Primary muscles: Inner thighs
Secondary muscles: Glutes, thighs
Equipment: No equipment
INNER THIGH LIFTS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over.
2. Flex your bottom foot, lift the leg and then lower it back down, without letting it touch the floor.
3. Repeat and switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
When doing inner thigh lifts keep your upper body stable, your core tight and maintain the working leg straight and the foot flexed. Lift your bottom leg as high as you can, breathe out and squeeze your inner thighs.
The inner thigh lifts is a Pilates exercise that targets, as the name suggests, your inner thighs. The inner thigh muscles play an important role in pulling the legs toward the center of the body and are crucial for the stability of the knee and hip joints. Doing inner thigh lifts not only strengthens and trims your inner thighs but can also improve your balance.
SETS AND REPS
Do 2 or 3 sets of 10 to 16 repetitions on each side. You can also increase the challenge, and do a weighted version of this exercise, by placing your top foot on top of the bottom inner thigh.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing inner thigh lifts, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: