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Exercise for Love Handles – Women (+ Useful Workout Video) πŸ”₯

Need exercises for love handles? Specifically for women? Well you found it! πŸ’ƒ

Are you tired of struggling with stubborn love handles?

Do you avoid wearing your favorite clothes because of the fear of a muffin top?

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your body every time you step outside?

It can be frustrating when you don’t see results from your workouts, especially when your love handles are the focus area.

And let’s face it, love handles can make you feel self-conscious and unconfident.

But what if there was a solution that could help you finally get rid of them?

This home workout is designed to specifically target and tighten all the right places to help you get rid of love handles.

And the best part?

All the exercises are standing only, so you never have to get on the floor.

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So say goodbye to boring ab workouts and hello to the ultimate love handle eliminator.

Combine the Koboko Fitness Love Handles Workout with the belly fat workouts and get the strong and confident body you’ve always dreamed of and 100% deserve.

Exercise for Love Handles – Women: Who this Workout is For

This love handles workout is perfect for the woman that is looking to tone and sculpt her/their waistline.

If the goal is to target excess fat around the oblique muscles, you’ve got the right workout right here.

Although anyone can benefit from incorporating love handles workouts into their fitness routine, this workout is specifically designed for addressing love handles.

This workout also works particularly well when combined with a belly fat workout.

Exercise for Love Handles – Women: How this Workout Works

This workout burns fat stored in the love handles area by combining the best, and most effective standing exercises only. By removing the need to go on the floor, your body is forced to burn more calories and fat with much less effort.

In addition, the exercises in this workout were specially selected by a Certified Personal Trainer and designed to target and strengthen the deep core and oblique muscles to give your waist a tighter, more toned appearance.

When paired with a healthy, balanced approach to eating, this love handles workout is excellent for reducing fat and achieving a slimmer midsection.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Exercise 1: standing marches

standing marches exercise demo

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Quick tips to do standing marches correctly.

  • Aim to lift your knee till it reaches inbetween your elbows or as high as your flexibility allows
  • Let your belly do the work of slightly bending your torso and raising each leg
  • Start slow, then increase the pace as you feel comfortable
  • Tense the muscles in your belly area to feel the full effect of the standing marches exercise

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Exercise 2: boxer bounds

boxer bounds exercise demo

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Quick tips to do boxer bounds correctly.

  • Use small side to side bounding motions (no need to jump)
  • Start with a slow pace and gradually increase to a comfortable speed over time
  • Use your core muscles to help you balance
  • Use a smooth, consistent movement pattern
  • Keep your shoulders down and back

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Exercise 3: standing climbers

standing climbers exercise demo

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Quick tips to do standing climbers correctly.

  • Begin by standing tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms fully extended outwards.
  • Keep your palms open and facing downward.
  • Inhale as you lift your knee and reach your arm forward, emphasizing the engagement of your core muscles, and exhale as you lower your leg and return to the starting position.
  • Keep a slight bend in the knee that remains on the floor as you do the standing climbers

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Exercise 4: burpees

burpees exercise demo

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Quick tips to do burpees correctly.

  • Start slowly and build up intensity over time
  • Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise
  • Use your arms to support your body as you approach the floor Focus on engaging your butt as you jump at the top of the exercise
  • Land softly each time you transition into and out of the burpee.
  • Remember to breathe πŸ™‚

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Exercise 5: standing crunches

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Quick tips to do standing crunches correctly.

  • As you perform the standing crunches, focus on bringing your knee toward your arms creating a “C” shape with your upper body
  • Try to maintain an upright posture throughout the exercise, avoiding any rounding or arching of your back. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders relaxed.
  • Focus on the connection between your core and the movement of your upper body, feeling the engagement in your abdominal muscles as you crunch
  • Practice some mind muscle connection by thinking of your abdominal muscles working as you perform the standing crunches, imagining them contracting and sculpting your midsection with each repetition.
  • Go nice and slow. This exercise is not about speed – it is about control

3 Exercise for Love Handles – Women Tips & Advice

Try Mindful Eating

Practicing mindful eating can help reduce love handles.

Eating mindfully just means eating slowly and with intention.

This was (still is) a hard one for me personally but I try my best each meal.

In the beginning of my mindful eating journey, I actually had to set a timer to force myself to chew more. πŸ˜…

Some people recommend chewing each bite 30 times before swallowing.

It’s definitely a worthy goal to aspire to when eating more mindfully.

By eating mindfully, it is easier to pay attention to hunger and fullness cues. It also helps us to pay attention to the emotions driving us to eat particular foods.

This way, we make conscious choices about the food we eat. Instead of automatic, subconscious ones.

Do 30 Minutes of Structured Exercise

Do your best to get in at least 30 minutes of structured exercise everyday (except your rest days).

This can be anything from belly fat workouts to love handles workouts.

The main thing is to have a dedicated 30 minutes to structured exercise.

In addition to this, if you have time, incorporate other forms of movement into your day like walking, stretching, cycling or swimming.

Although any movement is better than no movement at all, 30 minutes of dedicated time for a structured workout is the gold standard for maintaining consistency.

