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9 Simple Exercises to get rid of Saddlebags for Women

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Saddlebags are often mistaken with normal fat build that occurs in fat women. So, foremost we need to know what exactly do saddlebags mean and how do we identify them?

Saddlebags build up on sides of your upper thighs, thereby adding to overall broadness of the pelvic region. If ignored first, these continue to grow and tighten like any other muscle in the body. It is then, that these get tough to get rid of. However, the good part of this story is, working out regularly, especially with the exercises meant for the glutes, lower abdomen and pelvic region, these saddlebags can be gotten rid of.

Exercises for Saddlebags

A point to remember is that these will not disappear overnight, nor will promises be made for a toned figure within 10-15 days; but a continued effort will pay off, saying goodbyes to saddlebags forever.

Exercises to get rid of Saddlebags:

Here we provide some best exercises for saddlebags which effectively burn fat in saddlebags.

1. Step Ups:

This is a very common technique to put your lower body back in shape. Thigh, butt and knees are benefited along with direct attack on saddlebags through this exercise routine.

To Perform:

Stepups for saddlebags

  • Look for a heavy stool or block of such height that when you keep a foot on it, the calf and thigh is perpendicular.
  • To begin, stand with your back straight with both feet on the floor.
  • Carefully take a step up with your right foot and join the other one, standing tall on the block.
  • Now, put your right foot down first; left follows, bringing you back to initial position.

Repeat the series at least -30 times.  Variations can be added once the routine is continued for at-least 2 weeks. Make sure of wearing shoes to prevent injury on the toes while performing the exercise.

2. Hip Dip on Side Plank:

A little tough for the beginners, but side planks combined with hip dips are a good combination to see positive results on the saddlebags.

Hip Dip on Side Plank for saddlebags

To Perform:

  • Lie on your side. Taking support of the elbow (keeping the hips on the floor), raise your upper body at about 30 degrees off the floor.
  • Now slowly, with the support of the elbow and feet, lift the hips off the floor.
  • Make sure the entire body is in line at 30 degrees.
  • Hold for 5 seconds before bringing the hips down. Repeat.

Perform the routine on the other side as well. Do this regime for 4-6 weeks regularly and change will be evident. This also strengthens the limbs and tones thigh muscles.

3. Sumo Squats:

Known by a more feminine name pliӗ squats. The exercise has direct focus on the butt and thighs. It also strengthens knee and ankle joints at the same time. Sumo squats is not advisable for those with major back issues.

Sumo Squats for saddlebags

To Perform:

  • Stand straight with legs shoulder-length apart, toes slight outward and back straight.
  • Bend till knees and ankles are in a straight line.
  • Try making a 90 degree on the in-sides of the knees with your thighs and calf.
  • Hold the position for 5- seconds before standing back. This completes a single round.
  • Minimum 20 rounds need to be performed to make a routine. And three routines should be done with a -3 minute gap.

Sumo squats are effective for those looking for a lower body exercise. It is a complete package for shapely legs and butt. Problems like chronic leg pain and knee joint problems vanish in no time with this exercise.

4. Donkey Kick:

Donkey kick is appropriate for sagginess that is tough to get rid of and has been there for a while on your body. It is advisable that the exercise be performed on a yoga mat to avoid excessive strain on the knees.

Donkey Kicks for saddlebags

To Perform:

  • Get down on all fours, maintaining a straight back.
  • Starting with the left leg: keep it bent while you extend it backward.
  • The target is to have your foot parallel to the ceiling.
  • Hold in position and count to ten before bringing it back to initial position.
  • Repeat with the right leg for about 15 times before performing with equal number of times with the other leg.

Maintaining proper posture is the key to having visible results with this routine. Remember not to overstretch at one go. Gradually increase the stretching capacity to avoid muscle tear.

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