The Best Inner Thigh Exercises for Men
Certain types of exercises are ideal for men who want to tone up and strengthen their thighs. This article is about some effective thigh workouts for men.
The inner thigh muscles are used for knee extension and hip flexion. Therefore, intense training is necessary for this muscle group. This write-up mentions a number of inner thigh exercises to get rid of fat or strengthen and tone up these muscles.
These exercises can be done at home or in the gym. One can make use of weights to do these exercises, if one has them handy. Do not worry, if you do not have weights, as the results will be the same nevertheless. While you are doing these exercises, if you feel any kind of pain around the knees, stop doing it immediately. It may mean that you are not doing it right. Having said that, let’s take a look at the best exercises which target this common trouble spot. Here are some of the popular inner thigh exercises that are perfect for men.
Power squats are to squats what sumo deadlifts are to deadlift: a wide-stanced variation. It’s called a power squat because it is a stance favored by powerlifters. Because powerlifters move such massive weight, it’s important for them to keep as much of it as possible in their legs and off their lower back. According to Frederic Delavier in “Strength Training Anatomy,” the power squat works the hamstrings and hip adductors more intensely than a traditional squat stance. To perform a power squat, stand with a barbell across your traps. Your stance should be wide, but not so wide that your toes are outside your knees when you squat down. Squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground, then stand. Perform sets of eight to 15.
Wide Angle Squats
This is the best exercise for inner thighs. Again the placement of the legs makes all the difference. In this exercise take a little more than shoulder width distance between your feet and point them outwards. Now slowly bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold for a few seconds or as long as you can bear and slowly come back to the original position. Repeat the same process 10-12 times.
Typically, the lunge works the quadriceps and glutes most intensely, but the side lunge really hits the hip adductors, as your body works to bring your weight back to center. To perform a side lunge, stand with your feet narrower than shoulder-width apart. Step forward and to the side, and lower yourself until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Press through your forward leg and return to the start position. Get used to this exercise by performing it without any weight. As you get stronger, hold a plate or a medicine ball to your chest.
All you will need to do this exercise is an exercise mat. Hence it can be done at home or anywhere else. Lie on your side and use your palm to support your neck. Fold the leg below and straighten the leg on top and draw small circles using the leg on top. Repeat the leg exercise 10 to 12 times on one leg and follow the same on the other side.
This is one of the simplest thigh slimming exercises. It not only helps in fighting inner fat, but also tones these muscles. Sit on your mat and place your legs such that the soles of your feet touch each other. Hold your feet and try to pull them closer to your groin. Now slowly move your legs from the base of the thighs towards the floor and slowly bring it up again. The action will represent the movement of the wings of butterfly. Repeat the exercise 10 to 15 times.
Lying on your back with both legs straight on the ground, use your arms to stabilize yourself and lift one foot straight up. Keep your toe pointed to the ceiling and both knees straight. Move your leg around in a steady circular motion, as if tracing circles on the ceiling with your toe. Make eight circles with one leg, lower, and do the other side. Do three sets of reps. To make the workout more challenging or to incorporate some of the larger muscles, make your circles bigger or switch to “writing” letters and words on the ceiling.