The leg lift is a simple exercise that works your front and inner thigh muscles… with a bonus: It also tones your abdominal muscles. One easy exercise can help chisel down two problem areas – what could be better? Here’s the leg lift in its most basic form:
Step 1: Lie on your back with your palms down and hands underneath your behind (this will help you stabilize). Crunch up and hold your upper abs tight so that your shoulder blades are off the ground. Lift your legs about 2 inches off the ground.
Step 2: Keep your abs tight and chin up, and breathe slowly and rhythmically as you lift your legs through a count of 10 seconds.
Step 3: Hold and squeeze at the maximum tension point for 2 seconds.
Step 4: Lower your legs to the starting point through a count of 10 seconds.
Step 5: Repeat three times without resting.