It's Time to Learn the Most Fantastic Inner Thigh Exercises on the Net!

Are you ready to be the proud owner of sexy legs? By mixing these inner thigh exercises with good nutrition and cardio, you'll get the legs you've always wanted! Just imagine stripping off into your bikini this summer and feeling confidence like never before! This really could happen... and we're going to help you.


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The Truth About Inner Thigh Exercises

Before we start we need to clear up a few myths about exercising your inner thighs. The first myth is that the exercises alone are enough to get the job done. Sorry... that's just not true. By doing inner thigh exercises, you will build lean muscle in that area. The catch is, you won't see your hard work if you have a layer of fat covering your muscles. So, if you want to reap the full benefits of your exercises, you need to lose fat. Check out our weight loss and aerobic exercise pages for some handy information on fat loss.

The next myth is the myth of spot reduction. Spot reduction means the removal of stored fat from specific areas in the body. Unfortunately, again, there isn't much truth in this. You will lose only slightly more fat in the area you're exercising than the rest of your body. You can't exercise an area and hope to see significant fat loss there. This is okay though. Don't feel disheartened. By doing inner thigh exercises and a form of aerobic exercise, you will lose fat throughout your body and build muscle in your inner thighs. This will result in toned legs and a sexier overall physique. Who's complaining about that?


The Inner Thigh Exercises you Will Learn on This Page:



Benefits of Doing Inner Thigh Exercises


Body confidence that you have always wanted.


Legs that look good in whatever you're wearing - or not wearing! ;)


Improved muscle tone. This will make everyday chores easier and minimise general fatigue.


The muscle tissue which you'll build will help with weight control.



Ballet Raises

This is a really effective inner thigh exercise that is easy to master :-) Just follow the directions and you'll have no problems.

  1. Stand in the position shown below. You can hold onto a chair or table for added stability if you would like.
  2. Put one of your feet in front of your other knee.
  3. Lift your foot straight up.
  4. If you would like to make this exercise harder, push down on your knee as you lift.
  5. Lower your foot back down.
  6. Repeat.



Power Pushes

This exercise will really help to tone your wobbly bits! It's super effective and Shaye reckons that it gives her serious muscle burn!

  1. Grab yourself a yoga mat, or padded surface of some sort.
  2. Lie on your side as shown in the picture below.
  3. Bend your top knee behind you and make sure it's in line with your body.
  4. Straighten your front leg and raise it out slightly to the front.
  5. Hover it there. This is the start position.
  6. Lift your leg until you're in the position shown in picture two.
  7. Hold it there for 1-2 seconds.
  8. Repeat 15-30 times and then change legs.



Inner Leg Raises

An old classic! Shaye's gran taught her this inner thigh exercise... It remains as effective now as it always has been. Go the old classics!

  1. Lie down on your side and bend your top leg out in front of you as shown in picture one.
  2. Keep your other leg out straight.
  3. Raise it up as high as you can and hold for 1-2 seconds.
  4. Lower it back down.
  5. Repeat.



Crossed Leg Lifts

Simple, effective and to the point. You can do this inner thigh exercise anytime and anywhere... It's a great TV exercise, or a great exercise to do while you're waiting for the kettle to boil, or your smoothie to blend :)

  1. Stand with one leg crossed in front of the other as shown in picture one.
  2. Move your front leg further across and up.
  3. Hold it there for 1-2 seconds.
  4. Lower it back down.
  5. Repeat.
  6. Change sides. :)



Straight Leg Squeezes

This is a fantastic inner thigh exercise using a swiss ball. If you don't have a swiss ball, a similar effect can be created by using a few big puffy pillows stacked between your feet.

  1. Lie on a mat as shown in the picture below.
  2. Place your swiss ball or pillows in between your feet.
  3. Squeeze your feet together as hard as you can and hold for 2 seconds.
  4. Release slowly.
  5. Do as many of these as you require for your workout.
  6. Remember to really focus on tensing and isolating the inner thighs and to keep your hips, body and legs in alignment.
  7. Repeat 20-30 times.



Wide Deep Squats

For this exercise you will need a swiss ball and some sort of weight. We have used milk dumbottles in this example. Don't brush these exercises off as being your everyday squats. They have subtle differences which cause them to target different areas. These exercises are great for your outer thighs, inner thighs and buttocks.

  1. Get your swiss ball and place it against the wall.
  2. Lean against it, placing it in the center to upper area of you back.
  3. Hold some weights (depending on your level of fitness).
  4. Face your feet away fom your body.
  5. Lower yourself slowly while using the swiss ball for balance.
  6. Hold for 1-2 seconds before raising to the start position.
  7. Repeat as many times as required. Generally between 10-25.



Swiss Ball Knee Squeezes

This is a fantastic exercise for really targeting the inner thighs. Although this exercise might look easy, it really is very effective. Add a few sets of swiss ball knee squeezes into your leg workout and you're bound to see results. You'll need a swiss ball to do this exercise. If you don't have one yet, another method is to use a really puffy pillow.

  1. Lie on a yoga mat as shown in the picture below.
  2. Put your swiss ball or pillow between your knees.
  3. Squeeze your knees together as hard as you can and hold for 2 seconds.
  4. Release slowly.
  5. Do as many of these as you require for your workout.
  6. Remember to really focus on tensing and isolating the inner thighs.




Unsure of how many reps and sets to do? Check out our Fitness Training at home table.


We hope you enjoyed these inner thigh exercises! Tomorrow you might feel a little bit stiff, but stretch it out and you'll feel great!

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