5 Moves To Distinctly Toned Inner Thighs

For legs that go on for days, you’ve got to work the long, lean muscle fibers. These exercises will burn up the fat storage and strengthen all of the muscles that make up and support your inner thighs.

Use resistance frequently and take advantage of bodyweight exercises whenever you can! Pull moves from this list for your next workout, or use the provided reps for a inner thigh specific workout. You’ll be proud of your results!

Leg Swings

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1. Stand straight with your feet hip-width apart and hold onto a wall.
2. Keeping one leg stationary, slowly swing the opposite leg forward and backward in a single smooth movement.
3. Switch sides and repeat until set is complete.

Keep your abs tight, your upper body stable and maintain a steady and deep breathing pattern. Actively use your muscles to swing the legs and, with each swing, take your leg closer to its full range of motion. Keep the movement fluid and swing the leg as high as you can without losing form.

Forward leg swings are a great dynamic stretching exercise. The purpose of this exercise is to warm up and stretch the hip muscles and the hip joint. This movement helps to prevent injuries and also reduces pain in the hip area.

The Single-Leg Circle 

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1. Lie on your back with your legs extended and your hands supporting your head.
2. Raise your shoulders off the floor, lift your right leg to a 90-degree angle, and raise your left leg only a few inches from the ground.
3. Slowly rotate your right leg, making small clockwise circles of about 1 foot in diameter.
4. Complete a set in one direction and then switch, rotating counterclockwise.
5. Lower both legs, switch sides and repeat.

Engage your core, look up and keep your head and neck relaxed. Exhale as you crunch and lift your shoulders and legs off the floor. Breathe smoothly as you rotate your leg and keep the thigh perpendicular to the floor.

Toe Squat with Overhead 

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Grab a dumbbell and multitask for this move that’ll work the inner thighs as well as the triceps. Stand with the feet wide, toes pointed out.

Hold a dumbbell with both hands overhead. As you squat down, bend the arms, lowering the dumbbell behind your head. Then straighten the legs and arms, squeezing at the top.

Continue like this for 30 seconds, and if it becomes too difficult, place the dumbbell on the floor and continue for 30 more

Pilates Inner-Thigh Leg Lift 

1. Lie on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over.
2. Flex your bottom foot, lift the leg and then lower it back down, without letting it touch the floor.
3. Repeat and switch sides.

When doing inner thigh lifts keep your upper body stable, your core tight and maintain the working leg straight and the foot flexed. Lift your bottom leg as high as you can, breathe out and squeeze your inner thighs

The inner thigh lifts is a Pilates exercise that targets, as the name suggests, your inner thighs. The inner thigh muscles play an important role in pulling the legs toward the center of the body and are crucial for the stability of the knee and hip joints. Doing inner thigh lifts not only strengthens and trims your inner thighs but can also improve your balance.

Wide Plie Squat 

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Stand in a wide stance (with your feet outside of your shoulders) and turn your toes out to the side. Drop straight down into a squat, feeling the stretch in your inner thighs.

Shift your weight to your left leg as you come up, and sweep your right leg to the outside of your left. Go back to starting positiong and repeat 20 times, alternating legs.