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    Hi All,

    In the gym I am doing (for my lower half):
    Squats
    Dead Lifts
    Seated Calf raises
    Stiff Leg Deadlifts

    All of which are great for everywhere on my leg EXCEPT my inner thighs. Which of course, are more jiggly than I care for them to be. Outside of getting on that machine that looks like a glorified thigh-master, are there other moves I could do that would help with this?

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    Sumo squats? Hiking? Mostly just giving you a bump here because I would like the answer as well.

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    • #3
      What about sideways lunges? They might do the trick for you.

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      • #4
        Lunges, front and side.
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        • #5
          Those are stabilizing muscules, so combining balance and resistance is as much as you can do for them. I do the following with kettlebells that I think gets them as much as anything else:

          One-legged straight-legged deadlift
          figure 8th
          side lunge with a rack
          kettlebell pases with a forward lunge
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          • #6
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            • #7
              Wall squats.... 1 leg wall squats... assisted pistol squats, lunges. chair lunges, side to side squats/lunges
              long walks, hiking
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              • #8
                I promise this will help. My inner thighs scream when I use my kettlebell and squat, with toes pointing out at a 45%. Kind of how you see a catcher squat down in baseball. Again, stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, use a weight you can do maybe 15-20 times, squat down all the way, no half squats here, then back up. I go on my toes because I'm not flexible, try to stay flat footed. Don't overdo it. It really gets the inner thighs. Hope it works for you.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kenzington View Post
                  Hi All,

                  In the gym I am doing (for my lower half):
                  Squats
                  Dead Lifts
                  Seated Calf raises
                  Stiff Leg Deadlifts

                  All of which are great for everywhere on my leg EXCEPT my inner thighs. Which of course, are more jiggly than I care for them to be. Outside of getting on that machine that looks like a glorified thigh-master, are there other moves I could do that would help with this?
                  Single leg stuff: single leg Romanian dead lifts, single leg squats, split squats or lunges, step sup, and...side plank! Advanced side plank variations hits hit the inner thigh well.

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                  • #10
                    +1 to all the exercises suggested in this thread -- but remember, you can't spot reduce fat. Strong inner thighs are awesome though, especially when it comes to horseback riding and sex.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by elainevdw View Post
                      +1 to all the exercises suggested in this thread -- but remember, you can't spot reduce fat. Strong inner thighs are awesome though, especially when it comes to horseback riding and sex.
                      Thanks for all of your responses! I will experiment at the gym and see what feels good. No worries Elaine, I know I can't spot reduce, but I can firm up! They're just jiggly where the rest of my legs are firm - even with insulation

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                      • #12
                        sumo pulse calf raise. get into a very wide stance sumo squat with your toes pointing about 45 degrees out from straight forward. squat RIGHT down (lowest butt you can manage) while keeping your back and shoulders as vertical as you can. pulse up and down, alternating between feet flat and raising one heel at a time. this should reeeeeeeeally engage your butt and your upper inner thighs. do it for 30 seconds or more at a stretch.
                        a video is here: BODYROCK.tv | Fitness Advice, Workout Videos, Health & Fitness | Bodyrock.tv (second exercise in the list)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kenzington View Post
                          Thanks for all of your responses! I will experiment at the gym and see what feels good. No worries Elaine, I know I can't spot reduce, but I can firm up! They're just jiggly where the rest of my legs are firm - even with insulation
                          Actually, you can't. It's also a myth. People who look ''firm'' don't do anything specific, they just have more muscle and/or less fat.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Winterbike View Post
                            Actually, you can't. It's also a myth. People who look ''firm'' don't do anything specific, they just have more muscle and/or less fat.
                            Actually.... I can. Lol 'firm up' 'build muscle' whatever you want to call it. If I work the area - it firms up. I'm lucky that I build muscle really fast and have fantastic muscle memory from when I was in the pool 11 hours a week.

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                            • #15
                              People are confusing firming an area with fat reduction. I f your arms are loose/soft/ etc, curls will firm them up. Not everyone is overweight and that is what can't be spot reduced. My wifes legs got rock hard from spinning. Creating more dence muscle does tone up. Now if your overweight, that's different.

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