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How to Use the Lateral Thigh Trainer

By Kendra Dahlstrom

The Lateral Thigh Trainer is an exercise machine that combines aerobic activity with muscle training. At first, these machines were only available through an infomercial. You can now purchase versions of them in retail stores and on-line. The machine works like a stair stepping machine; however, instead of your feet and legs moving only vertically, the Lateral Thigh Trainer has your feet go vertically and outwards. Your feet, in essence, move diagonally toward the ground. Learning how to properly use the Lateral Thigh Trainer can be extremely beneficial for your muscle tone and overall appearance.

Step 1

Press and hold down the button on the digital timer screen. This screen is located on the top of the right foot pedal. Holding down the button will set the screen to 0 and allow you to track your progress.

Step 2

Adjust the tension control between the two pedals. It is a small rod with a ball that can move left to right. The further left, the more tension you will have. The further right, the less tension you will have. Either extremes can be difficult. If you are a beginner, move the control to the middle or slightly to the right.

Step 3

Place the corresponding foot onto the pedal that's closest to the ground. Place your other foot on its corresponding pedal and maintain your balance. At first, balance will be your main issue on the Lateral Thigh Trainer.

Step 4

Press the higher foot down and out. This will move the opposite foot up and in. Continue doing this over and over. This is the workout. You should feel muscle use in your outer thighs, lower stomach, and lower back.

Step 5

Check your posture. Be sure to stand up with a slight bend forward at the waist. This will help you keep your balance and will work your back muscles the right way.

Step 6

Continue exercising for at least 20 minutes. You should feel your heart rate increase and sweat begin to form.

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