Shed your Saddlebags!
The workout for looking good from behind!
Oh well, we all know this is one of the most problematic areas for women and it can’t be changed overnight. If you're trying to get rid of the extra pounds around your butt and upper quads, you're not alone. Therefore, we show you the best exercises to fight your saddlebags!
For those of you who are not familiar with this term: saddlebags are deposits of fat located on the sides and backs of the thighs, directly below the buttocks. A quite tricky area! The solution: You have to gain muscles! Only if you strengthen the muscles that lie under the body fat in this region, you can improve the appearance.
In order to reduce your total body fat, cardio is very important. Especially exercises that involve the entire body like kickboxing, aerobics, running, swimming, and cycling. Try to vary and aim for 40 minutes at least three times a week.
Also eat a healthy diet to get the best results!
Do these exercises three times a week. Do one set of 10 to 13 repetitions of each of the following exercises. Make sure you're using a heavy enough weight to fatigue the muscles (When you can easily complete 13 reps, increase the weight slightly).
Starting position: Set the bar on a rack to just below your shoulder level. Once you’ve chosen the correct height, step under the bar and correctly place the barbell on your back. Step away from the rack and place your feet in a medium shoulder width stance with your toes slightly pointing outwards. Look straight ahead and also maintain a straight back.
Barbell Step Ups:
Starting position: Place a barbell on the back of your shoulders. Stand upright and behind a flat bench or any other obstacle which isn’t too high to step upon.
Starting position: Stand up with your torso upright and take a dumbbell on each hand.
Starting position: Adapt the machine to your height and sit or lie down, depending on the machine you are using.
Starting position: Bend your knees and your waist to grab the barbell but keep your heels always on the floor. Use a shoulder width overhanded grip and make sure that your back is as straight as possible during the whole process.