A toned inner thigh is a healthy inner thigh — attractive and strong. Show yours some love with these 18 inner-thigh exercises that will keep you feeling confident in shorts, skirts, and swimsuits all Summer long.
Let’s make these 16 moves challenging completed in 3 days. Do not push the progress or you will find yourself exhausted & being a quitter sooner than you’ve realized.
1. Ball Leg Lifts
Using an exercise ball when strength training is a great way to add a little bit more challenge to basic exercises. Since you have to work hard to keep the ball in place, you end up using more muscle groups. This exercise will tone your thighs, especially your inner thighs, and also your core.
Lie on your side on the floor with your arms crossed in front of your body. If this is uncomfortable, bend your bottom elbow and rest your head on your hand.
Place a large exercise ball in between your feet, and slowly lift the ball up toward the ceiling using only your hips and butt. Return to the start position. This counts as one repetition.
Complete three sets of 15 reps.
2. Glider Side Lunge
This exercise works the legs and glutes, but as you slide your leg back to center, your inner thigh does all the work. You need one of those discs like the Valslide, but if you don’t have one, just use the lid of a plastic container and do this move on a carpet. Or wear socks and try it on a wood floor.
Stand with your feet a few inches apart, with your right foot on the plastic lid. Make a fist with one hand and cup your other hand over it. Keep your hands in front of your chest throughout the exercise to help you stay balanced.
Put weight into your left leg, and as you slowly bend your left knee and squat down, slide your right foot out to the side. Then as you slowly straighten your leg, slide the right foot back in. Most of your weight remains in the leg that’s not moving.
Complete three sets of 10 reps with each leg.
3. Sumo Squat With Side-Arm Raises
Celeb trainers David Kirsch, Jackie Warner, and Teddy Bass all recommend the sumo squat (also known by the name plié squat) for creating shapely legs. Focus on the inner thigh when doing this move, not the quad.
Stand with legs wide and toes pointed outward slightly. Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your arms straight and your palms facing down.
Bend your knees until your knees are over your ankles while raising your arms to just below shoulder height. Arms should be in line with your legs — you should see the weights in your peripheral vision.
Straighten your legs and lower your arms simultaneously.
Complete three sets of 15 reps.
4. Pilates Inner-Thigh Leg Lifts
This exercise might remind you of Jane Fonda’s workout videos from the ’80s, but it’s been a staple of the Pilates mat repertoire for decades. Since the knee is straight, you work all the muscles of the inner-thigh group.
Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over it. Rest either your knee or foot on the floor. Prop your head up with your hand, or rest your head on your arm.
As you exhale, lift your bottom leg up, and inhale as you lower it back down. Your torso should stay still while you do this.
Do 10 reps, then repeat on the other side.
Watch a video on how to do the side-lying leg lift here.
5. Gate Swings With Cross
This deep inner-thigh stretch tones your glutes, quads, and both your outer and inner thighs, and it also gets your heart rate up! Check out this GIF demonstrating this move in action.
Start with your feet in a wide, second-position stance with your toes pointed slightly outward. Bend your knees and lower into a squat, using your hands to help push your knees wide apart to deepen the inner-thigh stretch.
Push off your knees to get leverage, and jump your right leg in front of your left, landing in a standing cross-legged stance.
Immediately jump your legs back out to a wide squat with your hands at your knees.
Push off your knees and jump your legs together, crossing your left leg in front of your right.
Repeat as many times as possible for at least 40 seconds.
6. Narrow Squat With Overhead Press
Standing with a much narrower stance while you squat targets the inner thigh, inner quad, and inner hamstring. There is no reason not to multitask on this move — so work your arms too. Here’s how:
Begin standing with your legs together, arms raised to shoulder height with elbows bent, holding weights by your ears.
Squat toward the floor by bending your knees and reaching your bum backward, as if you were sitting in a chair. Keep your legs squeezing together. Focus your weight into your heels. While squatting, raise your arms overhead into a parallel position.
Return to starting position by pressing through your heels while bending your elbows to lower the weights back to shoulder level.
Do 15 reps for one set. Do three sets.
Repeat all these moves for 45 minutes, rest in 15 minutes then 45 minutes, rest 15′. Then you are done for day 1, congrats!
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