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Love Handles Workout for Gamers (+ Workout Video) – it Works

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Hey there gamers!

Are you spending long hours glued to your favorite video games, but worried about those pesky love handles?

I’ve got you covered!

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

Say goodbye to those extra pounds and hello to a healthier, more toned belly.

Whether you’re a casual gamer or a pro, this workout will help you shed unwanted fat and build strength.

It’s time to level up your fitness game and crush those love handles once and for all.

Let’s get started!

Love Handles Workout for Gamers: How this Workout Works

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

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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 Gamers Exercise 1: star step with modification

star step with modification exercise demo
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Quick tips to do star step with modification correctly.

  • If this is your first time doing star steps, do the variation on the right. The variation of the exercise shown on the left is higher intensity than the one on the right.
  • As you perform the star step movement, focus on stepping out as wide to the side as you can with the stepping foot.
  • Keep your movements controlled and avoid rushing or using momentum. Focus on balance and stability as you step and reach.
  • Make sure the foot staying on the ground is firmly planted – avoid standing on tiptoes for this exercise.
  • Maintain a soft and relaxed landing as you step out to the side. Try to avoid slamming your foot down into the ground.


Love Handles Workout for Gamers Exercise 2: high roller step – left

high roller step - left exercise demo
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Quick tips to do high roller step – left correctly.

  • Keep your feet at hip width apart Keep a soft bend in the foot that is on the floor for balance
  • For the leg you bring upward, just gently tap it to the ground when you make contact with the floor (no foot slamming please :)) Try to bring your knee up to waist level Keep your arms high up (above your head)
  • Create a consistent rotation clockwise then anticlockwise
  • Try to keep your eyes focused on your arms to help create a straight back and correct posture
  • Engage your core as you do the high roller step


Love Handles Workout for Gamers Exercise 3: standing 3d crunch

standing 3d crunch exercise demo
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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.


Love Handles Workout for Gamers Exercise 4: basic punches

basic punches exercise demo
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Quick tips to do basic punches correctly.

  • Make sure to keep your shoulders down and your back straight when doing basic punches
  • Avoid swinging your arms too much
  • Extend each arm fully with each punch Keep your core engaged when doing basic punches
  • Keep your shoulder blades pulled down and away from your neck
  • Keep your elbows close to your body when you pull your hand back in
  • Keep your back straight when doing basic punches
  • Keep your head up


Love Handles Workout for Gamers Exercise 5: 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


3 Love Handles Tips for Gamers

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. 😅

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.

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 Gamers 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 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.

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.

Is it possible to get rid of love handles by exercising only?

Yes, it is possible to reduce love handles through exercise alone.

But if you know your diet is not where it should be, why not clean that up too? 😃

Combining exercise with a healthy balanced diet is a great way to get optimal, long-lasting results.

And it doesn’t have to mean going to the gym.

At home bodyweight exercises like the ones provided here are excellent for getting rid of love handles easily and permanently.

Just be prepared to be consistent.

Love handles don’t go away after just one session of exercise.

It takes several weeks of consistent dedication but you can do it!

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.



Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Gamers)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for gamers 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 Gamers 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 + 5 Tips || The *Truth*

Love Handles Workout for Gamers (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Gamers: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Gamers-star step with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Gamers-high roller step - left exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Gamers-standing 3d crunch exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Gamers-basic punches exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Gamers-oblique twist 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. star step with modification
  2. high roller step – left
  3. standing 3d crunch
  4. basic punches
  5. oblique twist

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. oblique twist
  2. basic punches
  3. standing 3d crunch
  4. high roller step – left
  5. star step with modification

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