Are you finally ready to shape up your legs and inner thighs? Let my inner thigh focused routine help get you started.
I get a request almost every week to help someone lose the jiggle from his or her inner thigh area. The inner thighs just seem to always be one of the last areas of the legs to tone up. People often want an explanation as to why this part of the body seems to be so difficult to fix. One reason is that inner thigh muscles often get left out of many fitness routines.
The inner thighs are a common trouble spot for many people. I could continue with a long list of body parts, including the upper arms and tummy, but today I want to focus on the ‘inner thigh jiggle.’ I know first hand that the female body seems to love storing our excess fat in the hips and thighs (the joy of our feminine hormones).
It’s important to note that one specific workout will not help with the spot reduction of fat from your inner thighs. But I can provide you with an incredible inner thigh specific workout that you can add into your fitness plan. This may help you launch an assault on your inner thigh jiggle. Blast your inner thighs with my 3-step body fix approach. Here are my workout tips for giving your legs and inner thighs an extra boost.
The benefits associated with cardio exercise are vast, especially if you use interval-style training to challenge your body at different intensity levels.
Walk for 5 minutes at a moderate pace for your warm-up.
WALK – FAST pace for 30 seconds
RUN – MODERATE pace for 30 seconds
WALK – SLOWLY for 30 seconds
Strengthening your legs with body weight exercises will help you to tone your muscles.
Do 45 seconds of “slow” lunges:
In preparation to step forward, slowly lift one foot off the floor and find your balance on the standing leg. Try not to move the standing foot, and maintain balance without wobbling.
Hold this position briefly before stepping forward. The raised foot should land gently on the heel first. Slowly shift your body weight onto the lead foot, placing it firmly on the floor. As you shift your body weight to the lead foot, try not to move the forward foot.
Continue lowering your body to a comfortable position or until your front thigh becomes parallel with the floor, and your shinbone is in a slight forward lean. During the movement, slightly bend forward at your hips. Keep your back straight.
Lift up the back leg and repeat this movement. It’s like a slow, exaggerated walking step with a hold at the top and bottom of the move.
Walk for 15 seconds
Do 45 seconds of side lunges. Do 5 lunges on one leg then switch sides:
Stand sideways on the walking path with both feet together in a natural stance.
Keep your left leg straight and step out to the side with your right leg, bending at your right knee.
Walk for 15 seconds
Do 45 seconds of squats with side lift:
Stand with your feet together and place your hands on your hips.
Take a step to the right with your right foot, feet are shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees for a count of two, lowering your rear end as if you’re going to sit in a chair.
Straighten your legs and slowly lift your right leg to the side for a count of two, contracting your abs to help you balance.
Lower your right leg as you bend both legs into a squat, then alternate the leg you lift to the side.
Walk for 15 seconds.
Repeat 2 times (6 minutes).
Doing some dance inspired inner thigh targeted exercises is a great way to tone and slow down the work out.
You may need to find a park bench or something sturdy to hold on to for this one. Begin with heels touching and toes slightly turned out. Keeping your heels together, rise up onto your toes. Hold on to the back of the park bench if you feel wobbly, but maintain straight back posture. Bend your knees into a half squat for two counts, come back up in two counts, keeping heels together.
Repeat for 45 seconds
Rest for 15 seconds
Repeat three times
Lying on your back on a mat or soft grass, bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are flat on the floor. (You can do this move seated on the bench if you wish.)
Place a medium rubber ball (or a knotted beach towel) between your knees. Contract your inner thighs to squeeze the ball for 30 seconds, followed by 20 seconds of mini squeezes.
Relax for 10 seconds.
Repeat 3 times.
Finish up with 7 minutes of a steady pace of walking as your cool-down to complete a great 30-minute routine.
I love performing body specific training as part of my regular fitness training. I don’t like to overwork any one specific muscle group, so I mix up my workouts daily. It’s very easy to get comfortable doing the same routine over and over again, especially when you start to see and feel the results. If you want to achieve a balanced body, you must always be conscious of working all of your muscle groups each week.