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Love Handles Workout for Doctors (+ Wonderful Workout Video) πŸ‘‹

Are you a doctor looking to trim stubborn love handles? Congrats you found the love handles workout for doctors!

This Love Handles Workout for Doctors is specifically designed with you in mind.

You’ll be doing the magic duo of cardio and strength exercises. Together, and organized in the right order, you can do this workout right before seeing patients in the morning.

No equipment or large space is needed.

This is a workout that can easily be done in your non-existent free time.

Join the hundreds of doctors (especially black doctors) who have achieved impressive results with my workouts!

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Love Handles Workout for Doctors: 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.

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Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Doctors Exercise 1: oblique twist

oblique twist exercise demo

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Quick tips to do oblique twist correctly.

  • Let your hands move freely as you do oblique twists
  • As you twist your torso, focus on rotating from your waist rather than just moving your arms or shoulders.
  • Exhale as you twist, imagining that you are wringing out a towel with your abdominal muscles.
  • Keep your hips square and facing forward to prevent your knees from collapsing inward
  • Maintain a steady and controlled pace throughout the exercise, avoiding any jerky or abrupt movements

Love Handles Workout for Doctors Exercise 2: high roller step – right

high roller step - right exercise demo

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Quick tips to do high roller step – right correctly.

  • Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your weight evenly distributed on both feet. Keep your shoulders relaxed and your core engaged Practice the basic step first to develop your coordination. The basic step involves stepping forward with your right foot, pivoting on your left foot, and stepping back with your right foot.
  • Keep your feet close to the ground and make small, controlled movements. Use the ball of your foot to pivot and shift your weight smoothly from one foot to the other.
  • Keep your upper body still and centered. Avoid swaying or leaning to the side, Start practicing the high roller step right at a slow pace. As you become more comfortable with the move, gradually increase your speed

Love Handles Workout for Doctors Exercise 3: figure 8 with modification

figure 8 with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do figure 8 with modification correctly.

  • Find a comfortable and open space to perform the exercise, ensuring you have enough room to move freely.
  • Maintain a relaxed and fluid motion as you trace the figure-8 pattern with your arms. Avoid any jerky or abrupt movements.
  • Focus on using your shoulder and arm muscles to guide the movement, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  • Also engage your core muscles nice and tight. You do this by sucking your belly button in toward your spine – while continuing to breathe.
  • Visualize drawing a smooth and symmetrical figure-8 shape in the air, imagining the flow and elegance of your movements.
  • Keep your wrists relaxed and avoid excessive tension in your hands and fingers
  • You can hold on to a light dumbbell to intensify this exercise πŸ‘Œ

Love Handles Workout for Doctors Exercise 4: bupees with low impact modification

bupees with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do bupees with low impact modification correctly.

  • Remember to breathe πŸ™‚
  • Suck in your stomach (while still breathing) to stabilize your core
  • Go at your own pace
  • Step your feet instead of jumping if you need to

Love Handles Workout for Doctors Exercise 5: penguin crunch

penguin crunch exercise demo

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Quick tips to do penguin crunch correctly.

  • If you find it challenging to touch your elbow to the knee in the twist, start by performing partial range of motion.
  • Try to keep your hands parallel to the floor
  • Pay attention to your overall body alignment throughout the exercise. Keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed, and maintain a neutral neck position. Avoid slouching or rounding your back.
  • Be mindful of any excessive strain on your neck. Instead of pulling your head forward, keep your chin slightly lifted and gaze forward to maintain a natural alignment
  • Try to mentally focus on your abs and waist as you raise each leg. This will enhance your mind-muscle connection and the effectiveness of the penguin crunch

3 Love Handles Tips for Doctors

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.

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.

Love Handles Workout for Doctors 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.

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. πŸŽ‰

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

As well as people that don’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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Doctors)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for doctors 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 Doctors 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 | Home Workout for Women

Love Handles Workout for Doctors (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Doctors: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Doctors-oblique twist exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Doctors-high roller step - right exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Doctors-figure 8 with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Doctors-bupees with low impact modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Doctors-penguin crunch 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. oblique twist
  2. high roller step – right
  3. figure 8 with modification
  4. bupees with low impact modification
  5. penguin crunch

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. penguin crunch
  2. bupees with low impact modification
  3. figure 8 with modification
  4. high roller step – right
  5. oblique twist

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