Best exercises for inner thighs

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 19, 2015

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Only when the inner thigh is toned is it healthy. If you want to tone your inner thighs, here are 5 best exercises to get there.
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    Leg press

    Leg press is an exercise in which you push a weight or resistance away using your legs. You can tone your inner thigh besides strengthening the lower body.

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    Inner-thigh muscles work more during lunges than in most exercises. The exercise engages muscles of glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and core.

    How to do lunges: Stand with your feet a foot wide and with arms on your side. Take a step forward (about 2 feet) and lower the leg into a lunge till it is parallel to the floor. Do 2-3 sets of 10 to 15 reps on each leg.

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    Wide leg plank

    Wide leg plank targets inner thighs and also muscle groups of arms, chest, core and glutes.

    How to do wide leg plank: Get in a full plank position while keeping your upper body stable. Open legs as wide as possible and slowly squeeze the inner thighs. Do 2 sets of 15 reps.

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    Barbell squat

    If you want to see your thighs toned, doing barbell squats will prove ideal.

    How to do it: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and the barbell held across your shoulder. Slowly bend at the knees and hips and reverse the motion in a controlled motion. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

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    Sumo deadlift

    Sumo deadlift targets inner thighs because you are standing in a V-shape with your feet wide apart. The exercise targets hamstrings, glutes and lower back. In the exercise, keep a straight back the entire time.


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