Not every workout regimen is made the same, and if you have been struggling to get your thighs slimmed up enough in order to get them into those skinny jeans that you’ve been dying to wear, we have some good news for you…
In this article, you’ll find four proven exercises that if you put them into use, can help shave off some of the excess fats on your thighs and be able to fit into those skinny jeans in no time!
1. Stationary Exercise Bike
Riding a bike has always been an excellent way to develop strength within your legs, and especially within the inner thigh area, and this holds true with stationary exercise bikes as well. You can also carry out interval training on these stationary bikes in order to provide yourself with some incredibly intense calorie burning and fat blasting workouts.
When you are doing your intervals on an exercise bike, it’s important that you don’t overdo it. You’re going to want to swap it up and stick to around 1 min. intervals for around 20 to 25 min. a day, with 1 min. being as fast as you can go, and the next minute and a nice relaxed speed. Always make sure that you warm up sufficiently beforehand. A good rule of thumb is around 5 min. at a slowly increasing pace and resistance.
If you have access to a heart monitor, be sure to make use of it because it’ll make sure that you are working out at the optimum heart rate levels. If you don’t have one, then before performing these sorts of exercise, it’s a good idea to get one to ensure that your heart rate doesn’t get any higher than it needs to.
2. Walking On An Incline
If you have access to a treadmill, setting it at a 15° incline and walking on it is a great way to really give your legs a great workout. If you don’t have access to a treadmill, then you might need to find yourself a steep hill that you can walk up as it will provide you with the same type of benefits.
One of the greatest things about doing an incline workout is the fact that it will get your heart racing much faster than one could ever happen on flat ground. While it is extremely tempting to do so, in order to get the most benefits out of your incline walking on a treadmill, you’re not going to want to hold on to the side rails.
If you do so, this is going to cause the work out to be significantly less profitable for your legs. Try to walk up the hill in the same way that you would walking on flat ground by pumping your arms back and forth. It’s not going to be easy, but the burning in your legs, and the firmness of your inner thighs will make it all worthwhile.
If you have never experienced the benefits of walking on an incline, or have never considered pursuing this form of exercise, then you may not want to start out on so drastic of an incline as 15°, and rather start out at 10°. This will allow you to increase your stamina, and build up your strength before taking on the steeper incline.
If you get to the point where walking up a 15° incline is easy, then you can swap it up a bit and try jogging up the incline for a minute, and then walking, and then repeating the process in 1 min. intervals. Try to stick to it for a period of 20 to 25 min. in order to get the best results. Never start at a rate of speed that is too fast, as you only want to be able to do what your body is able to handle. You can always increase the speed on the machine to something more after you build your endurance.
3. Jumping Rope
This is one of those activities that most of us have done as children in grade school, but it has far more uses for an adult than it does for child when it comes to getting in shape and removing that excess flab on the inside of the thighs.
It is a fact that a woman weighing 135 pounds can spend as little as 20 min. a day jumping rope, and burn as many as 256 cal in the meantime. This is simply because of the fact that continuously jumping rope is a killer cardiovascular exercise that raises your heart rate nicely, strengthens your metabolism, thoroughly works your legs, and sheds calories.
For anybody that is just starting out jumping rope, it’s important that you don’t start out to hard, as you don’t want to burn yourself out. Before picking up the rope, it’s important that you adequately warm yourself up, and a great way to do that is by either jogging in place, or hitting the treadmill easy for several minutes.
Once you are nice and warm, go ahead and pick up the rope, and start out as fast as you can for 1 min. followed by a 1 min. recovery period. Continue the session for a around 20 min., or as an alternative to that, you can do one 10 min. session in the morning, and then another one later on. The important thing is that you get in your 20 min. each day if you really want to firm up the inside of those thighs.
4. Squat Jumps
A really great way to melt off the calories is to make use of squat jumps. I’ll explain what those are in a minute if you have no idea what they are, or how to perform them, but they are going to require a significant amount of coordination, energy, and stamina in order to do them correctly. If you reach the level of fitness that allows you to continue doing these however, they can really tone up the inner thighs.
Directions for successfully completing squat jumps: in order to perform a squat jump, stand in one spot, and then bend yourself into a squatting position. When you get into the squatting position, propel yourself into the air as high as you can, and then repeat the process. You’re going to want to build up to a point where you can do 20 repetitions in a row, and three sets of those 20 reps. When you get to this point, your legs should be extremely powerful.
On paper, it doesn’t really seem like it’s that big of a deal, but when you actually perform these exercises, you will quickly see how extremely difficult they can be, and the extremely great results that you can achieve from them.