A toned, shapely and proportionate body is the result of hard work, dedication, and discipline. But no matter how hard you exercise or how healthy you eat, there are certain problem-areas such as the tummy, upper arms, inner thighs and hips were the stubborn fat seem to be deposited permanently, and it just doesn’t seem to go.
Deposition of excessive fat in the inner thighs can lead to cellulite and make you uncomfortable and self-conscious about the appearance of your legs.
No worry, though! In this article, I have 10 easy exercises for you, designed specifically to melt away stubborn inner thigh fat without your putting in much effort.
1. Cossack Squat
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Stand with your feet placed wider than shoulder width apart and arms relaxed at the sides. Now, squat down as deep as possible to the left while turning the right toes up and flexing the right foot. Extend the arms straight out. Get back to the initial position and perform the squat on the opposite side to complete 1 rep. Aim for 12 repetitions in one stretch.
2. Criss-Cross Power Jacks
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Stand with your feet closed and take in a deep breath. Now, jump out wide as you exhale and cross your arms overhead. From there cross the legs with the left leg in front of the right and left arm crossed over right at the chest level and immediately repeat the cross by alternating sides. Do this exercise for 30 to 45 seconds before moving on to the next one.
3. Inner Thigh Blaster
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Stand at the back of a sturdy chair holding the back of the chair with your right hand. Keep your feet hip-distance apart and place a small softball between the inner thighs. Place your left hand on the hip, lift the heels, bend the knees and lower down about an inch. Press the inner thighs into the ball keeping your torso straight. Come back to the standing position. Aim for 30 repetitions and then turn around and repeat on the other side.
4. Sumo Squat With Side-Arm Raises
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Stand with your legs open wide and toes are pointing slightly outward. Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands and your arms straight, palms facing down. Now, bend your knees till the knees are over your ankles and raise your arms just below shoulder height. Stretch your legs and bring down your arms simultaneously. Target 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
5. Tree Lean to Side Lunge with A Dumbbell
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Stand with your feet closed and arms raised overhead. Now, flex the spine laterally so that the hips move right, and the shoulder and arms move left. Next sweep your arms up and over to make a half circle down towards the right and step into a deep side lunge with your left leg with the left hand placed on the thigh and right hand touching the floor. Push off the floor and circle the arms overhead to return to the lateral lean position. Do 10 repetitions on both sides.
6. Scissor Leg Plank
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Start in a classic plank position with each foot placed on small folded towels. Now, side the feet apart while keeping your upper body fixed and open the legs as wide as possible. Slowly squeeze the inner thighs to slide the legs back together. Do 2 sets of 15 repetitions.
7. Frog Bend
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Lie faceup with legs extended over hips, feet flexed, and heels together and toes turned out. Gradually bend the knees out to the sides and then straighten it. Use your inner thigh muscles to control the movement. Target 3 sets of 12 repetitions.
8. Reverse Clamshells
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Lie down on your side and place a squishy ball or pillow between your thighs. Rest your head on your arm and keep the knees bent. Press the top knee down with force into the ball and hold for 4 counts and then release. Aim for 15 repetitions and then switch sides. Continue to respire normally all through the workout.
9. Towel Runs
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Fold two small towels and place them under the balls of your feet. Bend forward and place your hands on the ground and slide your right leg back and quickly switch so that your right leg is in front and your left leg is back. Just like doing mountain climbers at a faster pace. Do 8 repetitions on each leg.
10. Crossover Lunge With Medicine Ball
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Stand with your feet placed shoulder-width apart holding a medicine ball. Take a large step forward diagonally with your left foot and lung down till your thighs from 90-degree angles. Keep the medicine ball fixed in your hands, extend your legs, lift up your left knee and bring it in near your chest. Step back with your left leg lunging behind to a reverse lunge by stepping back. This makes 1 repetition. Target 15 receptions on each leg.