The days of short and bikinis are here and it’s all about the legs. You know what doesn’t look good with bikinis and shorts? Inner thigh jiggle, that part of your leg that jiggle every time you run or that thick part of skin that rub aggressively together. A little jiggle in the inner thigh is completely normal, but if this jiggle is starting to cause friction when you walk then it’s time to tone it up.
The inner thigh muscles tend to be neglected during focus workouts. Toning this muscle can help create a tone and longer legs. It can also help you remain more energized throughout the day. Standing for a long time and walking won’t be such a big issue when you have tone inner thighs.
Try out these inner thigh toning exercises to get rid of the jiggle.
The Inner Thigh Squeeze:
This is an easy exercise that you can do at home watching TV or listening to music. All you need is an exercise ball or a smaller alternative such as a soccer ball, beach balls or even a tennis ball. Lay down on the floor face up and slowly raise your legs to a comfortable angle. Keep your back and shoulder firmly on the ground. Place the ball between your knees and use your inner thigh muscles to squeeze the ball. Keep squeezing for 3 to5 seconds and release. Repeat this process as you inhale and exhale. Perform this as much as you can for 2 to 4 minutes. If you’re at work or watching TV you can perform this by sitting on the edge of the chair and placing the ball in your knees.
This exercise can increase the heart rate and tone the quads, buttocks and inner thighs. Start by standing in an area where you can move freely. Stand with your feet hip width apart, and slowly bend your knees to perform a squat. As you try to go up to a standing position jump as high as you can and raise your hands to the ceiling. When your foot touches the ground go straight to the basic squat position. If you find this too hard, you can return to a standing position after the jump.
This is probably one of the easiest and most accessible one. All you need is a wall to give that quads a good burn. Start by pressing your back against a wall. Keep your feet shoulder width apart and take two steps forward, keeping your back against the wall. Slowly slide your body downward until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Hold this position as long as possible.
You are going to need a sturdy chair or bench. This exercise will improve strength and balance. Place a chair or a bench in front of you. If you are using a chair with a back rest make sure that the back face the side. Step on the chair with one foot and raise your body off of the floor. Keep the foot that you used on the chair firmly to maintain balance and lift the other leg, keeping the other thigh parallel to the ground. This will look like the running man, without the arm movements. Lower yourself back to the ground and repeat for 15 to 20 times per leg for 2 sets.
Side Leg Lifts:
This is an exercise you can basically do anywhere, you can do it while you watch TV or while you’re cooking. You won’t need any equipment for this move. Stand next to a chair or a wall (any surface that you can use as support). Transfer your weight to one leg and lift your other leg to the side. Lift it as high as you can and lower it back down. Repeat this for 20 to 25 times for each leg. If you want to intensify this workout you can always use weights.
Stand with your legs hip width apart and place your hands on your hips. Take a step forward performing a lunge. Lower your hips as far as you can without letting your knee hit the ground. Use the back leg to raise yourself to standing position. Repeat another lunge with this back leg. Alternate your legs for walking lunges, perform this for 25 to 30 reps.
Here are some of the best inner thigh muscle toning exercises. Try it out for yourself and see a fitter and toner looking thigh in a few weeks.