14 Ways to Tone the Inner Thighs – Pinterest Health & Fitness
Ways to tone the inner thighs
— Additional reporting by Leta Shy
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.
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.
Celeb trainers David Kirsch, Jackie Warner, and Teddy Bass all recommend the sumo squat (also known by the feminine name plié squat) for creating shapely legs. Focus on the inner thigh when doing this move, not the quad.
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.
This deep inner-thigh stretch tones your glutes, quads, and both your outer and inner thighs, and it also gets your heart rate up!
Watch this video to learn five simple inner-thigh moves to keep this often overlooked area strong and trim. Plus, the only prop you need is a pillow.
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:
This dynamic move tones your arms and legs while getting your heart rate up, making it a perfect start to any strength-training workout.
The side lunge works the muscle on the side of the pelvis as well as the inner thighs, while the curtsy move tones your tush.
Adding an inner thigh squeeze to your basic bridge will tone your inner thighs.
These two variations will target abs and legs, including your inner thighs.
For even more inner-thigh targeting, do this variation:
Watch how to do towel runs and one more inner-thigh exercise in this towel workout video!
You’ll feel the thigh burn in this yoga-inspired Fierce pose exercise.
For a more advanced version, try the relevé:
Use this exercise to tone the lower glutes as well as the inner thighs. Adding arm work makes this a time-saving full-body move.
Source: Megan Wolfe Photography at J+K Fitness Studio
Drive down into your mat as you are doing this Pilates exercise to concentrate movement to your inner thigh:
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