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Discover the best exercises for inner thighs!

Women's Best Fitness Team

Why is inner thigh fat so hard to get rid of?

The inner thigh area is a trouble area for most women. But why is this body part so hard to fix? The first reason is that inner thigh muscles often get left out of many fitness routines. Plus, our female hormones send excess fat straight to the lower body, which was helpful in the past when women needed to survive cold winters and feed their children — but isn’t exactly needed today.

Strengthen your inner thighs with our inner thigh exercises!

The good news: You can fight back with the right thigh-toning exercises. Keep in mind though, that exercising your inner thighs should aim at making you stronger and healthier! Don’t skip meals or starve yourself to get an elusive thigh gap. Focus on a healthy diet, exercises and building muscles in this area. Try out our products specialized in muscle building, like Fit Pro Whey Protein or Muscle Bundle to help you to achieve your goals. We show you the best exercises for inner thighs to get strong, lean and sexy legs!

Here are our 7 favorite inner thigh exercises to tone and strengthen your thighs:

The exercises below target your inner thighs but also other muscles that are connected to the overall firmness of your thigh and strength of your leg muscles. Please adapt the recommendations for repetitions and the number of rounds to your abilities. Workouts should be challenging, but also not too strenuous on your body! You can always add more weight or repetitions if you want to challenge yourself even more.

Inner thigh exercise no. 1: Rope Skipping

Starting position: Standing. Hold the end of a rope in each hand and position it behind yourself.

  • Swing the rope over your head by raising your arms.
  • Once it’s in front of you, jump over the rope.
  • Jump for 30-40 seconds, rest for 20 seconds, repeat three to four times as a warm-up.

Inner thigh exercise no. 2: Inner Thigh Machine

Starting position: Sit down on the machine and select weights you are comfortable with. Place your legs on the leg pads, grip the handle and sit upright.

  • Slowly press against the weight with your legs to move them together, as close as possible. (Don’t forget to breathe correctly)
  • Hold the tension for a second and move your legs slowly back to the starting position.
  • Repeat exercise 12 times for 3-4 rounds!

Inner thigh exercise no. 3: Outer Thigh Machine

Starting position: Sit down on the machine and select weights you are comfortable with. Place your legs on the leg pads, grip the handle and sit upright.

  • Slowly press against the weight of the machine with your legs to move them away from each other. (Don’t forget to breathe correctly)
  • Hold the tension for a second and move your legs slowly back to the starting position.
  • Repeat this process 12 times for 3-4 rounds!

Inner thigh exercise no. 4: Leg Curl

Starting position: Adapt the machine to your height and sit or lie down, depending on the machine you are using.

  • With your ankles, pull the pad of the machine all the way to your buttocks. Exhale during this motion.
  • Now begin to bring back the pad to the starting position and inhale.
  • Repeat this process 12 times for 3-4 rounds!

Inner thigh exercise no. 5: Leg Extension

Starting position: Adapt the machine to your fits and sit down.

  • Extend your legs until you reach your full extension. (exhale during this motion)
  • Now begin to bring back the pad to the starting position and inhale.
  • Repeat this process 12 times for 3-4 rounds!

Inner thigh exercise no. 6: Dumbbell Lunges

Starting position: Stand up with your torso upright and take a dumbbell in each hand.

  • Step forward with one leg until your shin and your thigh contains a 90-degree angle (inhale during this motion).
  • Make sure that your knee does not move beyond your toes!
  • Use your heels to push yourself up to the starting position (Exhale during this motion).
  • Repeat this process 12 times for 3-4 rounds!

Inner thigh exercise no. 7: Barbell Step Ups

Starting position: Place a barbell on the back of your shoulders. Stand upright and behind a flat bench or any other obstacle which isn’t too high to step upon.

  • Place your left foot on the flat bench and let your right foot slowly coming along to place it next to your left foot.
  • Step down with the right foot and place your left foot again next to the right foot. (starting position)
  • Repeat this process 10 times on each side for 3 rounds!

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