Inner Thigh Exercises: Wrong Ones Make Them Bigger

Wednesday, March 17th 2010

In all my years of training women and helping them get their bodies into top shape – I’ve never heard this request: “Joey, please help me make my inner thighs bigger, so they rub together even more and look horrible in a swimsuit.”

Truth is – just about every woman wants to slim, tone and tighten her inner thigh area. Even women who are slender and not overweight want to get any ‘slack’ out of that nagging region. The loose, jiggly skin and flab are just something the average female would rather do without. And understandably so.

There are so many opinions and solutions to be found for this one problem – from gimmicky infomercial products to ridiculous ‘firming lotions’ for the skin. None of those work – but they do make a ton of money for the companies which sell them.

There is only one thing which truly works. And that is – the right exercises. I say ‘right exercises’ because the wrong exercises will backfire and make the inner thigh area even bulkier and larger. NOT GOOD.

Most of the random articles you’ll read talk about “squats, lunges, inner thigh machine, etc…” The problem is – those types of exercises and workout routines do bulk up the upper leg muscles – including the sacred inner thigh zone.

The main focus needs to be on body-weight exercises which target the entire thigh area. And here’s why…

The inner thigh area is not made up of only one muscle. There are actually several large muscles and a series of smaller muscles which lie in close proximity to each other. But they are each of different sizes, lengths and widths. They also run in different directions. This all has to do with the unique movement abilities on the human body.

Because of this physiologic complexity – the body-weight exercise program which targets the inner thigh area for toning, tightening and slimming, needs to consist of a series of movements which are synergistic. Meaning, they produce the proper stimulus as a group as opposed to just being done alone.

This blend of body-weight exercises for the lower body stimulates the several dozen thigh muscles – which slim, tighten and tone the entire thigh area – including the inner thighs.

So, you’ll want to avoid squats with a barbell or dumbbells, lunges with weights, any type of leg press machine and any type of machine with cables and weight stacks.

Some of the exercises you’ll want to be sure to include are:

1 – Slow tempo adduction
2 – Low side shuffle
3 – Double hip extension with pillow or small ball between legs
4 – Side angle step down – with light toe touch

These are just a few of the exercises you’ll want to do in order to get your inner thighs into tight and sexy shape. The complete program plus exact instructions are in the ULBHTM dvds where I take you step by step through every exercise – as if your trainer (me) is right there with you – every step of the way.

Visit the ‘Home’ Page to learn more about fixing the problem with your inner thighs.

7 Comments on “Inner Thigh Exercises: Wrong Ones Make Them Bigger”


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June 12th, 2010, 7:25 am  
2 said,

inner leg workouts get muscle fibers thicker…

entry lists typical weights and machine workouts that actually backfire on the every day female and stimulates her trouble zone more muscular and wide……

November 27th, 2010, 4:54 pm  
Kathy said,

I find that the dumbbell sumo squat does work and you can actually feel it the next day.

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