Inner Thigh Exercises

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Bootcamp, General Stuff

We chatted a bit tonight in class about some options to work out those inner thighs. The inner thighs are TOUGH to isolate. There are a bunch of exercises that you can do to tone those muscles though. Here are a few of my favorites!!

1: The Wide-Stance (Plie) Squat
Stand with your fit slightly wider that shoulder width apart, knees turned outward. Bend into a pile squat, keeping your knees pointed out the entire time. Lower yourself down into your squat by dropping your butt straight down toward the ground. Keep your knees behind your toes. To increase the intensity grab a couple of dumbbells and add resistance or try to jump up from the pile position.

2: Scissor Kicks
Perform scissor kicks by lying flat on your back with your feel flat on the ground. Place your hands underneath your butt and stretch your legs in front of you leaving them 4-6 inches from the ground. Keeping your lower abdominal and inner thigh muscles tightened, cross legs back and forth in a scissor-like motion for 8 seconds. Repeat 6-8 repetitions per set

3: Towel Slide One Leg Squat
We did this one in during the Towel Class! It is a one leg squat. Place a towel underneath your “slidey” foot. Sit back into a one leg squat and simultaneously slide the other leg out to the side. When you stand up from the squat position, drag that foot back to a standing position. The upwards motion is where you are going to feel your inner thighs working!

4: Skaters
Love these and we have also done them in class. Jump side to side as if you are roller skating. I definitely just dated myself there. Rollerblading is more appropriate đŸ™‚

5: Run!
I am not a huge fan of running long distance, but, you just can’t argue with the fact that running, even in short intervals gets the blood pumping, the sweat dripping, and works those inner and outer thighs all at once.

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