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How to Lose Thigh Fat, According to a Victoria’s Secret Model Trainer

Who doesn't want to know how to lose thigh fat—or learn Victoria Secret-model tricks? Use these tricks from the models' personal trainer.

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Thanks to Instagram, we know that Victoria’s Secret models work hard to stay in shape—and with the right exercise plan, we can all be on our way to looking just a little more model fit.

Dede Lagree, owner and head trainer at Lagree Fitness Studio, gives us her go-to moves to lengthen, strengthen, and tone. We kick it off with Lagree’s—who has worked with Angel Elsa Hosk—go-to inner and outer thigh exercises.

Do the below moves as a circuit, taking as little rest as possible between each exercise.

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Stand with feet hip-width apart and arms by your side. Make sure to focus on your posture—keep your chest up and spine straight. Then, take a large step forward with the left foot and sink into your lunge position until your left thigh and right shin are parallel to floor. Hold for three seconds and then lift up a bit for 30 seconds. Repeat: Lagree recommends doing three sets of 15 reps on each leg with short rests in between.

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Sumo squat

Stand with legs wide and toes pointed slightly outward. Then, slowly sit into the squat until your knees are over your ankles. Hold for 30 seconds, then press back up. Repeat—the key is to do this exercise slowly and controlled. Lagree recommends doing three sets of 15 reps with short rests in between. Here are 10 ways to burn more calories with squats.

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Side lunges

Begin with your feet a few inches apart and your left foot placed on a glider (or, if you don’t have one, a towel.) Then put your weight on the right leg as you slowly bend and squat down, sliding your left foot to the side. Count to three on the way down and then slowly straighten your left leg, counting to three on the way back up. Repeat: Note that most of your weight will remain on the stable leg. Lagree recommends doing three sets of 10 reps on each side.

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Straight leg kick

On all fours, place hands under your shoulders, knees under your hips and your weight evenly balanced, Then, lift your left leg up and straight back, toes pointed at the back wall. Kick your left leg up while keeping it straight and toes pointed. Slowly return the leg to start position. Lagree recommends repeating 10 times, resting, and then switching sides.

This works your core—including your abs. If you want better abs but hate the traditional crunch, check these ways to get better abs, no crunches required.

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Hip raise

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, a few inches apart on the floor. Press down with your left foot as you lift your hips and extend your right leg up and straight, pointing the toes toward the wall in front of you. Hold for a second, then kick the leg up at a 90-degree angle while holding your hips up. Hold for three seconds, return your right foot to the floor and lower your hips to starting position. Lagree recommends doing 10 reps on each side.

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Leg lift

Starting position: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hands on hips. Raise your right leg to the side, keeping in mind that your hips should not move. Raise and lower your right leg three times without letting your foot touch the floor; make sure the exercise is controlled and slow moving. Lagree recommends doing three reps,10 times per side.

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