Inner thigh exercises are incredibly popular, with many under the mistaken belief that by targeting the inner thigh muscles one is able to burn thigh fat, tone legs and achieve firm inner thighs. Exercises that promise to target the thighs to burn inner thigh fat and slim thighs are known as spot reduction.
However, exercise physiologists categorically agree that you cannot reduce fat in one specific area by exercising that particular body part only. When you lose body fat, be it from exercise or diet, you generally lose body fat all over and may actually lose fat quicker from the upper – not lower – body. In fact, spot reduction not only fails to slim thighs and inner thighs, but may actually increase the size of your thighs.