Last Updated on July 7, 2021
If you’re looking for exercises that get rid of love handles you are in the right place.
I’m pumped about today’s workout because so many people ask me for exercises that get rid of _____ (fill in the blank with every problem area.) Today, we’re targeting the love handles… The stubborn ‘muffin top’ area on the lower back that bulges up over waistbands.
Exercises that Get Rid of Love Handles
You CAN lose your love handles when you use targeted exercises in addition to a nutrition and complete training program. But please note, that you can’t spot reduce love handles with exercises alone. If you’re not eating and exercising the rest of your body your results will be negligible.
But there’s good news! All of the love handle exercises I’m sharing today work together to cinch the muscles of the lower back in like a corset. This will help you get results faster when you are using one of my meal plans.
Notice how all of the exercises target the lower back and waist in different ways. That’s the secret sauce that makes this workout so effective.
I explain more in today’s episode of CCtv to learn how and get a complete love handle melting workout that really works. I think you’re going to love it.
Get Rid of Love Handles Workout Instructions
- Repeat each exercise until you feel the burn. Once you feel the burn, do 5 more.
- Once you complete each of the 6 exercises in this workout, you’ve completed one set.
- You’ll need to finish 3 full sets to complete your workout. You can do 4 sets if 3 feels too easy.
- Do this workout at least 2 times a week. You can do this workout 2 times or this workout with another one of my other love handle workouts.
- For the best results, follow a meal plan and complete training program. To find a meal plan that will get rid of your fat and boost your metabolism, take my Metabolic Type Quiz.
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Love Handle Exercise Instructions
Lie on the floor with your knees bent. Your arms should be down by your side with your palms on the floor. Lift your shoulders off the floor. This will be your starting position. Reach one hand down towards the heel on the same side. Without lowering your shoulders down, immediately return to the start position, then repeat the movement on the other side to complete one rep.
SIDE PLANK TUCK CRUNCH
Begin in a side plank position. Lift your upper leg and extend your free arm overhead. This is your start position. Bring your elbow and knee together as close as you can. Release the contraction and return to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of repetitions on the other side to complete one set.
Grab a dumbbell and sit on the floor with your legs extended. Hold the weight and bend your knees as you lift your feet up off the floor. Hold a weight out in front of you and keeping your back straight lean back a little bit while balancing on your glutes. This is your start position. Twist your torso and dip the weight down to one side. Then reverse the motion, twisting back across your body, dipping the weight down to the other side. A dip on both sides completes one rep.
THREAD THE NEEDLE
Get in a side plank with your upper arm extended overhead. This is your start position. Rotate your arm down and under your body, threading it through the negative space between your body and the ground, as if you’re drawing thread through a needle. Reverse the movement and return to the start position to complete one rep. Do the same number of reps on the other side to complete one set.
Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with a dumbbell in both of your hands. Lift one arm straight up overhead and keep the opposite arm down by your side. This is your start position. Lower your bottom hand down towards your foot, far as you can, keeping your other arm extended overhead. Reverse the movement and return to the start position to complete one rep. Repeat the same number of reps on the other side to complete your set.
Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Using both hands, lift a dumbbell overhead. This is your start position. Slowly dip the weight to one side. Hold for a count then rock the weight back up and over to the opposite side to complete one rep. Slowing ‘tick and tock’ the weight back and forth like a pendulum, until you complete your set.
I hope you loved these exercises that get rid of love handles. Leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.
It only works, if you work it. So work it! You are so worth it.
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Check out these other workouts that target other problem areas of your body.
- Exercises that get rid of thigh fat
- Exercises that get rid of bra strap/back area
- Exercises that get rid of lower belly fat
- Exercises that get rid of back fat (all over)
Christina is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, & Holistic Fitness & Health Coach. After healing multiple personal health issues, getting off 7 meds, & losing 40 pounds, Christina teaches others how to get Happy, Healthy, & Fit quickly with the most delicious food and least intense workouts.