Get Rid of Saddlebags With These 9 Simple Exercises

June 12, 2019

The rolls of fat on a woman’s thigh, also called saddlebags, are mistakenly thought to be a part of the natural buildup of fat. They grow on your upper thighs making your pelvic area broader. Regular work outs targeting these areas can make them disappear. Don’t get discouraged if they don’t go away immediately or even within two weeks. Exercise must be done continuously if you wish to say farewell to saddlebags for eternity.

How To Burn The Fat On Your Upper Thighs?

1. Step Ups

Get yourself a steady stool or a sturdy block. They should be tall enough to place your calf and thigh at a ninety-degree angle when you put your foot on them. Start by standing straight and then lift one foot and place it on the block. Next, bring up the other foot and stand straight on the stool. Then step down using the foot that you began with. Next step down completely and resume your starting pose. Do thirty reps. You can vary this workout after you’ve done it for a fortnight. Always wear shoes so that you don’t end up hurting your toes.

2. Hip Dip On Side Plank

Though this is not easy for those who are just starting out, they really help with this particular part of your thighs. While lying on your side, slowly lift only your upper body using the support of your elbow till you reach a thirty-degree angle. Next gradually bring up your hips using both your elbow and your feet. Hold your body at thirty degrees for five seconds before lowering your hips. Repeat on both sides. Do it regularly for about four or five weeks.

3. Sumo Squats

Also called plie squats, avoid this exercise if you have serious problems with your spine. Begin by standing straight and keeping a distance of shoulder-length between your feet. Toes must be pointed a little away from your body.  Lower your body till the underside of your knees is perpendicular to your calves and thighs. Stay like this for a few seconds and then raise your body back up. Do this at least twenty times for one routine. Make sure you get a few minutes of rest after each set.

4. Donkey Kick

Get a yoga mat for this exercise so that your knees aren’t unnecessarily strained. Go down on all fours and keep your back straight. Lift your left leg up behind you, while keeping it bent, so that it is parallel to the roof. Stay in this pose for ten seconds and then bring your leg back down. Do these fifteen times with both legs. Don’t stretch too much immediately. You can stretch more as you get acquainted with it otherwise you might end up tearing a muscle.


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