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Postpartum Weight Loss- Best Way to Tone the Inner Thighs

Posted Aug 06 2010 12:13pm

To Sara of Fit by Sara: “One area that’s bothered me as long as I can remember is my inner thighs.  What is the best way to tone my inner thigh so I don’t feel them rubbing together?”

From Fit by Sara: “For most women when we put on weight, we gain it in the hips, thighs and buttocks. So first off I would ask if you are satisfied with your weight. Since I can’t talk to you, I will assume that you’re dissatisfied with the body fat on your inner thighs.  You can do lots of exercises to tone the muscle underneath the body fat, but will likely need to change your eating habits and intensity of your exercise routine in order to lose the body fat. For example, if you like to walk you could add 5 to 10 minute intervals of hills or 3 to 5 minutes of stairs.  Adding hills will work the large muscle groups of the thighs and will increase your heart rate so you burn more calories and body fat. Also look at the types of foods you’re eating and make sure you’re eating healthy food and moderate portions.  You may need to cut back on junk food such as chips and cookies.  Once you lose body fat you will notice muscle tone in multiple areas on your body.  Here is a simple inner thigh exercise you can do at home to increase muscle tone:

*Begin laying on your back with your hands at your sides
*Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together so your knees open apart
*Bring your your knees back together
*Repeate opening and closing your knees
*After 10 to 15 reps, add 15 pulses
*Then repeat 10 to 15 slow
*Work up to 3 sets of 15 slow, 15 pulse, 15 slow
*Enjoy the burn!

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