Do you feel as if every wandering calorie immediately goes straight to your thighs? And at the same time are you eyeing your shorts as summer approaches?

Strength-training exercises to slim thighs, combined with plyometrics, high-intensity cardio and a healthy diet, is the fastest approach to sexy, toned legs. Strength-training exercises will target the thighs and add lean leg muscles. The more lean muscle mass you obtain the more calories you will burn while exercising and even post-workout. Plyometric drills allow muscles to exert maximum force in a short period of time with the goal of increasing power with explosive movements. High-intensity cardio-based exercises burn more calories and fat in a quicker amount of time, so you don't have to run a marathon to get a runner's legs.

Check out these 10 heart-pumping exercises that will help sculpt your butt, hamstrings, quads, calves and thighs. Complete the recommended exercises three times a week and you will build muscle and torch those stray calories--so you can wear your shorts with pride all summer long!

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