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Love Handles Workout (+ Nice Workout Video) ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Youโ€™re about to experience the love handles workout of a lifetime.

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?

What’s worse, these love handles are not just affecting your physical appearance but they’re also lowering our confidence.

You’ve started avoiding fitted clothes and dreading bikini season.

You’re wondering if you’ll ever feel comfortable and confident in your body again.

This game-changing love handles workout routine is specially designed to target your love handles.

What’s unique about this workout?

No more uncomfortable floor exercises!

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No joke!

All the exercises are standing only, aimed at making your workout routine as comfortable and easy as possible.

These stand-up exercises focus on engaging your oblique muscles, making them stronger, tighter, and more cinched in.

Combine them with Koboko Fitness belly fat workouts, and you’re on your way to achieving the dream body you’ve always wanted and totally deserve.

Love Handle Workout: Who this Workout is For

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

If the goal is to target excess fat around the waist / oblique muscles, youโ€™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.

Love Handle Workout: How this Workout Works

This workout works by focusing on the efficiency of your movements to produce a higher calorie burn with less effort.

This is achieved through sequencing a special selection of exercises chosen by a Certified Personal Trainer for this exact purpose of getting rid of love handles.

This workout also focuses on standing exercises only โ€“ this further enhances the efficiency of the workout and produces more effective results.

Finally, this workout deeply stimulates the core and oblique muscles that help suck in and support the waistline.

When combined with a healthy and balanced diet, this workout is wonderful to help burn fat, reduce love handles, and create a more toned waist.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handle Workout Exercise 1: sumo side bends

sumo side bends exercise demo

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Quick tips to do sumo side bends correctly.

  • Keep your feet wide apart, with toes pointed slightly outward, to create a stable base and maintain balance throughout the sumo side bends exercise.
  • Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine. This will provide stability and support as you perform the exercise.
  • Maintain an upright posture and avoid leaning forward or backward. Imagine a string pulling you up from the top of your head, keeping your spine aligned.
  • Focus on the lateral movement, emphasizing the side-to-side bending of your torso while keeping your hips and lower body stable.
  • Be mindful of the range of motion in your side bends, ensuring you do not overstretch or strain your muscles. Start with a smaller range and gradually increase it as you become more comfortable and flexible

Love Handle Workout Exercise 2: ski jumps with low impact modification

ski jumps with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do ski jumps with low impact modification correctly.

  • Land with a slight bend in your knees and try to absorb the impact with your muscles while performing ski jumps
  • By swinging your arms as you jump, you can increase your momentum and improve your balance upon landing
  • Keep your arms and hands close to your body to help with balance
  • Land softly on the balls of your feet rather than flat-footed or on your heels
  • Leverage the power of your legs to propel yourself upwards and execute the lateral jump
  • Do the low impact version if you are new ski jumps it is equally as effective

Love Handle Workout Exercise 3: v crunches

v crunches exercise demo

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Quick tips to do v crunches correctly.

  • Focus on engaging and activating your lower abs, upper abs, and deep core muscles as you perform the movement.
  • This can be achieved by consciously pulling your belly button towards your spine during the contraction.
  • Avoid bending your knees in order to go down.
  • Pay close attention to your balance during the exercise. Distribute your weight evenly between both feet to maintain stability.
  • Don’t twist yourself completely in one direction, make sure that you turn halfway through each side.
  • It’s important to rely on muscle control and avoid using momentum to perform the V crunches.

Love Handle Workout Exercise 4: power hops

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Quick tips to do power hops correctly.

  • Always keep your neck and back straight, only bending as you move into each hop
  • As you bring one leg up, be prepared to bounce on the other foot to create speed
  • Bring your knee up to meet your elbow
  • Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and try to retain that distance throughout the exercise Keep your core engaged as you do power hops

Love Handle Workout Exercise 5: side crunch with modification

side crunch with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side crunch with modification correctly.

  • Do the bodyweight only modification if this is your first time doing a standing side crunch.
  • If you are more advanced, add a dumbbell for an extra challenge.
  • Maintain steady control throughout the movement. Keep your arm straight but avoid pulling or using excessive force.
  • Be mindful of excessive leaning or twisting. Aim to keep your upper body aligned with your hips and avoid any strain on your lower back.
  • Focus on controlling the weight and movement of the dumbbell (or just your arm).
  • Avoid using momentum or swinging the weight, as this can diminish the effectiveness of the exercise and increase the risk of injury.
  • Engage your entire core throughout the exercise. This comprehensive core engagement will provide stability and enhance the overall effectiveness of the exercise.

3 Love Handle Workout 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. ๐Ÿ˜…

Some people recommend chewing each bite 30 times before swallowing.

Itโ€™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.

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, itโ€™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.

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.

Love Handle Workout Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is it possible to get rid of love handles without going to the gym?

