take the quiz today

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas (+ Workout Video) πŸ’ͺ

Are those stubborn love handles starting to cramp your fashion?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Like, who doesn’t want to feel confident in a stunning new set?

That’s why I’ve created a love handles workout that will have you rocking every new (and loved) piece with pride.

In this post, I’ll be dropping some effective exercises and tips to help that stubborn midsection.

Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a seasoned gym-goer, this workout is designed to help you sculpt and tone your waistline.

Get ready to say goodbye to those love handles and hello to a more stylish you!

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas: 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 – this further enhances the efficiency of the workout and produces more effective results.

take the quiz today

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 Fashionistas Exercise 1: wide knee to elbows

wide knee to elbows exercise demo

Want to avoid doing wide knee to elbows incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. It’s free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do wide knee to elbows correctly.

  • This is an exercise I sometimes jokingly call “hubba hubba” πŸ˜‚. Keep this is mind and you will find it surprisingly easy to do the exercise with great form!
  • Keep your arms in the active position throughout the exercise. You want a straight line from elbow to shoulder
  • Use your breath as a tool for stability. Inhale deeply before initiating the movement, and as you exhale, engage your core and feel the power transferring from your center to your limbs.
  • Start with a slower pace and focus on maintaining proper form. As you become more comfortable and confident, you can gradually increase the speed and intensity of the movement.

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas Exercise 2: Up and outs

Up and outs exercise demo

Want to avoid doing Up and outs incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. And be confident you’re not wasting any time. It’s free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do Up and outs correctly.

  • keep your back straight
  • bring your heel as close to your booty as possible. if you’re flexible enough, your heel should actually slightly graze your butt bring your elbows as far down as possible (we’re going for a full range of motion here)
  • keep your shoulders down and back
  • use your abs to engage your core during the Up and Outs exercise
  • keep your head up and eyes forward
  • make sure you are using those leg muscles to move as quickly as your body will allow

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas Exercise 3: standing oblique crunch

standing oblique crunch exercise demo

Want to avoid doing standing oblique crunch incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. And be confident you’re not wasting any time. It’s free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do standing oblique crunch correctly.

  • As you perform the standing oblique crunch, focus on bending sideways at the waist while keeping your upper body and hips facing forward
  • Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine. This will provide stability and support throughout the exercise
  • Imagine yourself as a graceful dancer, leaning and bending with fluidity and elegance as you perform the standing oblique crunch. 😊
  • Focus on the side of your waist as you perform the crunch, visualizing your oblique muscles activating and contracting with each movement.
  • Exhale as you crunch to the side, emphasizing the contraction of your oblique muscles, and inhale as you return to the starting position

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas Exercise 4: jog punch

jog punch exercise demo

Want to avoid doing jog punch incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. So you can be confident you’re not wasting any time. Try it free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do jog punch correctly.

  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes pointed forward. Your knees should be slightly bent.
  • As you punch, extend your arms as far out as is comfortable for you One common mistake when performing a jog punch is to let your elbow stick out too far. Keep your elbow in close to your body, and imagine that you are punching a target at eye level
  • As you punch, drive your shoulder and torso forward to add more power to your punch. Your arm should be fully extended at the moment of impact (with your imaginary object)
  • Like any exercise, the jog punch takes time and practice to master. Start slow and focus on getting the technique right before adding speed and power

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas Exercise 5: standing 3d crunch

standing 3d crunch exercise demo

Want to avoid doing standing 3d crunch incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. So you can be confident you’re not wasting any time. Try it free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do standing 3d crunch correctly.

  • Use your elbows as a guidepost for each 3D crunch.
  • Keep your elbow at around shoulder level (or lower) depending on your starting point of flexibility.
  • Play with the depth of your crunch, gradually increasing the range of motion as you become more comfortable and stronger in the exercise.
  • Move slow and steady to really feel the burn. You can also add a pulse at the end of each crunch to add an extra challenge and intensify the effect of the exercise.

3 Love Handles Tips for Fashionistas

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 Fashionistas 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.

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.

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™₯

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 – πŸ“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.

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.

πŸ””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 Fashionistas)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for fashionistas 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 Fashionistas 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 & Belly Fat Workout | Standing Only – Home Workout

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas: Workout Outline

⏩⏩ swipe right to see the next move

  • Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas-wide knee to elbows exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas-Up and outs exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas-standing oblique crunch exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas-jog punch exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas-standing 3d 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. wide knee to elbows
  2. Up and outs
  3. standing oblique crunch
  4. jog punch
  5. standing 3d 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. standing 3d crunch
  2. jog punch
  3. standing oblique crunch
  4. Up and outs
  5. wide knee to elbows

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

Would You Like to Save Time?

Try this Premium Workout

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas exercise

Gentle Reminder: You are doing far better than you think

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas Pin 1 Jun 26 2024

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas – Printable

Love Handles Workout for Fashionistas Pin 2  Jun 26 2024