to press and lift your hips up. You're targeting the inner thigh muscles here. Repeat 10 times and switch sides.

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4. Reverse Squat Kicks - Stand with your back straight and abs tight, then step back into a reverse lunge. When you come back to a standing position, kick forward with the leg that lunged back and return to lunge without planting the foot anywhere except at the bottom of the lunge move. Repeat 10 times and switch sides for the next 10.

Would you try this workout?


 

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