Honing in on specific body parts during a workout is an effective way to achieve your goal body. Which is where Kourt’s trainer, Amanda Lee, comes into play. We had the fitness expert share five moves to tone saddlebags. Each exercise focuses on ways to build muscle and tone the area around your rear and thighs. All you need is a fitness band, yoga mat, and a solid playlist to keep you motivated. Read on to learn Amanda’s five moves to tone saddlebags.
Banded Clam Trio
Banded Side Step Squat Walk
Banded Squat Hold with Abduction
Banded Side Lunge
Banded Squat with Side Leg Raise
The Move: Banded Clam Trio
How to: Place a band around your thighs and lie on your right side with your feet and hips stacked, your knees bent 90 degrees, and your head resting on your right arm. Draw your knees in toward your body until your feet are in line with your butt. Place your left hand on your left hip to ensure it doesn’t tilt backward. Keeping your abs engaged and your feet together, raise your left knee as far as you can without rotating your hip or lifting your right knee off the floor. Hold for one second, squeezing your glutes at the top of the move, before slowly lowering your left knee to the starting position. Next, continue the same motion with your toes attached. Lastly, continue the same motion with toes attached and knee off the floor.
The Move: Banded Side Step Squat Walk
How to: Stand with feet hip-width apart, band around thighs. Lower into a squat. Staying low and maintaining a squat position, take a step to the right. Continue taking steps to the right until you reach your desired reps, then switch directions.
Note: you can perform this exercise either with a low squat or semi squat.
The Move: Banded Squat Hold with Abduction
How to: Lower into a squat position with band around your thighs. Maintaining a squat position, move your knees out to the side. Continue this small pulsing motion for the desired number of reps.
The Move: Banded Side Lunge
How to: Assume a standing position, with the knees and hips slightly bent, feet shoulder-width apart, and the head and chest up. Place a band around your ankles. Staying low, take a slow, lateral step to the right. Keep your toes pointed forward and stay low. Extend the left knee, driving your weight to the right, flexing the knee and hip into a side lunge. Maintain good posture through the entire spine, keeping your head and chest up. Pause at the bottom of the motion, and then extend through the working leg to return to a standing position, transitioning into a lunge to the opposite side.
The Move: Banded Squat with Side Leg Raise
How to: Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart, feet parallel. Hold your hands out in front of you for balance. Bend your knees into a squat position, lowering your hips deeply so your thighs are parallel with the floor, keeping your weight back in your heels. Rise back up, straightening the legs completely and lifting the left leg out to the side, squeezing the outer glute. As you step the foot back into shoulder-width distance position, squat down again. Then stand up and do a side leg lift on the right side. Lower the leg back to the starting position.
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