6. Plie Squat
Lower your buttocks into a deep squat and then raise your arms as you lift out of the position. Keep the movement slow and deliberate. Repeat 12-15 times.
Side lunges help slim and tone the inner thighs while also working the legs and buttocks.
Start in the standing position. Next, extend your leg out to the side as you bend your knee. Make sure that your toes and knee are facing away from your body as you bend into the lunge.
If you want a deep inner thigh workout, the scissor-leg plank is the way to go. It also works out the back and shoulders.
To get into the traditional plank position, lift your body off the ground with your spine straight you’re your feet and hands supporting your weight. Next, raise your right leg while holding the plank position. Alternate between each leg 10-12 times each.
This no-equipment-necessary exercise is great when you are traveling or short on time. Make no mistake, even though it only requires gravity, this workout will definitely work those upper thighs.
Lie on your back with your legs extended in the air with your ankles together and your feet turned out. Slowly lower your legs and allow your knees to bend and then straighten. Make sure that your thighs are engaged and controlling each movement. Repeat 3 sets of 12 reps.
The reverse clamshell is an excellent option even for the most seasoned trainer. The exercise forces you to squeeze your inner thighs and it promotes strength training even when you are in great shape. You simply hold the ball tighter as you get stronger.
Place a ball in between your thighs as you lie on your side. Apply pressure to the ball by tightening your thighs. Hold for 5 seconds before releasing and exhaling. Repeat 12-15 times.
11. Squeeze and Lift
Place a ball in between your ankles as you lie on your right side. Squeeze your thighs together and you slowly lift your legs. You can support your weight with a bent right arm under your head as you press firmly into the ground with your left hand. Hold the position at 6 inches off the ground for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
What are you waiting for? Your thighs are dying to be whipped into shape! Be sure to tell your friends about these simple thigh-sculpting exercises.