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Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms (+ Workout Video) – it Works

You’ve discovered the love handles workout for cat moms.😺 

Yes, the cats are involved now. Why?

Because I’ve seen pictures of y’alls cats doing my workouts with you 😂 And I freaking love it!

I’m not going to name any names but the kokoputfs i’m talking about know themselves.

This is a special workout routine designed specifically for you and your cat. Enjoy!

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms: How this Workout Works

This love handles workout works by burning calories in the quickest and easiest way possible.

This is achieved through a combination of exercises specially selected by a Certified Personal Trainer, intense focus on standing only exercises (you never need to get on the floor), and strengthening the deep core and oblique muscles that pull in, tighten and tone the waist.

When combined with a responsible approach to eating, this love handles workout is highly effective for burning fat to reveal a smoother, more toned waistline.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 1: knee hugs

knee hugs exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee hugs correctly.

  • Stand tall with good posture, keeping your feet hip-width apart
  • As you lift your knee towards your chest, focus on using your hip flexor muscles to initiate the movement.
  • Aim to bring your knee as close to your chest as possible while maintaining your balance
  • Go for a slow and controlled movement. Don’t rush knee hugs. This allows for better muscle engagement and control.
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed.

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 2: shuffle pumps with modification

shuffle pumps with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do shuffle pumps with modification correctly.

  • Extend your arms fully to get a full range of motion
  • Go at your own pace
  • Suck your stomach in (but don’t hold your breath)

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 3: pushing bends with modification

pushing bends with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do pushing bends with modification correctly.

  • Remember to pulse twice on each side as you do the pushing bend exercise
  • The modification involves holding a light dumbbell to provide additional resistance while doing the exercise
  • Focus on bending sideways at the waist while simultaneously holding your arms together above your head
  • Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders relaxed. Avoid any leaning or rounding of your upper body.
  • Remember to perform the exercise on both sides, alternating between bending towards each side to target both sets of oblique muscles.

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 4: jump rope

jump rope exercise demo

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Quick tips to do jump rope correctly.

  • Keep your feet together, and your knees slightly bent throughout your jump rope exercise
  • Keep your elbows close to your body and use a small, circular motion to help generate momentum
  • Don’t jump too high off the ground. Instead, focus on making quick, low jumps
  • Focus on landing softly on the balls of your feet with each jump to reduce the impact on your joints
  • Look straight ahead as you jump. You can focus on a spot in front of you to help maintain balance and stability

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 5: side bends

side bends exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side bends correctly.

  • As you perform the side bends, focus on bending sideways at the waist, reaching towards one side while keeping your upper body and hips facing forward.
  • Focus on the stretch and lengthening sensation on the opposite side as you perform each side bend
  • Imagine yourself as a graceful tree swaying in the wind as you perform the side bends, finding strength and stability in your core.
  • Engage your glutes and leg muscles to provide a strong foundation and stability as you perform the side bends, emphasizing the strength in your lower body.
  • Focus on maintaining a neutral spine throughout the exercise, avoiding excessive leaning or arching of your back.

3 Love Handles Tips for Cat Moms

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.

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. 😅

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.

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.

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

How can I prevent love handles from coming back?

The best way to prevent love handles from coming back is by having standards in 3 core areas of your life.

These three core areas are. Exercise, food, and sleep.

As an example, these are the standards that I personally follow:

1️⃣ Exercise: My standard is to be active for a minimum of 5 minutes for every hour that I am awake

This means I try to avoid long stretches of sitting at my computer without getting up.

2️⃣ Food: My standard is to have 80 – 90% of my produce unprocessed and organic.

This means, given a choice between organic red peppers and conventionally grown red peppers, I’ll probably choose the organic.

3️⃣ Sleep: My standard is to aim for 8 hours of sleep every night.

This means I don’t scroll on TikTok or any social media after I’ve taken my evening shower.

At this point, I should disclose that I never hit all my standards perfectly everyday.

But I’ve noticed that the quality of my life and the fitness of my body is so much better when I have these standards compared to when I don’t.

I found that having standards is easily the best way to make permanent changes in the way we exercise, eat and sleep.

And once these 3 areas are in good order, love handles will successfully be prevented from coming back.

How can I get rid of love handles without surgery?

The best way to get rid of love handles without going through surgery is to make permanent changes to how you eat, exercise, sleep and stress.

For example, if you’re a person that eats the standard American breakfast of croissants, doughnuts and coffee, you might choose to make a permanent change to eating something like salmon, bok choy and fresh bananas for breakfast.

Yes, I recognize that the permanent change option is not as appealing as the normal standard, but this is just the reality of what it means to have a sexy, gorgeous human body.

Another example is if you’re a person that tends to sleep six hours a night – 📝sidebar. I used to do this, so there is no judgment here…You might choose to make a permanent change to sleeping an extra 2 hours every night so that you’re getting your full 8 hours of sleep.

I recognize that this is very challenging to do in our fast-paced lifestyle, but again, this is just one of the joys of being a human being.

The key is to remember that it has to be a permanent change that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life.

Avoid temporary quick fixes – they can do serious damage to your health and self-esteem.

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.

How long does it take to lose love handles?

Give yourself a minimum of four weeks to start to see visible results.

The exact time it will take varies from person to person, but in my experience as a personal trainer, the average time you need to SEE changes is about four weeks.

🔔Keep in mind that changes are happening in your body before this 4 week mark – especially if you’re doing my workouts.

People that do my workouts FEEL a difference immediately from the very first workout.

So exercise patience, stay consistent and you will see your love handles start to reduce.

And since 4 weeks is just the average, some people start to see results faster than that. While others see results a bit later.

Some of the factors that influence how quickly you see results are your current body weight, body fat percentage, steps taken per day, genetics, hormones. macros, quantity of food consumed on a daily basis, sleep quality, and more.

Of all these factors, the top 3 things you can control are diet, exercise and stress.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for cat moms 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 Handles Workout for Cat Moms 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: Back Fat Bodyweight Workout | Standing Exercises – Home Workout

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced love handles workout for cat moms workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms-knee hugs exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms-shuffle pumps with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms-pushing bends with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms-jump rope exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Cat Moms-side bends 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. knee hugs
  2. shuffle pumps with modification
  3. pushing bends with modification
  4. jump rope
  5. side bends

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 bends
  2. jump rope
  3. pushing bends with modification
  4. shuffle pumps with modification
  5. knee hugs

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your love handles workout for cat moms 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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