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Love Handles Workout for Lawyers (+ Workout Video) 💪

Are you a lawyer looking to shed those stubborn love handles?

This is the workout for you.

You’re about to feel fabulous while reading at your desk. And also whenever you need to put on a tailored suit.

My love handles workout for lawyers is specifically designed to help you tone your midsection.

Make sure you combine it with my other workouts for a full head to toe transformation.

I want you to get that bag 💰 and look good doing it!

Get ready to say goodbye to those love handles and hello to a more confident you.

Love Handles Workout for Lawyers: 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 Lawyers Exercise 1: standing climbers

standing climbers exercise demo

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Quick tips to do standing climbers correctly.

  • Begin by standing tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms fully extended outwards.
  • Keep your palms open and facing downward.
  • Inhale as you lift your knee and reach your arm forward, emphasizing the engagement of your core muscles, and exhale as you lower your leg and return to the starting position.
  • Keep a slight bend in the knee that remains on the floor as you do the standing climbers

Love Handles Workout for Lawyers Exercise 2: side highs

side highs exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side highs correctly.

  • Stay on the balls of your feet (the part near your toes) so you can move from side to side swiftly and easily like the wind! whoosh
  • Don’t use too much force or effort when bringing your knee up
  • The same goes for the elbow movement; keep it smooth and flowing avoid jerky sudden movements if you can Gently touch each elbow to the opposite knee
  • Move as quickly as you can from side to side without losing your balance, rhythm, and pace Keep your core engaged as you do side highs

Love Handles Workout for Lawyers 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 Lawyers Exercise 4: 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 Lawyers Exercise 5: sumo reaches

sumo reaches exercise demo

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Quick tips to do sumo reaches correctly.

  • Maintain an upright posture with your chest lifted and your shoulders relaxed. Imagine a string pulling you up from the top of your head, keeping your spine aligned.
  • As you perform the sumo reaches movement, focus on reaching diagonally across your body, alternating between sides, while keeping your hips and lower body stable.
  • Focus on the dynamic side-to-side movement of your torso, imagining your oblique muscles activating and working with each reach.
  • Play with the speed and intensity of your reaches, alternating between slower, controlled movements and quicker, more explosive reaches to challenge your core stability.

3 Love Handles Tips for Lawyers

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.

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 Lawyers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

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.

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 Lawyers)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for lawyers 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 Lawyers 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: Intense Flat Stomach + Love Handles Workout \\ Home Workout

Love Handles Workout for Lawyers (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Lawyers: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Lawyers-standing climbers exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Lawyers-side highs exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Lawyers-pushing bends with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Lawyers-high roller step - left exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Lawyers-sumo reaches 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. standing climbers
  2. side highs
  3. pushing bends with modification
  4. high roller step – left
  5. sumo reaches

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. sumo reaches
  2. high roller step – left
  3. pushing bends with modification
  4. side highs
  5. standing climbers

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