A 6-Minute Inner Thigh Workout for Toned Legs
Strong, sculpted legs mean a healthy you. Your legs help you get from one place to another, and according to Harvard Health Publishing, having strong leg muscles helps you successfully perform activities you love, like biking, hiking, running, and swimming. We're here to share the benefits of keeping your legs strong and toned, along with this productive six-minute inner thigh workout brought to you by certified health, wellness, and fitness trainer Sami Clarke of FORM. Get ready to melt away the excess fat and feel the lower-body burn.
A study published in the American Journal of Medicine revealed that older individuals who have more muscle mass have a substantially greater chance of living longer. According to Clarke, FORM's six-minute inner thigh workout is a fan favorite, because it gets the job done quickly and efficiently, boosting the strength of your lower body. She explains, "Focusing on the inner thighs is crucial for supporting your other lower body movements while toning and strengthening the legs. With our no-repeats workouts, which means no exercise is done twice, this provides extra motivation on those days when you need it, to stay focused and present in the workout! You can find so many more like this on the FORM app!"
FORM was developed by Clarke to be a one-stop-shop featuring a variety of productive workouts, breathing exercises, and inspiring daily check-ins. Clarke's six-minute inner thigh workout will help you achieve the strong, sculpted legs of your dreams. The best part? This routine takes just six minutes of your time, making it easy to squeeze into even the busiest of days. So grab a water bottle, roll out your mat, and let's walk through the inner thigh exercises step by step.
Check out this six-minute inner thigh workout for toned legs:
Move #1: Cross-Leg Openers
The first exercise in this six-minute inner thigh workout has you lying on your back with both legs raised up to the sky. Cross your right leg over your left, then your left leg over your right, and then open both legs out to the side.
Move #2: Toe Glute Bridges
You'll remain on your back for this next exercise. Place both feet on the ground, lifting your heels off the floor. Perform toe glute bridges by bringing your hips up toward the ceiling and squeezing your glutes, then lower back down to the starting position.
Move #3: Clam Kick Right Side
Next up, lie on your left side, and place your left forearm on the floor. Slightly bend your knees, keeping them close together. With your right leg still bent, open it up (as a clamshell would open), then kick your leg up to the sky.
Move #4: Sitting Right Inner Thigh Kick
Sit up for this exercise, bending your left leg and keeping your right leg totally straight. Start to kick your right leg up, focusing on activating your right inner thigh. Pulse for the last 25 seconds.
Move #5: Clam Kick Left Side
Now, it's time for clam kicks on your left side. Lie on your right side, and place your right forearm on the floor. Slightly bend your knees, keeping them close together. With your left leg still bent, open it up (as a clamshell would open), then kick your leg up to the sky.
Move #6: Sitting Left Inner Thigh Kick
Last but not least, sit back up. Bend your right leg, and keep your leg out straight. Then, kick your left leg up, activating your left inner thigh. Pulse for the last 25 seconds.