Who wears short shorts? Well, if you have chubby inner thighs, it’s hard to have the confidence to squeeze into something so small. The good news is that those short shorts can be included in your wardrobe if you stick to an inner-thigh busting plan. However, keep in mind that spot elimination does not exist. You have to lose weight everywhere in order to lose extra fat in your thighs.
Change your diet. In order to lose weight in your inner thighs, you have to lose weight everywhere. That means you have to start cutting some calories (at least 500 calories per day to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week). Focus on eating vegetables, fruits and lean meats.
Add cardio to your routine. Getting your heart pumping and working up a sweat is a great way to lose weight. Include at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity in your weekly schedule. If you want to lose fat faster, you’ll have to work out more and eat even less.
Tone your inner thighs with the plie squat. Stand with a wide stance, forming an upside down “V” with your legs. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, gripping onto the top of the dumbbell. Keep your arms straight and along the front of your body. Bend your knees and lower yourself toward the floor until your legs are bent 90 degrees. Stand back up. Repeat 20 times.
Do the thigh lift to work your adductors even more. Sit on a mat with your legs bent 90 degrees. Put the bottoms of your feet together. Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Place the bottom of the dumbbells on the top of your knees. Lower your knees down toward the mat as far as you can. Raise your knees back up. Repeat 15 times.
Finish off with the side-lying hip adduction. Lie on your right side on a mat. Bend your right elbow and place it flat on the mat under your head. Hold a dumbbell in your left hand. Extend your right leg slightly forward and your left leg slightly behind you. Place the dumbbell on top of your right thigh, securing it with your left hand. Lift your right leg about 1 foot. Lower it back to the floor. Repeat 15 times on each leg.
- Body types vary; do your best and be happy with the results.
- Talk to your doctor before starting a new fitness routine.
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.