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Using the ThighMaster to Work Out Other Parts of Your Body

May 19, 2010

Don't let the name fool you, the ThighMaster is not only a great way to tone and trim your thighs, it can do wonders for the rest of your body as well. Using this piece of exercise equipment on the arms, chest, legs, and other parts of the body can result in a slimmer and sexier you in as little as 20-30 minutes a day. 

Precautions are to be taken of course. Before beginning any long term exercise plan, consult with your doctor first to make sure you won't be injuring yourself with your new workout plan. In general, there shouldn't be any problems unless you already have known issues with any particular part of the body. For example, if you have a problematic back, there are certain exercises you want to avoid. This is why talking to your personal doctor is always an important first step.

The Chest

Rest your forearms on the handles of the ThighMaster. You want to hold it placing the yellow cap just in front of your chin. The handles should point downwards toward the floor. Pressing you elbows as closely together as possible give the ThighMaster a squeeze. This will work the chest area to strengthen it. Remember to squeeze slowly and release slowly to maximize the effect.

The Upper Body

Holding the handles in your hands, slowly move the ThighMaster up and down while squeezing all the time. Do this slowly and it will work the biceps, triceps, chest, breast, shoulders and back muscles. Squeeze as far in as you can on the handles but not to the point where you feel you may slip. That can injure you and you want to take this movement slowly.

The Upper Back

Place one handle of the ThighMaster against your right side. The yellow cap should be pointed up. Place your right forearm at rest on the other handle. Now, with the left hand, hold onto the ThighMaster and squeeze down with the right arm on the handle it is resting on. Push down towards your hip with the inside elbow. Repeat this on the other side of the body to work both sides of your back.

The Inner Thigh

This is, of course, what the ThighMaster was originally designed to do. Sitting with your back supported, place the ThighMaster between your knees with the yellow cap pointed downward. Gently but firmly squeeze your knees together and apart to work the inner thighs.

Start Slowly

Whenever starting a new exercise plan it's best to start slowly at first. You can, and should, expect some soreness in the muscles you are now working on. They are used to the extra strain and the soreness is actually a good thing because it lets you know the workout is working. Over time the soreness will cease and you will be able to go on with 20-30 minute a day sessions. It's also generally best not to work the same muscles on consecutive days. Give them a day to rest before getting back into your ThighMaster workouts.

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