High Level Inner Thigh Exercises With Resistance Bands

Do yourself a favor and tone your inner thighs before swimsuit season.

Do yourself a favor and tone your inner thighs before swimsuit season.

Inner thighs are often forgotten until swimsuit season. Yet, they are responsible for many movements that you make each day. You can work these muscles hard with resistance bands. If you’re like many women, your resistance bands are probably hidden in your closet somewhere. So, dig them out and do three sets of each exercise at least three times per week to reach the high level workout that you want.

Hip Abduction

Attach the resistance band to a solid object such as the leg of a heavy chair or table. Put the resistance band around your left ankle. The chair or solid object should be on your right side.

Extend your left leg upward to the side as high as you can in a slow, controlled motion.

Lower your leg back to the ground slowly.

Repeat 30 times. Do the exercise again on your right side.

Hip Adduction

Remain in the same position but with the resistance band on your right ankle. Your right side should be facing the chair or solid object on which the resistance band is attached.

Move your right leg to the left as far as you can, crossing your left leg.

Return to the starting position.

Repeat 30 times. Do the exercise again on the other side.

Seated Leg Adduction

Lie on the floor with your right side facing the chair or heavy object to which the resistance band is attached. Sit up and place your palms flat on the floor.

Put the resistance band on your right ankle.

Lift your right leg slightly off of the floor and bring it slightly past your left leg.

Move your right leg outward to your right. Bring it back in slightly past your left leg.

Repeat 30 times. Do the exercise again on the other side.

Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
  • If you don't have strong inner thighs, start with one set of 15 repetitions for each exercise and work your way up to a higher level.
 

About the Author

Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.

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