Before anyone gets too caught up in the idea of achieving perfectly toned inner thighs like those seen in bathing suit advertisements, it’s worth remembering even those pros get retouched when the photos are edited. Their lean legs probably don’t look much different than yours when the cameras aren’t flashing, but there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to look your best.
We’ve picked 10 exercises to target your adductors while also strengthening other key muscle groups.
1. Hip bridge with squeeze
Start by lying on the ground with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground, hip-width apart. Your arms should be extended along the sides of your body with your palms facing down. Place your object of choice between your knees and squeeze them together to hold it in place. From here, push through your heels to bring your hips off the ground until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders. Hold briefly, then lower your hips back to the ground.