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london83 Sun 15-May-16 00:10:25


I'm overweight with under active thyroid, hour glass shape but saddle bag area under thighs

I'm working out at gym - suggestions from anyone with what has worked?

Thanks X

Stradbroke Mon 16-May-16 19:04:06

I have saddlebags and think I always will do. I have done the squat challenge and it made not a jot of difference. Have started running and really think it is helping. More rounded and less obvious.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 16-May-16 19:10:05

You can't spot reduce areas. Reduce your overall body fat and the bags will go. If you're working out at the gym, heavy weights (esp free weights) are the way to go to change your body shape.

Stradbroke Mon 16-May-16 19:48:39

But I am slim. 5 foot 2 and a size 8, but I have saddle bags. Running has helped to improve them. They are firmer and less obvious.

RainbowInACloud Mon 16-May-16 19:50:13

Me too- at my lightest I have weighed just under 7 stone (am only 5ft) but still had bloody saddlebags! Think it's genetics in my case

Stradbroke Mon 16-May-16 21:14:54

Yes me too. But running has helped.

foxykins Wed 18-May-16 00:05:49

Running and lose weights it is

RunnerOnTheRun Wed 18-May-16 13:34:22

It's one of those places the female body can easily store fat because it thinks we are going to have lots of babies that need breastfeeding! I have been reading so much about this. Our hips/stomach are the other areas too.

I squat with heavy kettlebells and cut right down on the sugar, as soon as I do that they shrink but as soon as I relax (say, over Xmas or summer hol) it comes right back!

foxykins Sat 21-May-16 00:28:55

Does that definitely make a difference?
How many squats / Reps sets with the kettle bells and how many times
Per week?

It's annoying I've firmed my bum up and I think it's shrunk, but it's actually made the saddle bags more obvious

WhatsGoingOnEh Sat 21-May-16 00:31:39

Rowing machine. My saddlebags vanished. Do long rows, about 10k

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