POPSUGAR FitnessSource: 8 Exercises to Help You Say Sayonara to Saddlebags
If you're trying to tighten up the extra padding around your butt and upper quads, you're not alone. This area is a problematic spot for women, and there's no single cure to change things overnight. According to celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser, increasing the intensity of your cardio and strength-training program is a great start. Anna's other piece of advice is to "Put down the fork. No one needs to be eating five bowls of pasta a week and think that they're going to get rid of saddlebags if they're doing 500 leg raises. It's just not going to happen." So stick to a healthy eating plan, add plenty of cardio to your workout routine, and try out these helpful exercises to help you feel more confident when slipping into a pair of leggings or skinny jeans!
Step-Ups: If these beginner step-ups are too simple for you, consider an intermediate or advanced variation:
- Find a step or a bench that, when you place your foot squarely on