5 Exercises to Tone Your Inner Thighs
Everybody has that one particular body part that has more fat accumulation than the others, and it bothers them a lot. For most women, it is their lower body, particularly their inner thighs. While a ‘thigh gap’ is not something that everybody can achieve, as it’s not possible for each person’s body type to get that, there are definitely a few exercises that can help tone the muscles of the inner thighs. Here are a few effective ones.
1. Plie Squats
Most dancers swear by this. All it requires is for you to keep your legs wide apart as you stand, with your toes pointed outwards. Keep your hands either in the front at a 90-degree angle and hold them together, or keep them behind your head. Keep your seat muscles in, and your torso and back straight. Then squat as low as you can. You should aim at reaching a 90-degree angle at your knees. Hold for about 3 seconds, and gradually straighten your legs. Do 2 sets minimum everyday, with at least 15 squats. You can increase the intensity gradually.
2. Penguin Walk
In the same wide plié position like earlier, take two steps forward, and then two steps back. Keep doing this with at least 20 repetitions. 2-3 sets should be good everyday. Make sure you are keeping all your weight on the heels and have your pelvic muscles in, and your back absolutely straight.
3. Ball Squats
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your toes pointing straight. Place a ball or a beach towel between your thighs – a medium sized ball would do. Then in an effort to keep the ball position fixed, squat down, hold for 2 counts and then get back to the first position. The ball shouldn’t drop at any point in time, so the squats have to be done carefully.