Maximum results in minimal time? Yes, please. That’s exactly what’s on deck in this bite-sized thigh workout that Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, creator of the MWH Method for long lean lines, created for us. “We are going to sculpt that beautiful muscle tone in the quickest and shortest amount of time,” she says. (Speaking. Our. Language.)
“Today we are going to be doing a five-ish-minute inner/outer thigh power series. I’m using one pound weights, but here at MWH I am the biggest believer in using what you have available to you,” she says. Meaning: it’s totally fine to do this workout with just bodyweight. Grab a mat and follow along below.
Point to lift, flex to lower
Tiny leg circles with bottom leg (forward)
Tiny leg circles with bottom leg (reverse)
Tiny heel taps
Inner thigh leg lifts
Do all the movements lying on one side, then repeat on the other.
The move: Point to lift, flex to lower
How to: Start laying on your mat on one side (like you’re about to do a side plank). Rest your head in your hand. Pull your belly button in toward your spine, and keep your legs long. Press your heels together with your toes apart, then float both your legs about an inch above the ground. Lift your top leg with your toes pointed, then lower with your foot flexed. Perform 10 reps. Really hone in on squeezing your inner thighs as your heels press together.
The move: Tiny leg circles with bottom leg (forward)
How to: Stay in the same position, with both legs floating off the floor. Lift your top leg, point your toes, and draw small circles (about the size of an apple) in the air, moving your leg forward.
The move: Tiny leg circles with bottom leg (reverse)
How to: With your top leg still lifted in the air, draw small circles moving your leg backward.
The move: Tiny heel taps
How to: Stay in the same position, with both legs floating off the floor. Pulse your heels together.
The move: Inner thigh leg lifts
How to: Lower your legs to the ground. Bend your top knee and place your foot behind you. Your foot should be flat on the floor, with your knee pointing up toward the ceiling. Come up on your bottom forearm. Lift your bottom leg up as you reach for your toes with your top arm. Lower your leg as you reach your arm up toward the ceiling.
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