Healthy Lifestyle

Inner thighs workout

The thighs are made up of four muscle groups. The quads at the front of the thighs keep the legs straight. The hamstrings at the back bend our legs. The abductors along the outside edge allow us to move our legs away from our body to the side. And finally, the adductors along the inner sides of the thighs draw the legs together.
Quite often our inside thighs don’t get as much of a workout as the rest and require a little extra attention. Combine these exercises with a healthy, balanced diet and you could soon be the owner of more toned legs.

Do 2 sets of 10-12 repetitions of each exercise, 2-3 times a week

Always check with your GP before starting any new exercise program.

Adductor lift

  1. Lie on your right side with your head resting on your arm and your legs straight
  2. Bend your left leg and place the foot flat on the floor in front of your right leg
  3. Lift your right leg towards the ceiling, hold, then slowly lower
  4. Repeat on other side

Single leg squat

  1. Stand with feet together and arms by your side
  2. Shift your weight onto your right foot, resting the left foot next to it for balance
  3. Keep your back straight, bend at the hips and knees to slowly ‘sit’ on your right leg until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor (hold the back of a chair for balance if needed be)
  4. Hold for a second, then press into your right foot to stand up
  5. Repeat on other side

Pillow squeeze

  1. Sit on a chair with feet on the floor, knees at 90° and a pillow between your legs
  2. Exhale and squeeze the pillow, hold for a minute and release

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