One of the areas I can’t seem to tone in my body are my inner thighs. My legs don’t look bad. Really. However, I seem to store most of my cellulite and my fat in my inner thighs (and of course my belly, but that’s a whole other sad story I’ll share with the world in another sesh.).
It’s not pretty and it makes me feel kinda self conscious, I’d say even embarrassed when I’m wearing a bikini or am showing my legs. I mean that daylight is not forgiving. (before you judge me, I’m one of the most body positive people I know, but I can’t help this feeling, so don’t judge)
Now I know, it takes more than a 5-minute inner thigh workout to get rid of cellulite. But this workout is a small step toward leaner legs.
So I’m committed to doing this whenever I have 5 minutes and need a break from the computer or whatever I’m doing. Maybe I’ll also add it to my morning workout routine. I think it’s a great strategy and I hope I will not forget it, once I get tired and want to make myself a coffee instead of working out.
Well, if you’re not as happy as you want to be with your inner thighs, try this. The exercise routine includes 5 moves, it’s short and very efficient, I hope you enjoy it!
5-Minute Workout To Tone Your Inner Thighs
Inner Thigh Leg Lifts 20x. A great exercise for the inner thighs I’ve learned in Pilates class, for instructions see first video below.
Inner Thigh Leg Pulses 20x. Similar to the Inner thigh leg lift exercise, but you keep pulsing your leg up and down without dropping it to the floor.
Plié Squat, 20x. Trains your inner thighs, but also your quads, your hamstrings and glutes. See the second video below for instructions.
Plié Squat Pulses, 20x. Same as plié squats, but with pulses (see the second video below).
Bridge Butterflies, 20x. This one is a variation of glute bridges. Basically you do a glute bridge, but instead of moving your hips up and down, you stay up and move your knees in and out. It looks as if you’re working with one of those thigh master things…Yeah, my mom had gotten this one too. But you don’t have a thigh master and this one tones your glutes and the back of your thighs as well. See the third video below (exercise #5).
The exercise demos
Inner Thigh Leg Lifts & Pulses (Exercise #1 and #2) via Howcast
Exercise #3 and #4: Plié Squat & Pulses via Health Magazine
Exercise #5: Bridge Butterflies via Health Magazine