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Inner Thigh Toning Exercises

By Edited Apr 3, 2016 1 2

Inner Thigh Workout

Do you think you need to do inner thigh toning exercises? If you think you do then you probably do. It is so easy for inner thighs to get flabby. We don't use inner thigh muscles for anything in our every day life, so those muscles must be targeted to keep them from being all jiggly. Inner thigh toning exercises aren't all that difficult to perform; in fact, you can do them at home while watching TV. I do them 3-5 days a week at home and every time I go to the gym, which is 3 times a week.

Exercises to tone inner thighs are simple and thighs respond rather quickly when you are consistent. If you begin the exercises and do them for a few weeks then quit, this is not considered consistent. When you do this inner thigh muscles will quickly go back to their flabby state. If you don't use it you lose it as they say. Once you begin a regime of inner thigh toning exercises understand that they need to be part of your workout forever.

Inner thigh toning exercises at home

One of the best inner thigh toning exercises you can do it the wide stance plie'. This is an exercise that every ballet dancer is familiar with, since they are certain to do them most every day. It is also referred to as a plie' squat and can be done with weights, but this isn't recommended until you get form down pat. Form is everything when it comes to weight training. So, beginners start with no weight and work toward more reps and going lower in the squat. Do what is comfortable no need to feel pain.

To start stand with feet about a foot wider than shoulders with toes pointed out. Begin to lower body by bending the knees, while you do this make sure head and back are straight, shoulders are squared, abs are contracted or tight, and you're squeezing butt muscles aka glutes.

Go down as far as flexibility will allow and come back up to starting position. Do at least 3 sets of 15 reps. When you feel as though you can add weight hold it with both hands in front and close to the body. You can also use barbells or dumbbells on shoulders as you advance in strength.

Another excellent inner thigh toning exercise is a floor exercise that you can also do at home watching TV. Just lay on your back, lift legs straight up, open legs wide and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 15 reps, to make the exercise harder use ankle weights or resistance bands, I use 5 lbs on each leg. It's a good idea to have an exercise mat or thick carpet for back and head comfort.

While you're down there and if you have a ball of some sort, an exercise ball is great, but any ball will do in a pinch. Place the ball between the knees and shins and squeeze, hold for 5 seconds and release don't ever let go completely of the ball, but keep tension just enough to keep it in place. Do not let back arch if this happens bend knees more or modify the exercise by placing feet on the floor.

These are 3 simple inner thigh toning exercises that can be done when you're at home in your free time. It doesn't get much easier than this if you can't fit them in then you're not serious about toning up those flabby thighs. We're talking about 15- 2o minutes max here that's it!

Thigh Toning Exercises- Tips on staying consistent

To do inner thigh exercises on a consistent basis they need to be a priority. If they're not then you won't do them. To make thigh exercises a priority set aside scheduled days and times. It is best to do the exercises when no one is at home, especially if you're self conscious. Or get up earlier and do them before others wake up or after they go to bed at night. Either way just do it!

Find an exercise partner. There must be someone else you know with flabby thighs that wants to firm up. This will help you to be accountable and is good for motivation. Simply make a pact to get each other going and stick to it.

If you already have a routine or go to the gym, but haven't been doing inner thigh exercises then add them to it. Keep in mind that inner thighs need to be targeted for best results.

Give yourself a reward something that is healthy and or fun. What comes to mind for me is a relaxing bubble bath, pedicure, manicure or new hair style.

Workout to music that makes you want to move and creates a feel good atmosphere. Exercise doesn't have to be boring it can be energizing. It is what you make it!

Be realistic and don't expect miracles overnight. Unrealistic expectations can cause you to give up. It takes time for muscles to tighten up, especially if you've been out of shape for a while.

Choose one or several of these tips to stay consistent and inner thigh toning exercises will become a healthy habit in no time. Remember, if you do nothing you will get nothing.

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Sep 18, 2010 12:45pm
Good tips on inner thigh toning, adding these to my routine. Thanks for sharing.
Sep 18, 2010 8:08pm
great tips here. Any exercise that you can do while watching TV, helps! Great article!
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