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How to Do Flutter Kicks

The Best Inner Thigh and Ab Exercise

Looking for a way to strengthen your abs and tone your thighs at the same time? This move is so effective and done on the floor, so you can tone your body during commercial breaks!

  • Sit on a mat or carpeted floor. Loop one handle of the resistance band on either foot. Hold on to the middle of the tube with both hands, and lie on your back.
  • Draw your naval toward your spine, and press your lower back into the floor, and then lift both legs so they are almost pointing straight up toward the ceiling.
  • Holding the band securely, scissor your legs up and down one at a time, starting with the left leg. Move slowly, and point your toes. Continue for 30 seconds.
  • Then cross your legs, right over left, then left over right for another 30 seconds.
  • To make this move more difficult, lower your legs as shown in the photo, below, so they are about six to 10 inches above the floor.

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Join The Conversation
jelleebeen jelleebeen 8 years
I agree with le romantique, those are tiring enough without a band!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Interesting. This reminds me of swimming -- fluttering kicking and pointing the toes.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Perfect! I am so going to try this move. I've been doing regular ab scissor kicks without the band and this looks like a great way to make it a little bit tougher.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I need bands.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I'll have to try this!
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
So theres a more advanced way than that? I would die... hahaah
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