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Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms (+ Awesome Workout Video) πŸ‘ˆ

Hey there, dog moms! Got a few extra love handles here and there?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

There are alot of women juggling family, a career, sometimes kids, and at least one dog!

How do you find time to do it all??

However, you do it, I’ve got your back (and your sides!) in this workout.

I’ll be sharing a fire love handles workout specifically designed for busy dog moms like you, who are looking to tone and strengthen those trouble spots.

Get ready to unleash your inner fitness guru, because it’s time to show those love handles who’s boss!

Let’s dive in!

Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms: 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.

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This workout also focuses on standing exercises only – 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 Handles Workout for Dog Moms 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 Handles Workout for Dog Moms Exercise 2: power hops

power hops exercise demo

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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 Handles Workout for Dog Moms Exercise 3: horse stance push with modification

horse stance push with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do horse stance push with modification correctly.

  • Make sure you have a very nice wide stable base with your legs
  • As you push forward, focus on engaging your core muscles by pulling them in while continuing to breathe
  • Keep your shoulders as relaxed as possible to avoid excess tension in the upper body.
  • Breathe steadily throughout the exercise, inhaling deeply as you prepare to push and exhaling as you exert force.
  • Maintain a controlled and deliberate pace, focusing on the quality of each movement rather than speed.
  • Visualize pushing through resistance or obstacles as you extend your arms forward
  • Keep a slight bend in your knees throughout the exercise
  • Make sure you have a very nice wide stable base with your legs
  • As you push forward, focus on engaging your core muscles by pulling them in while continuing to breathe
  • Keep your shoulders as relaxed as possible to avoid excess tension in the upper body.
  • Breathe steadily throughout the exercise, inhaling deeply as you prepare to push and exhaling as you exert force.
  • Maintain a controlled and deliberate pace, focusing on the quality of each movement rather than speed.
  • Visualize pushing through resistance or obstacles as you extend your arms forward
  • Keep a slight bend in your knees throughout the exercise

Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms Exercise 4: hinge splits

hinge splits exercise demo

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Quick tips to do hinge splits correctly.

  • When you bring your leg up, raise it as high as it will go
  • Practice a few times before starting the timer if you are timing yourself for this exercise
  • Look straight ahead as you do the hinge splits Gently tap your ankles together on the downward motion
  • Stay on the balls of your feet (the front part near your toes) so that you can remain light on your feet
  • Don’t try to move to fast. Start slow then raise the tempo when you feel ready
  • Keep your arms in an active position throughout the exercise

Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms Exercise 5: 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.

3 Love Handles Tips for Dog Moms

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.

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.

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 Handles Workout for Dog Moms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 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 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.

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

Basically anything that doesn’t taste good. πŸ˜‚

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

You want

  • lean proteins – like chicken breast – not thighs
  • complex cabs – like brown rice – not white
  • healthy fats – like avocado – not cheese burgers
  • fruits – like apples, oranges, bananas
  • vegetables – like spinach, carrots, bokchoy
  • water – 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.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for dog 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 Dog 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 5 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: 5 Min Flat Bellly & Love Handles Workout | Koboko Fitness

Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms-sumo side bends exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms-power hops exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms-horse stance push with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms-hinge splits exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Dog Moms-knee hugs 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. power hops
  3. horse stance push with modification
  4. hinge splits
  5. knee hugs

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. knee hugs
  2. hinge splits
  3. horse stance push with modification
  4. power hops
  5. sumo side bends

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