The ideal inner-thigh workout — one that blasts fat while building muscle — is hard to come by. Target the tricky-to-hit inner thigh muscles (and the surrounding ones) with this strengthening and toning workout.
This Pilates move is excellent at strengthening your inner thighs and glutes and is especially good if you have to do prolonged sitting, which tends to weaken these muscles.
Start by lying on your side, with a Pilates ring or squishy ball between your ankles and your legs extended and straight. Place your bottom arm outstretched overhead on the floor with your head lying relaxed on your arm.
Exhale, while you contract your top leg and press down to squeeze the Pilates ring or squishy ball. Inhale and release. Keep the movement both slow and controlled at all times for best results.
Tip: To increase the level of difficulty, reach your top arm towards the ceiling while performing the squeezing movement.
Reps: 12 to 15 each side