The inner thighs are a problem zone for fat accumulation in the body, especially for women. It makes the legs look unsightly and it’s even harder to lose than that stubborn belly pooch. The best way to lose thigh fat is by following a healthy diet and practicing the correct exercise regimen.
Follow the 7 exercises that Bright Side describes below to get a head start at having the perfectly toned and slim legs that you have always dreamed of.
Burpees are an excellent fat-burning exercise. They engage every muscle in your body and are also great for strength-building. Perform them 10-20 times for optimum results.
The curtsy lunge targets the inner thighs and helps stabilize hips, thereby improving your overall posture.
Do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps.
As the name suggests, this exercise strengthens your glute muscles.
Do 10-15 reps on each leg.
As the name suggests, frog jumps are all about jumping like a frog. However, don’t get misled by their simplicity. This is an extremely effective exercise that engages your quads, glutes, and hip flexors. To burn off that extra fat that makes your inner thighs look unattractive, give frog jumping a shot.
You can judge the efficacy of this simple exercise by the fact that even the US military uses it as a warm-up exercise and to stay fit.
Perform it 5 times.
This is a variation of the traditional side-lying leg lift where the top leg acts as the resistance while lifting the bottom leg. The added advantage of this exercise is that it not only targets the inner thighs but the outer thighs and obliques as well.
Perform 1 to 2 sets of 15 reps for each side.
Sumo squats are effective not only for toning your thighs and butt, but they are also great for getting rid of even the most stubborn belly fat.
You may also hold a weight while doing it to increase its efficacy.
The key to getting the optimum result from exercising is to stick to a schedule without skipping. Do you religiously stick to your exercise schedule or occasionally skip it? What other exercises do you do to keep your thighs in shape? Let us know in the comments.
Illustrated by Alena Sofronova for BrightSide.me