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Young women are pre-programmed to store fat around their butt, hips, and thighs. It's evolutionary (thanks, cavewoman ancestors) and genetic (thanks, Mom). But that doesn't mean you're stuck with flabby inner thighs.
You can't spot reduce fat, so the key, according to three top trainers, is a 360-degree approach in which you're burning off fat with cardio (intervals, intervals, intervals!), controlling bulge with smart food choices, and toning with smart, simple moves that isolate the inner thighs.
Here are our experts' go-to thunder thigh-thwarting moves:
The Expert: Exercise physiologist Tom Holland, owner of Tom Holland's Athletic Club in New Canaan, CT.
Your Thigh Toning To-Do: Lying Hip Adduction
Lie on your right side with right arm outstretched beneath your head and left palm on the ground in front of your chest. Extend bottom (right) leg and bend left leg and place foot flat on the ground behind your right knee. Keeping foot neutral (90 degrees to the shin) gently raise the right leg then slowly lower. Do 15 reps, then repeat with the opposite leg. That's one set. Do two to three, adding an ankle weight for more of a challenge.
For two more killer moves, keep on reading.