Lose Love Handles. Four Easy Exercises With Video Instructions

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Try these 4 exercises to target the stubborn mid-section fat and maximise the toning. Combine it with your diet and soon you’ll enjoy your flat stomach and a nice waist line. 

Pre workout Warm Up

1. Lateral Steps

Lateral Touch

  • Start stepping back behind you leaning forward slightly and changing your legs and simultaneously bringing your arms in front of you.
  • Do for 30 seconds.

2. Standing Crunch (left/right side)

Standing Crunch

  • Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart, put your hands behind your head, elbows pointing out to the sides. Arch your back slightly.
  • Tighten your abdominals, and curl your chest slightly and bring your knee up at the same time.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds each side.

3. Standing Oblique Twist (left/right side)

Standing Oblique Twist

  • Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart, put your hands behind your head, elbows pointing out to the sides. Arch your back slightly.
  • Twist your upper body to the right side and lift up your left knee.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds each side.

4. Standing Side Stretching

Standing Side Stretching

  • Stand with your feet far apart. Place one arm on your belly and the opposite arm overhead. Lean and reach to side away from raised arm.
  • Hold stretch. Repeat with the opposite arm.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds each side.

Lose Love Handles Circuit Workout

Works: upper, lower abs, obliques

Do each exercise 20 sec with 10 sec rest between exercises. When you are done with all the exercises, repeat 2-3 more rounds.

1. Dumbbell Side Bend

Dumbbell Side Bend

Stand up straight with at shoulder width holding a dumbbell in one hand as you have the other hand holding your waist. While keeping your back straight and your head up, bend only at the waist to the right as far as possible. Breathe in as you bend to the side. Hold for a second and come back up to the starting position as you exhale.

2. Standing Trunk Twists

Standing Trunk Twists

Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Keep your knees lax and relaxed, then twist your trunk to the right. As you do so, you need to make sure your legs and your hips are stable. While twisting, you need to punch the air, letting your left arm cross in front of your body. Repeat by twisting to the left and punching with your right arm.

3. Alternate Leg Raise

Alternate Leg Raise

Use a bench if there’s one available. Letting your legs hang off the edge will increase your range of motion. Place your hands under your glutes with your palms facing down. Keep your legs as straight as possible, and hold a dumbbell between your feet if you want added resistance. Slowly raise your legs perpendicular to the floor. Hold the contraction at the top for a second, then slowly lower your legs to the start position.

4. Plank Jumping Jacks

Plank Jumping Jacks

Begin in plank position, with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together. Jump your legs wide and then back together. Jump as quickly as you want, but keep your pelvis steady and don’t raise your booty toward the ceiling.