Strong, sculpted legs mean a healthy self. Your feet 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, such as 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 delivered by a certified health, wellness and fitness coach Sammy Clark of the shape. Get ready to melt away excess fat and feel your lower body burn.
A study published in American Journal of Medicine revealed that older people who have more muscle mass are significantly more likely to live longer. According to Clarke, FORM’s six-minute inner thigh workout is a fan favorite because it gets the job done quickly and efficiently, building your lower body strength. She explains, “Focusing on the inner thighs is vital in supporting other lower body movements while toning and strengthening the legs. With no-rep workouts, meaning no exercise is done twice, this provides extra motivation on those days when you need it, to stay focused and present in training! You can find so many more like it in the FORM app!”
FORM was developed by Clarke to be a one-stop-shop that includes a variety of productive workouts, breathing exercises and inspirational 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 requires 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.
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Check out this six-minute inner thigh workout for toned legs:
Move #1: Cross-legged Openings
The first exercise in this six-minute inner thigh workout has you lying on your back with both legs raised to the sky. Cross your right leg over your left, then your left leg over your right, then open both legs out to the side.
Move #2: Buttock Bridges
You will remain on your back for this next exercise. Place both feet on the ground, lifting your heels off the floor. Perform toe butt bridges by bringing your hips up toward the ceiling and squeezing your glutes, then lower your back to the starting position.
Move #3: Clam Kick Right
Next, lie on your left side and place your left forearm on the floor. Bend your knees slightly, keeping them close together. With your right leg still bent, open it (like opening a seashell) and then kick your leg up into the sky.
Move #4: Seated Right Inner Thigh Kick
Sit for this exercise, bending your left leg and keeping your right leg completely straight. Begin to kick your right leg up, focusing on activating your right inner thigh. Pulse for the last 25 seconds.
Move #5: Crests Strike to the 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. Bend your knees slightly, keeping them close together. With your left leg still bent, open it (like opening a seashell) and then kick your leg up into the sky.
Move #6: Seated left inner thigh kick
Last but not least, sit back. Bend your right leg and keep the outside leg straight. Then kick your left leg up, activating the left inner thigh. Pulse for the last 25 seconds.