4 Trouble Spots On Women And How To Work Them

Women have four main trouble spots that typically are the focus of many a workout: thighs, shoulders/arms, abs, and butt. Exercise is the only way to really tone those areas and get them looking their very best.

Thigh Workouts

The thighs are a problematic area for women. It is one of the main places where fat gathers and women put on weight. However, thighs can be worked like other body parts to create that long, lean, sexy leg look that looks super hot in high heels.

Targeting thighs through exercise may also reduce the appearance of cellulite. Creating lean muscle mass is the only effective way to get rid of cellulite for good and the thighs and surrounding areas are where most women have the most problem with unsightly cellulite.

Here are a couple of excellent exercises to help tone the thighs.

Squats W/Pulse And Jump

  • To perform this combination of moves, you first perform a regular squat.

  • To perform a squat, simply stand with your feet pointed straight out in front of you and your legs about shoulder width apart. Lower your butt as if you were about to sit in a chair. Remember to keep your knees from going past your toes.
  • After you perform 5 regular squats, perform a pulse squat, which is coming down halfway and pulsing that motion for a 5 count.
  • Then perform another full squat and jump into the air when you come up.
  • Repeat this 10 times and enjoy the thigh muscle burn, which means it’s working!

Leg Circles

These are great because they work all sides of the thigh and some of the butt and hips as well.

  • To perform leg circles, lie down on your back with your arms at your sides and your legs extended.
  • Bring one leg up and around, as if drawing a circle in the air.
  • Perform the same motion with the other leg and repeat.

The Abs

The ab muscles that fill our core not only look great when they are tone, they also help us be stronger in your every day lives because our core is the center of our whole body. Here are two great exercises for the abs.

Double-Handed Wood Chop

  • To perform this move, stand with your feet wide, and your knees slightly bent.
  • Clasp your hands together and bring them over one shoulder.
  • Bring your hands down across your body as if you were chopping wood.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Do 3 sets with 10 reps each on both sides.

Side Bends

  • To perform this move, get in the same stance as with the wood chop; only clasp your hands behind your head.
  • Bend to the side at the waist and use your stomach muscles to pull your torso back up.
  • Repeat on the other side.

  • Do 3 sets with 10 reps each on both sides.

The Butt

Lying Toe Taps

  • For this move, lie on your back and bring your knees up towards your body and your legs out, forming a 90-degree angle with both your knees and your hips.
  • Slowly bring one leg down and tap your toe on the ground.
  • Bring it back up and switch to the other leg.
  • Do 3 sets with 10 reps each on both sides.

Hydrant with Leg Extension

  • Get on all fours and lift your bent leg out to the side. (You’ll resemble a dog relieving himself on a fire hydrant, hence the name.)
  • Next, extend your leg out and up.
  • Return to beginning position and repeat with the other leg.
  • Do 3 sets with 10 reps each on both sides.


As women, we can get caught up with how our butts and abs look. We can obsess about our waist and if our thighs are too thick. When do we ever worry about our arms?

Wouldn’t you like to be able to wear a beautiful strapless dress or tank top with pride because you have lean, sexy arms and shoulders? Our butt, thighs, and waist are usually covered with clothes, but our shoulders are bare quite often. A few great and quick moves will help your shoulders look ravishing.

Push up with twisting plank

  • For this move, get into push up position.
  • Perform a push up and then hold your body in the plank position. Twist your body to one side as you bring one arm up and point your hands to the ceiling.
  • Return to regular plank position and perform another push up, then repeat the process with the opposite arm going towards the ceiling.
  • Do 3 sets with 10 reps each on both sides.

Reverse Flies

This can be performed with weights or with an exercise band.

  • Stand with the weights or one side of the band in each hand, with your arms extended out in front of you, palms facing each other.
  • Using the shoulders in the muscles pull your arms apart from each other until your body forms a “T.”
  • Return to starting position.
  • Do 3 sets with 10 reps each on both sides.

Final Thoughts

These moves will help you to tone these four specific areas of the female body but it won’t do any good if you are eating an unhealthy diet so make sure to incorporate these moves into your workout schedule but don’t forget to eat right!

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