Saddle Bags...

  • 2732 days ago

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    ctminnesota Level 3
    Ugh! I hate them!! Like most 40-somethings that I know, I hate my body from my belly-button to my knees, and even after significant weight loss, my saddle bags seem to be growing :(

    I know a person cannot spot reduce; any suggestions for the best way to melt off fat? Thanks!

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  • 2730 days ago

    I think all you can really do is find some bottom half toning exercises. I have extra skin between my thighs from heavy weight loss and that and gaining muscle was the only information I could find.

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  • 2730 days ago

    Saddlebag Buster
    1. Lay down on your left side.
    2. Slowly raise your right leg as high as possible and lower two times (1, halfway, and 2, to the ground).
    3. Perform this exercise as many times as you can and then repeat with the other leg.

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  • 2728 days ago

    Thanks! I have been less-than-faithful about incorporating leg lifts into my workout routine. These don't take long. I think I'll plan to do them at night before bed :)

    And man do I have the sagging skin after weight loss. It is pretty gross...but I'll take it over all those extra pounds any day! I've just been really noticing the fat really coming on fast on my outer thights. Ick. :(

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  • 2639 days ago

    Leg Lifts, Squats have helped me and I;m pear shaped just will always have bugger hips and thighs but I have been getting them to tone up adding these 2 excercises to my workout. Oh yeah I'm 41 so feel ya on the being older.

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  • 2638 days ago

    Squats, sumo squats (those are squats with feet wide and pointing outward) and lunges. Make sure you use proper form. In all three exercises, keep your chest high. Don't let your knees go turn in or go wide, and never let the knees out past your toes in front. The front knee goes no further than 90 degrees, and you can always see your toes right under your knee for proper alignment.

    If you've got tricky knees, you can do a lunge modification: Get into a lunge position, and raise and lower there (keeping good alignment) without taking the step each time.

    Leg lifts are great too, as everyone has mentioned. The ones to the side are great, as are the ones to the back. You can do them lying down, or you can do them standing up - just sweep the foot along the floor then extend the leg behind you.

    And I highly recommend taking a ballet class! There are classes for adult beginners everywhere. It's never too late to start! You'll get super toned from the waist down, and you'll have a great time.

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