How to Lose Love Handles: 10-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout


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Doing crunches until you can’t stand up straight is not enough to get rid of lower abdominal fat. Instead, here is a intense, but highly effective abs workout. Time to lose these love handles!

Lose Love Handles HIIT Workout 

HIIT Workout


Typical low intensity cardio, such as running, is not effective for losing that stubborn fat around the waist, affectively called love handles. The best way to burn fat is High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT workouts are short but effective. They can be done in as little as four minutes of intense activity (like with Tabata Intervals). 

Do this HIIT workout two to three times a week and you will get rid of those love handles in no time.

Love Handles

The most effective way to lose love handles is with a HIIT workout.

  1. Flutter Kicks – 45 sec
  2. Jump Rope Skipping – 30 sec
  3. Cross Body Crunch – 45 sec
  4. High Knees – 30 sec
  5. Side Plank Hip Lifts – 45 sec each side
  6. Jump Squats – 30 sec
  7. Standing Trunk Twists – 45 sec
  8. Jump Rope Skipping – 30 sec
  9. Standing Obliques – 45 sec each side
  10. High Knees – 30 sec
  11. Lying Leg Raise – 45 sec
  12. Jump Squats – 30 sec

Rest for 1-2 minutes. Stretch: Cat Stretch 

The Lose-Your-Love-Handles Exercises

Flutter Kicks

Leg Flutters

  1. Lay down on your stomach, lift your head up a bit, and keep your arms out by your sides or bent at the elbows.
  2. Once in position, bring your knees and feet up off of the floor and kick your legs back and forth.

Standing Trunk Twists

Standing Trunk Twists

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

Modification: Weight Plate Oblique Twists

Side Plank Hip Lifts

Side Plank Hip Lifts

  1. Get into side plank position with your elbow on the ground and your legs and hips resting on the ground.
  2. Engaging your abs and keeping your body in a straight line, raise the lower half of your body up off the ground into a straight plank position. Lower again and repeat.

Modification: Try lifting your top leg up while raising hips.

Cross Body Crunches

Bicycle Crunches

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your hands behind your head.
  2. Do not clasp your hands together. Engage your abs, lifting your shoulders and upper back off of the ground.
  3. At the same time, move your right elbow toward your left knee so that they meet in the middle of your body.
  4. Switch your position by bringing your left elbow to your right knee.
  5. Continue as quickly as possible while still keeping your torso raised up off the ground.

Standing Obliques

Standing Obliques

  1. Start with one arm overhead and foot turned out. Keep back straight and chin up.
  2. In one fluid motion, bring arm down and bend leg up, crunching to side to touch elbow to knee.

Modification: Lie on back with knees bent and arms at sides. Reach one hand at a time along side toward heels. To challenge, hold a light weight in each hand.

Lying Leg Raise

Lying Leg Raise

  1. Use a bench if there’s one available. Letting your legs hang off the edge will increase your range of motion
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Jump Rope Skipping

Girls Rope Jumping

Jumping Squats

Air Squats

High Knees

High Knees

 Check also the 7 Minute Belly Fat Blast HIIT Workout and 15 Abs Exercises That You Can Do Right Now.

Be patient and consistent. Pay attention to  your diet and to the portions as 80 percent of your ability to reduce excess body fat is determined by what you eat.

If you do this routine at least 2-3 times per week or include these abdominal exercises into your regular workouts, do cardio and keep to the clean eating, you can see the results in two weeks already. Say good bye to those pesky love handles!