Have you ever noticed the pesky little deposits of fat under your hips and back of your thighs ?These are the saddlebags that cause trouble to women as it’s difficult to eliminate fats from them. However just as any other part of your body, you can blast off the saddlebags with help of some dietary modifications and set of exercises. According to celebrity trainer “Anna Kaiser” it is best to increase the intensity of cardio and strength training program to beat the saddlebags. Experts’ suggest having healthy food and adding a cardio workout to your everyday workout regime can get you great results. Scroll over as we bring some of the best exercises to blast off the saddlebags :
1. Step Ups
This unilateral exercise targets your hips and hamstrings. The move combines the action of lunge with stepping upwards. To do this exercise you need to take a bench or a sturdy chair to step on to. Place the bench in front of you, stand straight and lift your right leg and step up and let your knee form a 90 degree angle. Press your heel and bring your left foot also up to stand on the bench. Return back to starting position by bringing your right foot on floor followed by left foot. Follow 3 sets of 15 reps in each leg.
2. Side Lunge To Curtsy
This lateral movement targets your inner thighs, glutes and hamstrings. Stand straight with your feet hip width apart. Bring your right leg out and lunge with your body weight on the left foot. Now take a big step backward with your right leg crossing your left leg from behind. Bend your knees to bring your left thigh parallel to floor and then step out on right. Follow 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg. To increase resistance, take dumbbells.
3. Elbow Plank With Donkey Kick
Tone up your core and work on your glutes and hamstrings with this plant variation. Engage your abs and get into elbow plank position on the floor with your elbows under your shoulders. Lift right leg off the floor and bend your knees bringing the feet point upwards. Keep your pelvis square to the floor. Press your right heel towards the ceiling reaching as high as possible without moving your lower body. Lower the bent leg, follow 2 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
4. Side Saddle Leg Lifts
Lie on the floor on your side with your legs fully extended and feet flexed. Place your left elbow on the floor and support your head on your hand. Place your right hand on your waist. Lift your leg by 6 to 8 inches and from here take it further up in 20 reps. Hold your leg on the highest point of your lift and draw 1 inch circles with your heel. Keeping the top leg lifted, bend and straighten your knee, repeat this 20 times without lowering your thigh.
Tone up your thighs and glutes with this yoga exercise. Lie down flat on the floor with your arms on your sides and legs stretched straight. Bends your knees, press on arms and feet firmly on the ground and lift your hips off the floor. Bend your elbows and let your hands rest on your lower back. Hold the position to the count of 10 breaths and release. Follow 3 sets of 10 reps each.