Tone Your Inner Thighs with This Workout
It's time to get the legs you want.
The inner thighs are every girl's nightmare area, and in this season of swimsuits and short and summer dresses, there is no way to hide them. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to thin and strengthen those legs to make them exactly what you want.
So grab some weights, an exercise ball, and a water bottle and let's get ready for this summer. Ball Leg Lifts Lie on your side on the floor with your arms crossed in front of your body. If this is uncomfortable, bend your bottom elbow and rest your head on your hand.
Place a large exercise ball in between your feet, and slowly lift the ball up toward the ceiling using only your hips and butt. Return to the start position. This counts as one repetition.
Complete three sets of 15 reps.
Glider Side Lunge Stand with your feet a few inches apart, with your right foot on the plastic lid. Make a fist with one hand and cup your other hand over it. Keep your hands in front of your chest throughout the exercise to help you stay balanced.
Put weight into your left leg, and as you slowly bend your left knee and squat down, slide your right foot out to the side. Then as you slowly straighten your leg, slide the right foot back in. Most of your weight remains in the leg that's not moving.
Complete three sets of 10 reps with each leg.
Sumo Squat With Side-Arm Raises Stand with legs wide and toes pointed outward slightly. Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your arms straight and your palms facing down.
Bend your knees until your knees are over your ankles while raising your arms to just below shoulder height. Arms should be in line with your legs — you should see the weights in your peripheral vision.Straighten your legs and lower your arms simultaneously.
Complete three sets of 15 reps.
Pilates Inner-Thigh Leg Lifts Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over it. Rest either your knee or foot on the floor. Prop your head up with your hand, or rest your head on your arm.
As you exhale, lift your bottom leg up, and inhale as you lower it back down. Your torso should stay still while you do this.
Do 10 reps, then repeat on the other side.
Gate Swings With Cross Start with your feet in a wide, second-position stance with your toes pointed slightly outward. Bend your knees and lower into a squat, using your hands to help push your knees wide apart to deepen the inner-thigh stretch.
Push off your knees to get leverage, and jump your right leg in front of your left, landing in a standing cross-legged stance.Immediately jump your legs back out to a wide squat with your hands at your knees.
Push off your knees and jump your legs together, crossing your left leg in front of your right.
Repeat as many times as possible for at least 40 seconds.
Narrow Squat With Overhead Press Begin standing with your legs together, arms raised to shoulder height with elbows bent, holding weights by your ears.
Squat toward the floor by bending your knees and reaching your bum backward, as if you were sitting in a chair. Keep your legs squeezing together. Focus your weight into your heels. While squatting, raise your arms overhead into a parallel position.
Return to starting position by pressing through your heels while bending your elbows to lower the weights back to shoulder level.
Do 15 reps for one set. Do three sets.
Scissor Jacks Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and extend your arms straight out to either side with palms facing down. This is the starting position.
Jump, and cross your right arm over your left and your right foot over your left. Jump back to the starting position, then cross with the opposite arm and foot. This counts as one rep.
Continue alternating sides and repeating this movement until you complete 25 reps. Be sure to keep up the pace and not allow too much time for recovery between jumps; this way you'll be sure to keep up your heart rate and engage your whole body.