The inner thighs usually get little work, but strengthening them is important for hip, knee, lower back and core stabilization.
Toning the inner thighs helps keep your legs and hips balanced and strong—plus there’s something so satisfying about feeling confident like a rock star in your favorite jeans.
So, to learn which inner-thigh exercises are actually effective, we reached out to two fitness pros for their top recommendations. They helped us curate a great inner-thigh workout that can be done at home—no gym equipment required.
You can do this workout three times a week for results to be noticed in less than one month.
1- Side Circles
Lie on one side, straighten the leg that is down and the opposite leg into a triangle position in front of you. Slowly rotate the straight leg backwards until you complete 10 repetitions in 3 sets. Switch sides and perform the same movement.
2- Full Circles
As in the previous exercise, lie on your side but this time keep both legs straight. Once you find a comfortable position begin to rotate the top leg executing a full circle. Do 10 repetitions and switch sides. Complete 3 sets.
3- Explosive Squat
Stand with your legs together, push yourself up and when you fall into a squat position, again push yourself up and return to your original position. This is another type of pump that will help you build muscle. Complete 10 reps in 3 sets.
4- Lateral push-up
Stand with your legs together. In this exercise you can incorporate some dumbbells or any weighted object. Once in position, move to the right side, return to your original position and switch sides. Complete 10 repetitions on each side in 3 sets.
5- One-legged bridge
Lie on your back with one leg bent and the other leg straight so that it is straight at your hip. Once in position lift your torso and hips, hold for a second and lower. Complete 10 repetitions and switch sides. Do 3r sets.