The outer thigh is a very common problem area for women. Hormones drive the deposition of fat around the pelvis, buttocks, and thighs and the fat deposits in the outer thighs, commonly know as saddlebags, are quite difficult to remove. Even though we cannot spot reduce, we can sculpt the outer thighs with specific exercises and we can boost our fat loss by moving as many muscles as possible.
How it works: Start by lying on your left side and complete the prescribed number of reps for the outer thigh moves targeting the right leg. Then complete all the moves for inner thighs targeting the left leg. Repeat all moves on the opposite side.
How to tie the resistance band: Stand with feet hipwidth apart and tie band just above your knees. There should be light tension in the band.
TOP 4 MOVES FOR OUTER THIGHS
1. TWO PUMPS
Lie on your left side, supporting head with left hand, left leg bent, ideal leg extended, core tight, and right hip stacked straight on top of left hip. Flex right foot and lift toward ceiling: one pump to raise midway up, another pump to raise as high as possible. Lower in two unique movements. (Do not permit hips to fall back, which would suggest you’re not engaging your core.) Do 30 associates per leg.
2. CHECK MARK
The outer thigh muscles pull your legs away from the center of the body and play an essential function in keeping your knee and hip joints stable. Doing hip kidnappings not only assists to enhance and sculpt your outer thighs however can likewise enhance your balance and stability.
3. SIDE PLANK HIP KIDNAPPING
From the exact same starting position as above, push up onto left lower arm. Extend right leg, point toes, and move leg from front to back as if you were drawing an arch up and over left leg. Your objective: Get your right leg as perpendicular to your torso as possible at the front of the arch. Do 20 reps.
4. THE BURNER
Starting in the very same position as above, bend right knee to chest with ideal foot bent, engaging abs and ideal obliques. Touch right hand to ground behind you for added balance. Now point right foot and extend leg, bringing right hand back to front. Next squeeze glutes and bend right knee, bringing heel towards butt. Repeat the entire sequence 20 times.
FINAL TIPS TO GET RID OF SADDLEBAGS
- Start your workout with a 10 minute warm up
- Do 2-3 sets of each exercise at 30-second to 1-minute each.
- Finish the workout with a thorough stretching routine.
- Do at least 3 intense cardio workouts per week and add upper body, core and lower body workouts to your weekly schedule.
- Follow a clean eating diet, and drink plenty of water throughout the day.