April 2017 “How To”: Inner Thighs – Thursday

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Ready to tone and tighten those inner thighs?? Let’s GETTT ITTT!!!

Inner Thigh Leg Lift: I think I have a tiny girl crush on Michelle Trapp. She is amazing! Let’s watch her show us how to do the inner thigh leg lift properly.

Adductor Ball Squeeze: Squeezing or contracting a ball between your legs helps both the short and long adductor muscles. This exercise can be done with any size ball you can comfortably fit between your legs or if you don’t have an appropriate sized ball just grab a pillow! To make this a little harder, come up into a bridge position and squeeze from there. This modification will work your back and core as well as your hips and inner thighs.

Plié Squat Pulse: Barre classes are notorious for tiny moves that push your legs and booty to the limit. But even though every pulse brings you a littttle closer to the point of exhaustion, they also make your muscles stronger by the second. Plié squat pulses are a great example…tiny movement that burns so good.

Position your feet wider than shoulder distance apart with your feet rotated externally as far as comfortable. Keep your chest up and shoulders back as you descend your hips straight down toward the floor, without allowing your knees to come over your toes. Drop down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Press through your heels and you contract your glutes as you pulse in a short range of motion, keeping the tension on the glutes and thighs.

Runners Clams: This is an exercise demonstrated by our very own Brigid Bandomer! This is a great exercise for our inner thighs and our hips. Let’s watch Brigid show us how it’s done!