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Pilates Inner Thigh Aid

By May 17, 2008

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inner thigh exerciseHere in my neck of the woods we are suddenly in for a heat wave, and I'm suddenly faced with the prospect of wearing....shorts! I wish I had been doing a little more inner thigh work than I have been lately, but I've got a plan. I'm going to share it with you because I have a feeling I'm not alone in my desire to do a little extra inner thigh work.
  1. I'm going to focus on the midline in whatever exercise I do. Whenever an exercise calls for legs together, I'm going to be keeping my legs glued. I vow not to be sloppy. I vow to really engage the inner thighs. Of course this has deeper benefits than toning the inner thigh(better over-all posture for example), but hey, we're talking shorts and bathing suits here.

  2. I'm going to be doing all those Pilates exercises that directly target the inner thigh. Such as:

  3. This is a good one. I can make a lot of exercises more challenging for the inner thighs by holding a small ball (about 6" diameter) just above the knees or holding the magic circle at the ankles. Really, try it. Try the hundred, double leg lower lift or double leg stretch with the added challenge of the circle or the ball. That will definitely get those inner thighs working. And, as an added bonus, every exercise I mentioned is a great ab workout as well.

What's a magic circle? Read more

photo inner thigh lifts, by Peter Kramer, courtesy of Kolesar Studios
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