that will target the outer thigh/saddle
bag area is known as a Hip Abduction.
exercise is very simple. To start with,
lie down on the floor on your side as
though lounging. Keeping your legs straight,
raise your top leg up in the air using
your hip. Your legs will look like a pair
of scissors opening.
exercise for high reps to tighten the
area. If you wish to use resistance, hold
a dumbell on your thigh just above the
knee as you are doing the exercise. You
can also try wearing ankle weights or
a rubber band stretched around your thighs.
If you have
access to a gym, many have some sort of
abduction training machines which essentially
give you resistance in the outward scissor
movement. This can be a seated machine
or a standing machine. Essentially, any
machine that gives you resistance in an
outwards scissor movement will be effective
for working the outer hip and thigh muscles.
machines should also be used for high
reps (15+). Be aware with any resistance
training that you won't be burning fat
directly from the area you are working
- you will be toning up the muscle underneath
With a dedicated
training and nutrition program, you
will see the well-toned muscle underneath
the fat after you burn it off!