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The Ultimate Inner Thigh Workout: 5 of the Best Inner Thigh Exercises – Business Insider

Strong inner thighs stabilize your hips, knees, low back, and core, making them essential for walking, jumping, and other daily activities. 
That’s why it’s important to do inner thigh exercises, which target all five muscles in the region: 
Plus, strong inner thighs may help you achieve more toned, slimmer legs. However, the appearance of your thighs and whether or not you have a “thigh gap” are largely due to genetics.
And while the exercises listed in this article will help you build stronger thighs, they won’t help you lose inner thigh fat. That’s because you can’t concentrate on weight loss in one area; rather, you’ll have to focus on losing weight overall.
With that, here are some inner thigh exercises recommended by Lauren Seib, a personal trainer with her own private practice. Do three or four rounds of 10 to 12 reps, twice a week.
Equipment used: 5-pound dumbbells (optional)
How to do it: 
Muscles targeted: adductors, glutes, hamstrings, core  
Equipment used: 5-pound dumbbells (optional)
How to do it: 
Muscles targeted: adductors, abductors (outer thighs), glutes
How to do it: 
Muscles targeted: adductors, core
Equipment used: playground ball, pillow, or rolled-up towel 
How to do it: 
Muscles targeted: adductors, glutes, hamstrings, core 
How to do it: 
Muscles targeted: adductors, core  
Important: While doing these exercises, don’t rush through them, and be conscious of the muscles you’re targeting, Seib says. 
When strengthening your thighs, you won’t see results overnight, so be patient, Seib says. “These muscles are really essential to support you and, in multiple ways, engage your core better to move properly in life, versus just a vanity reason,” Seib says.  
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