Get Rid of Saddlebags with this Workout

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Transform your body! Follow this 12-week program for the home or gym, designed by SkinnyMs. Fitness, to define, tone and create the body of your dreams.

Equipment Needed: an exercise ball, yoga mat and water, interval timer

What to Do: Perform the following exercises one after the other without resting. Rest 45 seconds after a complete circuit (all exercises). Repeat circuit 2 times for a total of 3 circuits. Watch the videos below for a demonstration of correct form. For optimal results, perform this workout two times weekly.


1. Mountain Climbers – 20 reps (10 each leg)
2. Side lunge – 10 reps (5 each leg)
3. Stiff legged deadlifts – 12 reps
4. Run in place – 30 seconds
5. Outer Thigh Lifts – 20 reps (each leg)

Mountain Climbers

Side lunge

Stiff Legged Deadlifts

Run in Place

Outer Thigh Lifts

This workout was designed by Gale Compton who is a nationally certified fitness instructor. Gale received her training from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association.

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Exercise and health are matters that vary from person to person. Participants of this workout should speak with their doctors about their individual needs before starting any exercise program. This Web site is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice and supervision of your personal physician. Any application of the recommendations set forth in the following pages is at the viewer’s discretion and sole risk. See your physician before beginning any exercise program. This is especially important if your family has a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, cigarette smoking, or other health conditions. If you have any doubts whatsoever, consult your physician.

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8 Comments on "Get Rid of Saddlebags with this Workout"

  1. Julia Bernal  April 13, 2012

    Thank you Gale (Skinny Ms. Fitness) for putting this workout together. This is fantastic and I cannot wait! 

    • Skinny Ms.  April 14, 2012

      You're welcome, Julie. Let us know how you like the workout.

  2. Amber  September 6, 2012

    Can you do the last workout without the exercise ball? Maybe use a chair?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 7, 2012

      Amber, Definitely…whatever works for you!

  3. 34601  May 14, 2013

    I go to the gym 5 times a week 60 mins cardio treadmill 3.5 miles and 30 mins of weight training what machine is best to use for saddle bags?

    • Skinny Ms.  May 15, 2013

      Standing cable machine. Attach the strap to your ankle and perform side leg raises.

  4. Astrid  March 7, 2014

    This is a great workout! I have been doing this 2-3 times per week along with running on the off days. I'm on week 7 and I can already see a difference. The cellulite on the backs of my legs is going away, and everything is slimming down. Thanks so much!

    • SkinnyMs  March 8, 2014

      That's great to hear! You're welcome!


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