Inner thigh exercises are a great way to tone the thighs, hips and buttocks.
Inner thigh exercises are beneficial for many reasons. They can help to reduce cellulite and improve muscle tone. They can also help to improve blood circulation.
There are several different exercises that you can do at home to target your inner thighs. Here are the top 6 basic moves that you should try out:
6 Basic Moves that Target All Inner Thigh Muscles
The sumo squat is a type of squat that targets the inner thigh muscles more effectively than normal squats. The muscles targeted include the quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
The difference between the sumo squat and other types of squats is that your feet are positioned wider than your hips, and you keep your toes pointed outward.
Standing Leg Lifts
Stand up straight and lift one leg off the ground, then bend your standing knee so that your foot is flat on the ground. Lift your foot off the ground again and repeat with the other leg.
The Side Lunge
If your goal is to get a lean and toned inner thigh, then the side lunge is the perfect exercise for you. This workout not only strengthens your muscles in that area but also helps to trim down your hips by creating an hourglass shape.
To do a side lunge, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your right hand on your right hip. Lift your left leg straight out to the side and bend your front knee until it is bent at a 90-degree angle. Hold the position for three seconds and then slowly lower yourself back down to start again.
Skater squats are a great exercise to target the inner thigh and the glutes. The exercise is so effective that even Dancing with the Stars pro-Val Chmerkovskiy swears by it. When performed correctly, skater squats can increase leg strength, improve balance and flexibility and burn a ton of calories.
To do skater squats, stand in a strong, standing position. Lift one leg out to the side and move your weight over it as you squat down on one leg while keeping the other knee behind the toes. Repeat with the opposite leg after 8-10 repetitions and continue for 2-3 sets.
Switch legs and repeat on the other side. Work on this exercise until you’re ready to try a double jump.
Bulgarian Split Squat
Bulgarian split squats are a great exercise to focus on hip extension and the inner thighs. This exercise is a challenging but rewarding way to work your lower body without the need for equipment or extra weight.
To do the Bulgarian split squat, stand in front of a flat surface like a park bench. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
Hop back into a lunge. Make sure your back is straight, your head is upright and your hips are aligned with the rest of your body. Keep the top of one foot flat against the ground behind you.
Bend your left knee and then squat. Return to the original position by pushing up from the left foot, using quads and hamstrings
Jumping jacks are a great cardio workout. They tone your inner thigh in less than 10 minutes. What’s better? There’s no equipment required and they’re fun, making them easier to stick with.
To do jumping jacks, Stand straight with your feet together and hands by your sides. Jump up, spread your feet and bring both hands together above your head. Jump again and come back down to the starting position. Repeat this until the set is complete.
How Many Reps and Sets Are Enough?
Start by picking any four of the exercises and doing 3-4 sets with 12-15 reps. If you are a beginner, pick any four of the exercises for a session, and do 3-4 sets and 12-15reps each or to failure.