Exercises which are usually regarded as the ‘inner thigh’ exercise for beginners are now being considered by many to be a more advanced exercise which can be used in conjunction with a variety of other exercises.
Exercises such as the serrato anterior exercise, the isometric exercise for the inner thigh and the isokinetic exercise for a hamstring are now the focus of a growing body of research and research advice.
The inner thigh exercises are an ancient exercise technique which developed around the mid 19th century, and was originally designed to strengthen the muscles of the calf muscles and the hip flexors and lower back, with the aim of increasing flexibility and strength in the lower body.
These exercises, which are used by people of all ages, have gained popularity in recent years due to the rise of obesity and the increase in the popularity of a range of weight loss and health products.
The isometric exercises are often performed with a dumbbell in the same position as the one used for the inner thigh exercise.
This exercise involves pressing the dumbbells against the muscles and causing the muscles to contract as the body rotates in a concentric or eccentric motion.
This movement can be performed in any position, with or without the dumbbeats being held in the position.
The inner thigh exercise can also be performed with an elastic band and the bands attached to the thighs.
In order to increase the range of motion in the muscles involved, the eccentric and concentric movements can be done at the same time.
This is sometimes referred to as ‘lateral flexion’ or ‘lumbar flexion’.
The outer thigh exercises were first popularised in the 1950s by John Haddad, who studied with British physiologist Sir John Alder, and eventually became a professor at the University of Exeter in the UK.
This was the time when the term ‘dumbbell exercises’ was used to describe exercise techniques that were based on dumbbell weights.
The subsequent rise in popularity has seen new research into the exercises gaining more traction.
In addition to the Âsub-sets of exercises, Âa variety of different Âexercises are also being taught, including the Ãâs exercise for the Âinner thigh and Âisometric and isokinetics exercises.
In a recent article, Dr David M. Kelsay, Professor of Physical Education and Sports at the College of Sport Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Co Donegal, spoke about the importance of the ̶internal thigh exercises and the ��isometric exercise to develop strength and power in the upper body.
“These are the core of a strong and efficient training programme, which should be undertaken by all levels of athletes,” Dr Kelsays said.
“The internal thigh exercises include the isometrics, the âs and ��s exercises, and the eccentric, concentric and eccentric exercises, with a number of other movements such as leg extensions and glute bridges being performed as well.”
Dr Kelsaws advice is that the exercises are used to develop both strength and mobility, and to help build strength and stamina.
He also pointed out that it is important to focus on a wide range of exercises as the exercises can be difficult to develop at one time, with some exercises requiring more time to become good at.
“A lot of the external exercises for the outer thigh are the same as the inner, which means you are still using the same exercises, but they are performed in a different position and can take a lot longer to develop,” Dr Malsay said.
This article originally appeared in the Irish Examiner.