8 Exercises for Saddlebags


If you’re like most of us, the only saddlebags you want to see are at the ranch. Unfortunately, as we age, it gets harder and harder to keep those pesky saddlebags from creeping up around our hips, belly, butt, and thighs. While your first instinct might be to hit the gym, you’ll never see results as long as you’re carrying extra fat over your muscles. So, be sure to pair regular exercise with a nutritious and clean diet to blast saddlebags for good!

1) Side-Lying Leg Raises
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Targets: Glutes and hip abductors. Start by lying down on your side, with your head propped up on your bottom arm. Slowly raise your upper leg straight up, being careful to keep your hips aligned. Lower your leg and repeat. Aim for 3 sets of 15 for each leg.

2) Inner Thigh Leg Lifts
Inner Thigh Leg LiftTargets: Thighs and Glutes. Begin by lying on your right side, arm folded and placed directly underneath the shoulder. Bottom leg should be extended out straight and the top leg crossed over the leg on the bottom. Raise the extended leg up and down. Aim for 3 sets of 12-15 per leg.

3) Squats
air-squatsTargets: Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads, Inner and Outer Thighs. Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and arms out in front of you. Slowly bend the knees, keeping the chest open and the head over the hips. Once you are in a sitting position, push with the heels to begin to a starting position. Aim for 3 sets of 10 to begin.