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May 7th, 2008 No Comments

Hi Mary,

I see that you are a fitness fanatic, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions for some good workouts for the butt/thighs/saddlebag areas.  They have been giving me trouble lately.  Five days a week, I go to the gym and do 30 min of cardio, and most of the time use the hip abducter machine or the leg curl.  And I’ve been eating much better than I have in the past, mostly fruits and salads and such.  Am I doing something

Dear E (and every woman in the world),

I know where you’re coming from. Those are the stubborn areas.

Here’s what I do:

During my lifting workouts, whether I’m working on arms, legs, back, etc, I do 20 squats in between each set without weights.  (You can also alternate days with crunches in between).  You should change up the movements: regular squats, wide-leg squats with your feet turned out, pulsing squats, or leg lifts.  Just make sure each time you come up, you put your weight in your heels, and squeeze like there’s no tomorrow.  By the time you’re done with your workout, you will have done well over 150 squats.  I really think you will see a difference in a week or so.