There are myriads of exercises which contribute significantly towards strengthening the inner thighs. However, performing them in a proper style is highly crucial to derive the best benefits.Lunges are the most effective of all exercises which you can incorporate in order to work out your inner thigh as well as the rest of your thigh muscles.
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While lunges are beneficial, it is important to ensure that the leg muscles are stretched properly and that the appropriate amount of strain has been laid on the respective muscles when you perform the lunges. This involves a few simple movements of your legs while performing these exercises.
Lunges are perhaps also the simplest of all leg exercises, as they not only strengthen the inner thigh muscles but also enhance their agility. Elaborated below are the different types of lunges for inner thigh workouts that have proven beneficial for inner thighs.
Lunges For Inner Thigh Workouts
The forward lunge is a great exercise to enhance the overall strength of leg muscles, apart from working on the inner thighs. Stand with your feet placed side by side in close proximity.
Stretch your right foot forward and place it on the floor. Bend your knees and lower yourself until your right knee is at a right angle to your body, while keeping your back straight all the while.
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Do not bend your back too much as it will hinder the desired effect. Hold yourself in that position for few seconds and then lift yourself back up, going back to your initial position. Repeat this with your left leg and then alternate with both legs so as to complete 15 repetitions per leg.
The backward lunge places even much more emphasis on the inner thigh than the forward lunge does. However, this exercise requires rather more effort. To perform this exercise, instead of stretching your foot forward, push it backwards and rest it on the floor.
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Lower your body and hold this position for a few seconds. Lift your body up and draw yourself back to the initial position. The inner thigh can be focused on much more by turning the toes of your front foot outward while you perform the lunge as this involves the thigh muscles even more during the exercise. Repeat the backward lunge 15 times per leg for the best results.
The side lunge is said to be the best exercise for inner thigh muscles and this is probably due to the fact that it is more focused on the inner thigh than other lunges. It necessitates a great deal of coordination for it to be performed precisely. To do the side lunge, draw both your feet together and stand straight.
Stretch your right foot towards your right side and place it on the floor, turning your body towards the right. Lower yourself into the lunge and keep yourself in that position for a few seconds.
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Pull your right foot to its original position. Repeat the same steps with the left foot and continue the repetitions for 10 to 15 minutes. The side lunge necessitates opening of the legs wide, which causes the inner thigh muscles to do most of the work in this exercise.
As the name suggests, this exercise does not necessitate moving your feet or knees. To perform the static lunge, all you need to do is to stretch one foot forward and then bend your knee at a 90 degree angle.
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You can repeat this by extending your leg back or to the side and bending your knee. There is no major body movement for this simple, yet effective lunge for inner thighs. Performing this for 15 minutes each day will give you good results.