Whether you are a man or a woman, old or young, rich or poor… ”saddlebags” might be a problem that you just can’t seem to solve. Don’t feel alone. Millions of people are going through the exact same thing thing, which is why getting rid of saddlebags is such a hot topic on blogs and forums right now.
Saddlebags are nothing more than excess fat tissue stored in the body, which is typically visible around the lower abs in men and on the hips and thighs in women.
Firstly, it’s important to understand that targeting the area directly with exercises doesn’t always work. For example, if you want to get rid of saddlebags from around your lower abs then you might be thinking that sit-ups or crunches will do the trick? Actually, this very rarely works, as these type of exercises will give your ab muscles a workout, but do very little to burn fat effectively.
So just what are some good exercises to get rid of saddlebags? Let’s take a look…
Many people make the huge mistake of riding an exercise bike for 30 minutes at a constant slow pace. However, this typically only has a very small effect on your ability to burn fat and get rid of saddlebags, which means you would need to get on the exercise bike every day for months, if not years before you start to see positive results.
This is why interval training is so popular. In a nutshell, this is where you would ride slow for a minute before going really fast for a minute…then slow for a minute…fast for a minute. This allows you to work at a high intensity without burning yourself out, and the end result is more fat loss and less saddlebags.
While you don’t need to become as ripped as Arnold Schwarzenegger to get rid of saddlebags, building a little bit of muscle will definitely help you out, mainly due to the fact that muscle helps to speed up your metabolism, thus making it easier for your body to process the fat instead of storing it in your abs, thighs, and hips.
So what kind of muscle building exercises should you be focusing on? The simple way to get the best results is to keep it simple by only focusing on the core exercises that target the main muscle groups. This means exercises such as squats, bench pressing, bicep curls, and bent over rows are a great way to pack on a little bit of muscle and kick saddlebags to the curb forever.
The last exercise for getting rid of saddlebags is running. The great thing about running is that you can do it anywhere and it burns fat extremely fast.
If you haven’t worn your running shoes for a number of years then it’s a good idea to start out slow. Go for a light jog once a day and then gradually build up your pace. In no time at all you will have developed strength in your legs and a stamina that would easily fuel your body for a marathon, and most importantly, saddlebags would be a thing of the past. I know when I get into a running routine it’s hard to keep weight ON because of the calories I expend and because my metabolism goes into overdrive.