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If you carry your excess body fat in your hips and thighs, you're not alone! Saddlebags are a common complaint among women everywhere. This move helps strengthen your hips and thigh muscles, improves your balance and coordination, and keeps your heart rate up so you'll burn more calories and slim down faster.
How to do it: Start standing with your feet wider than hip-width apart, toes slightly turned out, both arms bent, hands in fists by your chin. Brace your abs in tight and keep your spine straight as you bend both knees out over your toes. Keep your hips under your shoulders as you lower your torso.
Stand up out of your squat, and as you straighten your legs, slide your right foot in so that it is under your hip, with your heel facing to the left.
Bend and lift your left knee up towards your chest, and flex your left foot, aiming it to the left side.
Next, push out through your left heel and extend your left leg out to the side.
Bend your left knee, drawing it back in front of your body and then quickly step down with your left foot and slide your right foot back out wide, returning to your beginning horse stance. That's one rep. Do 15 reps on the left, then 15 reps on the right, repeating for a total of 3 sets on each leg.
Note: If you need help balancing, hold onto a wall or the back of a chair with your right arm during the side kick.
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