Saddlebags are the excess fat that builds up in the backside, upper thighs and hip area. The problem is very common in many women. The good news is that saddlebags are not impossible to get rid of.
With proper exercise and diet the back area can be toned. Given here are a few exercises that will help you burn fat deposited in the saddlebags and help you, get a slim and toned lower body.
Standing Side Leg Raise
This exercise is excellent for the hip area. You can perform it anywhere and anytime. Begin by standing straight with your feet put together. Hold a chair or wall for support if you’re finding it difficult to balance. Now pull your right leg out to the side keeping it straight.
Stretch the leg outside as far as you can. While doing the side leg raise take care to keep the rest of your body straight and immobile. To increase the intensity of the workout you can use light ankle weights or a resistance band.
Single Leg Squats
This exercise can be performed with variations once you have adjusted to the intensity of the workout. Start the exercise by standing in front of a chair. Slowly raise one leg off the floor while balancing on one leg. Now lower down your body by bending at the knees.Keep your back straight all this while.
Lower yourself so that your backside almost touches the chair and then raise yourself again coming back to the start position. Once you are comfortable doing the exercise try doing it without using a chair for support. The position will remain the same; thigh corresponding to the floor. When you become a pro at performing this exercise without the use of chair try adding weights to increase the intensity of the workout.
Frog Leg Squats
This exercise is excellent for both the front and back of the thighs. Frog leg squats are also good for people suffering from knee joints pain since it does not weigh them down. Begin the exercise by standing straight. Your feet should be placed shoulder-width apart.
Now bend down from your knees so that your thighs are parallel to the ground. Let your thighs take the weight of your forearms. Now rise up slowly but do not stand straight. Your heels should be bearing all your weight.