Everybody longs for perfectly sculpted legs, but thighs can be a problem area. Weight loss and aging can both contribute to the development of sagging skin in the thigh region, but you don’t have to live with it. Sometimes, you have to create a workout regime that really focuses in on the areas that cause you the most issues. Don’t work hard, work smarter!

No matter what your lifestyle looks like, there are thigh workouts for you. Whether you are in the best shape of your life or just starting your fitness journey, some methods will get you the results you are looking for. Let’s take a look at 11 exercises that are proven to tighten and tone those inner thighs. You’ll be happy that you did.

1. Sumo Squat and Drag

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To do:
Start with your feet spread out slightly past your shoulders. Dip your buttocks down so that you are in a squat position. As you raise up, drag your foot over the other one as you feel your thighs tighten with the movement. Alternate between both legs that you drag. Repeat 10-15 times.

2. Sumo Jump

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To do:
Stand with your feet out past your shoulders. Lower down into the squat position. Jump up in the air and land back in the squat position. Repeat 10 times.

3. Lateral Lunge
This inner thigh workout not only slims your thighs, but works as a full body workout that burns a ton of calories.

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To do:
Begin in the standing position as you take one step to the left. Stick out your buttocks and sit back on your heel and hip. Return to the original position Repeat 12 times alternating between the side steps.

4. Leg Sweeps

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To do:
Stand with your feet slightly apart. Begin with your left leg by doing a sweeping motion front and back with your foot. Make sure that your toes stay pointed. Complete 5 reps per foot.

5. Curtsy Lunge
Another great option for tightening the loose skin found in the thigh area.

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To do:
Similar to a traditional lunge. However, you should cross your leg behind your body as you dip lower into the lunge.

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