The Best 10-Minute Workout To Tone Your Inner Thighs

A quick look around the gym is enough to tell that most people like to focus their workouts on muscles that are visible. Toning and strengthening visible muscles does help you look more sculpted but if you care about a more balanced muscle growth, you should also give importance to muscles like your inner thighs.

The inner thigh muscles, or adductors, are made up of five different muscles that are responsible for stabilizing the outward rotation of your knee, helping pull the legs toward the center line of your body. These muscles all attach to the pelvis and play a key role in hip flexion and extension, thus playing a big role in developing core strength.

Having strong inner thighs also helps you with other exercises running, and if you love dancing, you just can’t ignore your adductors. Here’s a 10-minute workout to work your inner thighs while and burn away those cals.

1. Plie Squat Pulses With One Foot Raised

Bring your butt straight down

Duration: 30 seconds each side

Stand in a wide squat position with your feet about two to three feet apart and toes pointing out.
Come on to the ball of your left foot. Keep your back straight and abs tight and bend knees a few inches. Bring your butt straight down, don’t hinge back like you do in a regular squat.
Press your knees out slightly as you lower. Continue to pulse up and down, then straight legs to return to standing.

2. Alternating Side Lunges

Duration: 30 seconds each side

Stand with feet together. Take a big step out to the right with your right foot and bend your right knee, pushing your hips back to lower into a side lunge.
Be sure to keep your left leg straight.
Push through right foot to return to standing, and then repeat on the opposite side.

3. Skater Hops

landing on your right foot

Duration: 15 seconds each side

Starting at the left of your space, squat slightly then jump to the right as far as you can, leading with and landing on your right foot. Swing your arms across your body to help you jump further.
Land on your right foot and try not to touch your left foot down as you bend your knee (almost into a mini squat). Jump back across left to land on your left foot. Try to jump as far and as fast as you can while staying balanced.

4. Curtsy Kicks

Duration: 30 seconds each side

Start standing with your feet about shoulder-width apart.
Lift your left leg off the ground and step your left foot diagonally behind you, bending both knees to lower your butt toward the floor.
Drive through your right heel to back to standing. Kick your left foot out to your left side, and move directly into the next rep without placing your left foot back on the ground.

5. Goblet Squats

Duration: 30 seconds

Hold the weight at your chest in both hands and stand with your feet hip-width to shoulder-width apart. Stand tall and engage your core.
Drop your butt back and down as you keep your chest up, sitting back onto your heels without shifting your weight forward onto the balls of your feet.
Driving through your heels, come back up to standing. Squeeze your glutes at the top.

6. Jumping Jacks

Duration: 15 seconds

Stand with feet together.
Jump arms and legs out to sides.
Jump back to starting position

7. Pilates Scissors

Duration: 30 seconds

Start on your back with your legs straight and arms reaching overhead.
Extend the right leg toward the sky as you curl up off the shoulder blades and reach for the calf or thigh, grabbing the back of your leg gently with both hands. Hover your left leg above the ground.
Staying in a curled position, switch legs, so your right leg is hovering over the ground and your left leg is pointing upwards.

8. Clamshells

Duration: 30 seconds

Lie on your left side with your hips, knees, and ankles stacked on top of one another. Support yourself by placing your head on your left arm and putting your right hand on the floor in front of your chest.
Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle.
Keeping your feet together, rotate your right knee open, then slowly lower it back to the ground.