These exercises can be done at home with no additional equipment, and if done consistently, they will bring results in about 4 to 6 weeks time. However, thigh exercises alone will not be enough to bring about that great leg shape that you desire.
To get the best results, thigh workouts should be supplemented with cardio, because the so-called spot reduction is only a myth. It would be hardly possible to lose weight on the specific area of your body only. Targeted exercises should be only a part of your whole body exercise routine.
Additionally, it would be a good idea to consult your nutrition professional to decide on the right diet. If you have considered your diet plan and choose cardio exercises to go along with your targeted inner thigh exercises, here are four great workouts:
- Side to Side Plies. The most effective age-proven exercise ever.
Stand straight with your feet turned outwards. Open your knees and toes to about 45 degrees. Rest your hands on your hips. The exercise starts with the plie, which is a ballet move, so make sure your back is straight. Stand tall like a ballet dancer. Then, lower your hips down as much as you can by bending your knees. Hold plie for about 30 seconds, then slowly straighten your legs and slide your foot sideway to your right. Hold the upright position and squeeze your inner thighs for about 30 seconds. After that, repeat the motion to the left: step back out, do the plie and slide right foot in. This is one repetition. Repeat 10 times.
- A Skater.
Look straight ahead of you, keep your feet together. Take a “skate”: step to the left side with the left foot, then drag the other leg. Then repeat the movement to the opposite direction. Move your arms as if you were on the skates. Do this exercise for one minute as many repetitions as possible. (This is my favorite)
Keep your feet hip-width apart. Shift your weight to the left leg and with your right leg do a wide circular sweep-like motion from right to the left. Next, shift your weight to the right foot and repeat the motion with the left leg. Controlling your legs circular motions help to slim and tone your inner thigh.
When lying down on your back, bend your knees with feet placed flat on the floor. Fold a hand towel and place it between your knees. Squeeze your knees together to keep the towel tight and lift your hips off the floor. Hold for two counts and bring your hips down. Repeat 15 times.