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10 Exercises ( That Actually Work) To Tone Your Inner Thighs

 

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Whether holidays are just around the corner, or you are just looking to tone up, it’s always great to have an array of exercises in your repertoire.  Unfortunately we can not spot reduce ( choose where to lose weight), but we are able to exercise the muscles and tone them up. I’ve curated 10 moves that will work to help you sculpt your inner thighs.

Luckily the exercises can be done from the comfort of your home.  So no more morning schlepping to the gym when its freezing outside. These exercises are easy yet very effective.  Get kitted up and try these exercise now. Then let me know what you think. Happy toning!

Pliés

Think ballet. This simple move can be completed without any equipment or you can add a kettle bell or dumbbell. Stand upright, place your feet just wider than hip width apart with feet pointing out. This is the classic plié position.  Keep your pelvis straight and bend your knees to  lower your body until your legs are parallel to the floor. Squeeze your glutes to make it even more effective. If you are struggling to balance then hold onto a rail or countertop to steady yourself.

Source: Women’s Health Fitness 

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Deep Side Lunges

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Take a big step to the side with your right leg and bend your right knee.Keep your toes facing forward on both feet. Slightly push the buttocks out. Ensure to keep the stomach muscles engaged. Return to the starting position focussing on using the inner thigh muscles to get you there. Repeat with the other leg. Do as many reps as you wish.

Source: Darebee

Side Leg Extensions

Kneel on all fours on the floor. Ensure that you keep you stomach tightened. Place you hands in line with your shoulders. With your right knee bent, lift it up to the side forming a 90 degree angle.  Engage the inner thigh muscles. Slowly lower it back down to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

In/Out Squat Jumps

Start with your feat together and perform a narrow squat. Then jump up and  jump your feet out and land in a wide squat. Try to keep your weight on your heels and your toes behind your knees. I definitely feel my inner thigh the next day after completing these.

Skaters

Start with your feet shoulder width apart. Take your left leg and move it across behind you. Then swing the left leg back without placing it on the floor and land on the left leg. The right leg will now go across behind you without touching the floor. Here you are creating a skating motion. Speed this up and really get the blood flowing.

Inner Thigh Raises

Lie on the floor on your right side with both legs on top of one another. Use your arm for support. Take your top leg, your left leg, and bend it and place your foot flat in front of your hips. Now raise your lower leg, your right leg, and then return to the starting position. Complete a few times and then roll over and complete repetitions on the other side.

Sumo Squats

Sumo squats are similar to regular squats, except you feet are placed further apart.  Stand with your feet wide apart, wider than hip width, and turn your toes out at a 45 degree angle. Place your hands at your side. Now bend your knees and lower your body, raising your hands to your chest. Keep your stomach muscles tight and your back straight. Ensure that your knees do not move past your toes when bending. Once your thighs are parallel to the floor, push through your heels to raise up again. Repeat.

Hip Bridge

Lie on your back and bend your knees so that your feet are flat. Place a small ball, towel or  pillow between your knees. Now squeeze the towel/ball as you lift your buttocks upwards until in line with your knees. Then lower back down to the starting position. Repeat.

Leg Sweeps

Stand with your feet hip width apart. Now sweep your right leg forwards and backwards. Be sure to point your toes,and to engage the glutes and inner thigh muscles. Repeat a few times in a controlled motion and then repeat with the other leg.

TRX Resistant Bands For Side Steps

TRX bands are affordable and an excellent addition to a workout.  Place the band around your ankles.  Your feet are under your hips. Ensure you are standing up straight and engaging your core and glutes. Now take a step to the side. Carry on taking steps in one direction and then return with the other leg leading.

I hope that you find these exercise useful. Let me know which exercise is your favourite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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