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12 Moves That'll Actually Sculpt Your Inner Thighs

Written by Grace & Silas
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As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s always nice to feel and look healthy in every way. Not just because you’re attending a lot of family and friend’s parties this season, but it’s also nice to feel good in such a hectic season. And to help you sculpt your inner thighs, I’ve curated twelve moves that’ll help you shape up your thighs.

And you can do in the comfort of your own home; I mean not all of us have the time to go the gym. These are workouts that will keep your legs toned and they’re also less complicated than other exercises. So get ready, try them out, and let me know what you think!

Forward Lunges

Next to squats, this move is the best exercise to lose upper thigh fat. Begin by standing with your feet together, keep your hands on the side, put weight on your left foot while pulling it back, and squat down. You can use dumbells with this exercise for a bigger impact.

Glider Side Lunge

Similar to forward lunges, this exercise targets your inner thigh and glutes. You just need to stand on your feet with a few inches apart, slowly bend your left knee and squat down, slide your right foot out to the side. Then as you slowly straighten your leg, slide the right foot back in. Feel your leg muscles working? It’s because most of your weight remains on the leg that’s not moving.

Check out this tutorial demonstrating this move in action.

Basic Leg Lift

This exercise just needs a yoga mat since you’ll be lying on the floor while doing this. Lie on your back with your arms down at the sides and extend both legs straight directly above your hips. Now bring your legs up together and stretch those thighs.

If that’s too hard for you, you can keep your legs slightly bent. Just bring one leg down, tap it to the floor, back to meet the other, and repeat.

Plank Jacks

A combination of planking and jumping jack exercises, this move is challenging and rewarding. Begin with a high plank position with your shoulders over your wrist and keep your body in one straight line and keep your feet together. Then bounce your legs wide and then back together. Do this workout three times and you’ll see a great result soon.

Inch Worm Exercise

Stand, keep your legs straight, slowly bend over, and touch the floor. Maintain straight legs and slowly walk hands forward while keeping your abs tight. Follow with tiny steps, walking your feet towards your hands. Repeat this as many times as you can.

Gate Swings With Cross

Okay, this move is so simple and looks like a dance move. All you have to do is widen your feet, squat down then jump with feet together crossing the left foot in front of the right. Then repeat the move and jump together crossing the right in front of the left this time. Do this exercise while playing your favorite workout song to have an enjoyable and intense workout.

Diamond Kicks

Now, to further sculpt out those thighs, consider doing diamond kicks. Lie down with your legs stretched up, spread your leg wide and bend your knees and legs to form a diamond shape. Repeat the process.

Check out this tutorial demonstrating this move in action.

Boat Crunch

Now, this exercise is a complete workout that tones your thighs, legs, abs, and shoulders. It’s an excellent move that’ll burn fat on your body. Start off by positioning in a crunch exercise but keep your hands on the side. Extend the arms forward for balance. Inhale and extend the legs out as you drop the upper body parallel to the floor.

Sumo Squat With Side-Arms Raises

Also known as plié squat, this exercise is perfect for creating shapely legs. Just like a Sumo Wrestler, stand with legs wide and toes pointed outward slightly. Hold a pair of dumbbells for s more intense performance. Bend your knees while raising your arms just below your shoulder height. Make sure your arms should be in line with your legs. Straighten your legs and lower your arms simultaneously.

Side Shuffle Switch

If you want to improve your cardiovascular endurance and stamina while toning your thighs, this exercise is great for you. It’s a fast-paced move that will use your whole body. How to do it? Stand with your feet together, shuffle to your right by taking three side steps and then immediately reverse your shuffle. Lift your knee up while swinging your arm. Repeat ten times in a row as fast as you can, alternating sides.

Check out this tutorial demonstrating this move in action.

Wall Sit

Okay, this tip is the easiest and simplest exercise from the list, yet is really effective. To start, lean against the wall with your feet hip-width apart, placed firmly on the ground. Aim to have a 90-degree angle. Keep your weight on the heels of your feet and make sure your knees are behind on your toes. Also, keep your back flat against the wall and lift your leg alternating every thirty seconds.

Hamstring Ball Tuck

Lastly, if you have a exercise ball at home, use it and try out this thigh exercise. Simply lie on your back with your heels planted on top of a stability ball. Raise your hips up and form a flat bridge. Your shoulder blades should be anchored into the ground, with your arms on the floor for support. Squeeze your glutes and roll the ball in, push your hips up into the air as far as possible. Pause at the top and lower back down to the floor.


With these moves, you can easily sculpt your inner thighs even without going to the gym. These twelve easy moves will shape your legs in no time and they can all can be done at home. Pick a few or try all of these leg exercises and make your inner thighs look amazing!

Now if you have any questions, let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to help you out!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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