The thighs are an extremely important part of the body and they add immense beauty to the overall physique. The recently rising trend of the thigh gap maybe the reason that has brought you to our page today. We have selected the six best exercises that will target your thighs and elevate your glutes so you not only achieve a curvy look but also have that overall athletic build to your body.
Lateral leg raises
These are the go to exercise whenever the inner thighs are brought up. Lie down sideways on a yoga mat and place your hand below your head to support your neck. Now laterally raise your leg and engage your glutes, core and thigh region. Repeat for the other leg for equal repetitions.
3 sets of 10 repetitions
Squat with ball
Place an exercise ball between your back and the wall and try squatting while rolling the ball using your back. This would increase your stability while shifting the focus from your glutes and lower back to your inner thighs and hamstrings.
2 sets of 10 repetitions
Stand with your feet shoulder length apart and lean sideways while keeping straight the leg opposite to the direction of your movement. Move downwards until your thighs are parallel to the ground. On the movement back upwards, try to squeeze your glutes for the best results. You may or may not hold a kettlebell for added weight resistance while doing this exercise depending on how advanced you are.
2 Sets of 12 repetitions
Scissor Legs Plank
Start in a regular plank position with something that will slide under each foot for example a towel, or paper plates. Now slide and open up your legs while keeping your core tight. Return to the starting position.
2 sets of 7 repetitions
Lie down with your back flat against the yoga mat and your legs outstretched. Lift your legs vertically upwards and now buckle your knees to bring them down in towards your chest. This is the starting position. Push outwards with your glutes and thighs to extend the leg straight back up while keeping your legs straight.
3 sets of 12 repetitions
Your legs need to be slightly wider than shoulder width for this movement. With your feet pointing outwards and your back straight move downwards until your thighs are parallel to the ground. On the movement upwards, make sure that you are squeezing your glutes and not pushing upwards with your knees.
3 sets of 8 repetitions
The exercises mentioned above may seem difficult initially but with a little perseverance you will be able to execute them flawlessly. Try reducing the repetitions in the beginning or holding onto objects for support. Follow the routine and you will soon have the perfect pair of toned legs.