These creative moves, designed and modeled by DanceBody creator Katia Pryce, work your thighs in ways you didn’t know were possible. (But don’t psych yourself out—while they may look fancy, they’re actually simpler than you think.)
As you’ll notice, the rep count for each move is pretty high since it’s designed to completely fatigue the muscles on each leg. (This is also why you won’t be switching sides after each exercise.) Thankfully, Pryce also provided a killer playlist (find it at the bottom of this article) that’ll help you stay on beat as the reps fly by.
You can do all the moves using only your body weight but be sure to squeeze legs, glutes, and abs to create your own resistance. Otherwise step it up a notch with a resistance band (a.k.a. TheraBand) for the outer thigh moves and ankle weights for the inner thigh moves. And go slow: If you fake it by rushing the reps and kicking your legs around, you won’t see results.
How it works: Start by lying on your left side and complete the prescribed number of reps for the outer thigh moves targeting the right leg. Then complete all the moves for inner thighs targeting the left leg. Repeat all moves on the opposite side.
How to tie the resistance band: Stand with feet hip-width apart and tie band just above your knees. There should be light tension in the band.