And consistency is the King, Queen, Bishop, and Jury when it comes to losing love handles (or any kind of fat).

We have to stay consistent with our workouts to see results.

Skip These Types of Carbs

Refined carbohydrates include white bread, white pasta, hard candy, gas station food, grocery store donuts, and more.

These foods contribute to weight gain and storage of fat as love handles.

Instead, of these foods, it’s best to choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread.

These whole grain foods provide more fiber, nutrients, and support the body in losing love handles.

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the most effective exercises for targeting and eliminating love handles?

When it comes to targeting and eliminating love handles, it is important to focus on a combination of exercises that not only target the specific area but also promote overall fat loss.

The exercises provided in this workout are the perfect example of such exercises.

Exercises that target the specific area are useful. They strengthen and tone the muscles – helping to tighten and tone the core and cinch in the waist. They also assist with burning fat which is a double win!

The exercises that promote overall fat-loss are also useful. They help bring down the overall level of body fat – which includes reducing the fat stored in the love handles.

By strategically combining both types of exercises, you will be well on your way to reducing love handles.

Just remember to also eat a healthy, balanced, responsible meals πŸ‘ and stay consistent with the workouts β™₯

Are love handles just body fat?

Yes, love handles are indeed just body fat with a twist.

The primary difference between love handles and regular body fat is the specific location of love handles fat.

Love handles are pockets of excess fat that are deposited underneath the skin.

They are visible as roles on the sides of the waist in both men and women.

The twist is that love handles are also influenced by genetics, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices.

A fun thing to know about love handles is that they actually serve a function.

Love handles help with insulation (so you don’t get cold as easily). They help protect internal organs and they also serve as energy storage.

The lifestyle factors that can encourage love handles are excess consumtion of simple sugars (things like cookies, donuts, and ice-cream), insufficient sleep, not enough exercise, or a combination of all of these.

What body type gets love handles?

There are two body types that are most likely to develop love handles.

They are the body types known as the “apple” and “pear” shapes.

These are the two body types that are highly pre-disposed to storing fat in the waist, hips, and thighs.

That being said, body type is a TINY factor when it comes to love handles. Factors with much more impact and significance are diet, exercise, genetics, hormones, and sleep.

If any of these significant factors are overlooked, *any* body type can (and does) develop love handles.

which body type gets love handles

Some examples:

  • In addition to body type/shape, some people have a genetic predisposition to store fat in their belly area. Such people tend to also easily develop love handles.
  • Elevated cortisol is a very common hormonal imbalance. This imbalance can cause increased fat storage around the waistline = love handles.
  • Consuming a lot of simple processed sugars (like soda or sweetened lemonade) also help to boost fat storage in the love handle area.

My advice: don’t worry too much about body shape / type.

Your natural shape is exactly the right shape that was perfectly meant for you.

How fast do love handles go away?

Give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks to start to see visible reduction in love handles.

The love handles will go away with a consistent regimen of healthy eating and daily exercise.

For some people, the appearance of love handles may start to reduce quicker than 4 weeks. For others, it may take longer.

The key is to eat healthy, workout, and patiently watch the changes happen. Personally, I don’t recommend hyper-focusing on love handles.

It is much better to focus on the following:

  • – Are you eating responsibly? (not too much, not too little)
  • – Consistently exercising for at least 30 minutes daily?
  • – Does your daily life have room for you to get up and move at least once every 40 minutes?
  • – Do you have a handle on your sugar intake?
  • – Is your sleep hitting 7.5 hours or more daily?

These are factors within your control that all contribute to losing love handles quickly.

I strongly recommend focusing on those factors. And loving your body – whatever stage or state it is in.

It’s not easy, but you can do it and Koboko Fitness is here to help you do just that.

How do I know if I have love handles?

Good news! If you’re not sure if you have love handles, then most likely you don’t have them.

But if you want to be SUPER sure, put on a fitted bodysuit and look in the mirror.

If there are 2 or more bumps on the sides of the bodysuit, then you probably have love handles.

If there are no bumps then you don’t have love handles.

Please don’t pinch your waist to do this test. Let’s leave that for the ladies in stock photos.

Workout Options (Exercise for Love Handles – Women)

There are two workout options for exercise for love handles – women in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here’s a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Exercise for Love Handles – Women Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along love handles workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 10 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: Love Handles Workout + 5 Tips || The *Truth*

Exercise for Love Handles – Women (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced exercise for love handles – women workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Exercise for Love Handles – Women: Workout Outline

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  • Exercise for Love Handles – Women-standing marches exercise
  • Exercise for Love Handles – Women-boxer bounds exercise
  • Exercise for Love Handles – Women-standing climbers exercise
  • Exercise for Love Handles – Women-burpees exercise
  • Exercise for Love Handles – Women-standing crunches exercise
 
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Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. standing marches
  2. boxer bounds
  3. standing climbers
  4. burpees
  5. standing crunches

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. standing crunches
  2. burpees
  3. standing climbers
  4. boxer bounds
  5. standing marches

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your exercise for love handles – women workout is complete!

Want another workout? Try this love handles workout.

A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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