Even if you exercise very hard, it’s difficult to shape and tone your thighs. It’s not because you’re not putting in enough effort – the problem is almost always the reliance on lunges and squats. These moves have been a staple of many workouts for a long time and they work on the major muscle groups in our legs. However, they rarely activate the smaller groups, which are essential for the shape of our inner thighs.
Luckily for you, we’re going to show you a few simple exercises for your thighs that will reinforce them and make them more flexible, resulting in better balance in your upper legs. The exercises won’t take much of your time, and are easy to do for beginners. For best results, you should do 30 repetitions per side, and add 30-60 minutes of cardio exercise in your weekly routine.
Bridge hold and alternate leg kicks
Go down on your back on the ground and bend your knees, leaving your feet flat on the ground. Now, lift your body with your knees and one arm, then kick your right leg up with your inner thigh facing upwards and extend your opposite arm up as well. Slowly lower the foot to the floor, then repeat the move on the other side.
Inner thigh tap out
The second exercise is similar to the first one, except this time you’re not lifting one of your legs up – extend it diagonally and tap it on the floor, then cross the ankle over the other. Go back to the original position, then do 30 repetitions per side.
On-side leg pulse
Lay down on the floor on your left side and keep your torso as close to the floor as possible. Put your palms on the ground, pull you left knee up to the chest, then extend the right leg and lift your body at least 6 inches off the floor. Now, raise your right leg up until it’s parallel to your chest, then go back to the original position.
Go down into the child’s pose, then lift yourself up in a lunge pose and put your left leg on the floor. Stand up, kick the right leg in the air, then repeat the exercise 30 times per side.
Quick tempo side kick
Go down on your knees and lean your body to the left, resting your weight on the left arm and kicking your right into the air. Now, kick your right leg to the side, then go back and repeat the exercise 30 times per side.
All these exercises are easy to perform and will reinforce your inner thighs better than anything else. Try them yourself, and you’ll have the thighs you’ve always dreamed of.