Hello my fellow lazies! I hope you enjoyed our first series in the Lazy Bride Fitness Guide. Today I am sharing one of my most favorite series. I’ve compiled a few of the best inner thigh-focused exercises that require very little effort but lend very big results – because that IS the point, right? Perform the following series once or twice a week and you’ll see the sun shining through that gap in no time!
*As always, consult your doctor before beginning any fitness or exercise regimen.
Throughout these exercises, the more engaged you keep your core, the more you will feel a deep burn in your inner thighs! Perform each exercise on right and left sides before moving onto the next.
Lying on your side, bring your top leg forward and place your foot on the floor in front of you. Extend your bottom arm out to rest your head. With your lower core engaged and your bottom knee turned toward the floor, slowly lift and lower your extended leg. Make sure your entire inner thigh is facing upward. Repeat for at least 1 minute – it may take a little bit to start feeling it!
Pro-tip: Bend your lifting leg slightly to avoid knee pain and intensify the inner thigh burn.
In the same position, place your foot (that was on the floor) on top of your inner thigh and with a slight bend in your lifting knee, continue to lift and lower with an engaged core. Remember, the tighter your lower abs, the more you’ll feel the burn. Repeat for at least 30 seconds.
Pro-tip: Change up the placement of your foot. You may feel this exercise working more with your foot up higher or you may feel it works better closer to your knee.
Hit & Wrap
Support your upper body with your elbow and place your top foot (ball of your foot) on the floor behind you. Bring your lifting leg off the floor and extend in front of your body. As you squeeze your core and glutes, bring your leg back toward your supporting foot, then bend at your knee to wrap your heel behind your supporting leg. In one, fluid motion, return to start without stopping. Repeat for a minimum of one minute.
Pro-tip: If you aren’t feeling the work, lift your leg higher of the floor and keep it there throughout.
Happy #notsweatingforthwedding, ladies!