Yes, it is possible to get rid of love handles without going to the gym. ๐ŸŽ‰

This is fantastic news for those of us with extremely busy lifestyles.

As well as people that donโ€™t enjoy the gym environment.

Or people that just prefer to exercise at home without the headache of a gym membership.

The key to getting rid of love handles without going to the gym is to simply stay consistent with doing at home exercises like the ones provided here and eating a healthy balanced diet.

Include fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains in your meals. Stay away from processed foods, sugary snacks, and drinks.

A little treat here and there is fine though โ€“ there should be no guilt associated with eating food!

When it is time to exercise, do the love handles workouts provided on this page. And stay consistent with doing them.

You can also boost your physical activity by taking walks outside. I LOVE a good leisurely stroll early in the morning. It is pure bliss!

A jog could also be nice or try cycling, swimming, or even gardening.

The extra physical activity combined with your consistent workouts and healthy eating will help reduce love handles over time.

What are the best foods to eat or avoid to reduce love handles?

Basically anything that doesn’t taste good. ๐Ÿ˜‚

But really, eat the things your grandma would tell you to eat (but not eat herself) LOL

You want

  • lean proteins โ€“ like chicken breast โ€“ not thighs
  • complex cabs โ€“ like brown rice โ€“ not white
  • healthy fats โ€“ like avocado โ€“ not cheese burgers
  • fruits โ€“ like apples, oranges, bananas
  • vegetables โ€“ like spinach, carrots, bokchoy
  • water โ€“ and lots of it

These are the types of foods that keep your body stable and balanced so that you are not inflamed.

They help you recover well from your daily stressors. And they help your body to avoid storing excess fat in your stomach and waist.

What are the health risks of having love handles?

Some of the risks that love handles can pose to good health are the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more.

These diseases not only limit enjoyment of life, but they also pose a significant financial burden due to the cost of prescription, treatment and testing.

Are love handles normal?

Love handles are totally normal and natural.

Each person stores fat differently – and for some people – that fat gets deposited in the waist.

This does not say anything about health – which is the most important thing.

People of all shapes and sizes have love handles.

Are there any specific diet tips or nutritional recommendations that can help in getting rid of love handles?

Yes, there are specific diet tips and nutritional recommendations that can help in getting rid of love handles.

Love handles, also known as excess fat around the waistline, can be stubborn to get rid of, but with the right diet and nutrition, it is possible to reduce their appearance.

1. Correct Nutrition Goals

The first thing to look at is your nutrition goals.


Because the way to eat to lose love handles is totally different from the way to eat to grow a booty.

I see WAY too many women trying to lose love handles and GROW a booty at the same time.

Letโ€™s not do that this year ๐Ÿ˜Š

This year, letโ€™s eat according to our goals.

The next tip follows from here.

2. Calorie Deficit Goal

To lose love handles, the correct nutrition goal is to create a calorie deficit.

A calorie deficit means consuming fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight.

The amount of this deficit (200 calories? 300? 500?) is totally and completely up to you.

To achieve a calorie deficit, you can reduce portion sizes, choose unprocessed foods, and avoid drinking calories (soda, lemonade, etc.)

๐Ÿ“ Please donโ€™t assume that a bigger calorie deficit is automatically better.

Some people make progress faster by following a more conservative deficit goal.

Experiment with different goals and follow the deficit that works for you!

Iโ€™m a moderate deficit girlie myself. I canโ€™t do the whole huge calorie deficit thing. I like food too much for that ๐Ÿ˜‚

3. Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water is essential for overall health and keeping love handles away.

Water helps in digestion, keeps you feeling full, aids in the removal of waste from the body, and boosts post-exercise recovery.

Most adults should aim to drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water per day.

You can even boost the effectiveness of your water intake by adding electrolytes.

Workout Options (Love Handle Workout)

There are two workout options for love handle workout 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.

Love Handle Workout 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: Intense Flat Stomach + Love Handles Workout \\ Home Workout

Love Handle Workout (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced love handle workout workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handle Workout: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handle Workout-sumo side bends exercise
  • Love Handle Workout-ski jumps with low impact modification exercise
  • Love Handle Workout-v crunches exercise
  • Love Handle Workout-power hops exercise
  • Love Handle Workout-side crunch with modification exercise
Disclaimer: This or any other exercise program may result in injury. Always consult your doctor / physician before beginning this or any other workout or exercise program. By performing any of the exercises in this program or on this site, you agree to the full disclaimer and assume ALL risks of injury from doing so. Koboko Fitness is NOT responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this workout or any exercise program. Read the full disclaimer here before you begin.

Workout Instructions (1/2)

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

  1. sumo side bends
  2. ski jumps with low impact modification
  3. v crunches
  4. power hops
  5. side crunch with modification

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. side crunch with modification
  2. power hops
  3. v crunches
  4. ski jumps with low impact modification
  5. sumo side bends

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your love handle workout 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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