Are you looking to get rid of your saddlebag fat? If you haven’t heard about it, it may sound strange. Let me enlighten you.
Saddlebag fat is an underdeveloped area between your thighs and your glutes. For many people, it can be a pain to get rid of. Especially when you feel like you’re already in comfortable shape. But if you’re up for the challenge, let’s talk about 7 ways you can lose your saddlebag fat.
For those of you who haven’t heard of planking, it is an exercise meant to strengthen your abdominal muscles, back and shoulders. Side planking on, the other hand is meant to strengthen your outer thighs as well as help
improve your balance. And seriously, it does wonders on your midsection.
When practicing the side plank hip abduction, you lie on your side with your top leg extended and your bottom leg bent back. From here, you slowly elevate your top leg into the air and lower it back down, repeating this cycle a few times over before switching to the other sides. As difficult as this may sound, this could be one of the first steps to getting rid of that annoying saddlebag.
If you’re not a workout junkie, you may find this name a little strange. Grasshopper beats are an exercise in which you lie facedown on a mat. From there, spread your legs until they are at least a hip-width apart.
Lifting your legs 2 to 6 inches off the ground, bring your feet back in, then spread your feet back out and repeat for at least 20 reps. It is recommended that you then rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat this same cycle for two more sets.
If you are unable to reach 20 reps in your set, don’t hesitate to still do the exercise. Try your best to eventually work your way up to 20. The harder you work, the better you’ll feel. Not to mention your saddlebags will be retreating.
Adjusting Your Diet
Sometimes, your schedule is way too busy. We may not always have the time to stop everything and exercise. This is why it’s always good to maintain a healthy diet. This means no processed fats or fast food, especially if you’re trying to get rid of your saddlebag. All of the junk we eat takes its toll on our midsection, eventually turning into excess fat.
So what foods do I consume when I’m on my mission? Well, start with any fruit or vegetable. Nuts are also great.
You may also want to look into switching to whole grain products, as well as potatoes. Try your best to cut anything with excess sodium, sugar, cholesterol, and saturated fat. Too many chips, hamburgers and pizza slices will only make your saddlebag region more miserable. It doesn’t matter how hard they are to resist.
This may be another exercise that you’re unfamiliar with, so let’s give you a crash course. The bridge position is used to work your glutes and hamstring muscles, while also enhancing your abs and lower back. It involves lying face-up on the floor, knees bent and feet flat.
Lifting your hips upward, be sure to squeeze those glutes as hard as you can while keeping your abs drawn in. Also, another big tip that we’ve missed. DON’T FORGET TO BREATH! After holding this position for a few seconds, lower yourself back down to ground position, rest and repeat.
When done correctly, bridging will certainly give your midsection the challenge it’s been waiting for. As for your saddlebags, they will definitely be feeling the burn!
This is one you have to be at least familiar with. Squats are certainly among the more popular workouts, especially for those looking to improve their legs and midsection. Now don’t be confused, we’re not asking you to lift a giant barbell over your shoulders. This is something a little more simple.
For the two of you out there who are unfamiliar, squats are a basic standing exercise in which you lower your hips only to stand back up soon after. This motion is then repeated a number of times. The recommended amount of squats is ten in a row for three sets. This workout will exercise your glutes, quads, and hamstrings.
Squats are an extremely easy activity, which unlike many other workouts, can actually be done every day. Just make sure you are not having issues with your spine, knees, lower back, and hips. These body parts can be negatively affected over time.
Now again, this one you might be unfamiliar with, but believe us when we say that it’s another tough workout on your glutes. It is also a useful way to stabilize your hips and improve your balance. Standing with your feet at hip distance, place one foot in front of the other. From here, lunge down as low as you can.
Ideally, you want your knee to be only a couple inches from the floor. After a few seconds in this position, slowly rise back to your original stance and take a rest.
Again, it’s crucial that you remember to breathe. When you are ready for another go, switch positions to the other foot and lunge away once again, this time working your opposite side.
Let’s talk about lunges once more. Side lunges are an incredible activity for your glutes, hamstrings, and quads. Standing up straight with your feet once again at hip distance, place one foot in front of the other. When you’re comfortable, bend your knees into a kneeling position, holding it like this for… you guessed it…
When you’re ready to give in, rise back to the original position. This workout will certainly make you a force to be reckoned with for your saddlebags.
Are you looking to get rid of your saddlebag fat? Would you consider any of these workouts?