Sometimes happens that even you work hard, your thighs never look sculpted.
That is not because of your effort to transform them, it is a matter of what you are exercising, as you can make the common mistake of over-relying on squats and lunges. That is clearly, these classic moves directly hit the large quad muscles, but they neglect all the other, smaller ones, which is crucial for your inner thighs.
The offered workout in this article, contained five simple moves put a spotlight on smaller, and often weaker, thigh muscles, engaging them effectively.
The result: sleeker, stronger, flexible and more balanced upper legs.
ALSO TRY THIS HIIT WORKOUT
How to do:
– Perform 30 reps of each move in the series on one side,
– Repeat the sequence on the other side.
– Do 30 to 60 minutes of cardio six times a week.
- Bridge Hold with Alternating Leg Kicks
– Starting position – A) From sitting position with knees bent, feet flat on the floor, lift hips and extend left arm up
– B) Kick the right leg out to the side with inner thigh facing up
– C) Lowering right foot to the floor, kick left leg straight
– Return to “A” to complete one rep.
- Inner Thigh Tap-Out
– Starting position – A) From sitting position with knees bent, feet flat on the floor, lift hips and raise the left arm. Extending your right leg out diagonally to the side, tap the floor
– B) Bringing right leg back in, cross right ankle over left
– Returning to “A” position, complete one rep and continue tapping and crossing for 30 reps.
– Complete the same on another side.
- On-Side Leg Pulse
– Starting position – A) Laying on the left side with torso face down, palms on the floor, left knee pulled into chest and elbows bent. Extending right leg straight out, lift it about 6 inches off the floor
– B) Raise right leg from this position as high as you can, until it is about parallel with torso
– Lowering back to “A” position, complete one rep.
Perform 30 reps on each side.
- Step-Up Kick and Rest
– Starting position – A) Child’s pose
– B) Lifting up into a kneeling lunge, place your left foot flat on the floor, while your arms hang at sides
– C) Push into left foot, stand up, then immediately kick up right leg, toes pointed
– Reversing motion back to “A” position and repeat.
- Quick-Tempo Side Kick
– Starting position – A) From kneeling position, lean to the left and place left palm on the floor while your right arm is extended straight up, and your right knee off the floor
– B) From this position kick right leg out to the side
– Returning to “A” position complete one rep.