Top Exercises for Thinner Thighs

Everybody longs for perfectly sculpted legs, but thighs can be a problem area. Weight loss and aging can both contribute to the development of sagging skin in the thigh region, but you don’t have to live with it. Sometimes, you have to create a workout regime that really focuses in on the areas that cause you the most issues. Don’t work hard, work smarter!
No matter what your lifestyle looks like, there are thigh workouts for you. Whether you are in the best shape of your life or just starting your fitness journey, some methods will get you the results you are looking for. Let’s take a look at 11 exercises that are proven to tighten and tone those inner thighs. You’ll be happy that you did.

  1. Sumo Squat and DragImage result for Sumo Squat and Drag GIF

To do:
Stand with your feet approximately 24 to 36 inches apart. Position your feet wider than your hips with your toes and knees facing forward. Keep your head up and your spine lengthened so there is no curve in your back. Place your arms at your sides or bring your hands in front of your chest to assist with balance. Inhale, bend your knees and lower your hips behind you to a comfortable depth or until your thighs are parallel with the floor..As you raise up, drag your foot over the other one as you feel your thighs tighten with the movement. Alternate between both legs that you drag. Repeat 10-15 times.

  1. Sumo JumpImage result for Sumo Jump EXERCISE GIF

To do:
Stand with your feet approximately 24 to 36 inches apart. Position your feet wider than your hips with your toes and knees facing forward. Keep your head up and your spine lengthened so there is no curve in your back. Place your arms at your sides or bring your hands in front of your chest to assist with balance. Inhale, bend your knees and lower your hips behind you to a comfortable depth or until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Prevent your knees from moving forward beyond your toes. Repeat 10 times.

  1. Lateral Lunge
    This inner thigh workout not only slims your thighs, but works as a full body workout that burns a ton of calories.

 

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To do:
Standing lateral leg lifts also strengthen hip abduction. If you have good balance, you can stand with your hands on your hips. If you are unsteady, you can start by standing near the kitchen counter where you can use your fingertips for balance. Stand erect with head and shoulders over your hips. As you perform this exercise, make sure you don’t lean forward or to the opposite side. Flex your toes and raise your leg out to the side 12 to 24 inches. Hold three to five seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. Bring the right leg into the squat position and do this 10 times. Do the same on the opposite side

Repeat 12 times alternating between the side steps.

  1. Leg Sweeps

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To do:
Stand with your feet slightly apart. Begin with your left leg by doing a sweeping motion front and back with your foot. Make sure that your toes stay pointed. Complete 5 reps per foot.

  1. Curtsy Lunge

Another great option for tightening the loose skin found in the thigh area.

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To do:
Similar to a traditional lunge. However, you should cross your leg behind your body as you dip lower into the lunge.

  1. Plie Squat

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To do:
Stand with your legs two to three feet apart, toes turned out; place your hands on your hips. Push your hips back and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. That’s one rep

Repeat 12-15 times.

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