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Love Handles Workout for Photographers (+ Useful Workout Video) 🔥

I’m so happy you stumbled on the love handles workout for photographers.

Like, have you ever felt those love handles making an unexpected cameo in your photoshoots?

I’ve got the perfect quick and fun workout routine to tackle them, designed specifically for photographers like you!

Let’s sweat it out and keep you focus-ready, lens in hand, and love handles gone!

Love Handles Workout for Photographers: How this Workout Works

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

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 Photographers Exercise 1: 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 Photographers Exercise 2: twist jacks

twist jacks exercise demo

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Quick tips to do twist jacks correctly.

  • Focus on powering this movement with your hips
  • Do not bring your knees up too high; they should cross-over, not come up high
  • Let your arms swing loosely – think delicate happy ballerina 🙂
  • Keep your shoulders loose and relaxed as well Picture yourself wearing a beautiful dress and twirling in it that’s a great analogy for this exercise

Love Handles Workout for Photographers Exercise 3: 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.

Love Handles Workout for Photographers Exercise 4: Shimmy

Shimmy exercise demo

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Quick tips to do Shimmy correctly.

  • Keep a soft bend in your knees while doing a shimmy
  • Keep your arms up your elbows should almost be as high as your shoulders
  • Maintain a steady pace
  • Land on the balls of your feet (not your heels)
  • Move your hips all the way to each side (you’re turning your body slightly to each side)
  • Focus on the movement of your feet even paced and steady
  • Engage your core muscles to maintain stability throughout the movement
  • Keep your feet grounded and shoulder-width apart

Love Handles Workout for Photographers Exercise 5: ab axis

ab axis exercise demo

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Quick tips to do ab axis correctly.

  • Focus on maintaining a tall and upright posture throughout the exercise, avoiding any slumping or collapsing of your spine.
  • Keep your palms open and grazing the back of your thighs as you lean.
  • Keep your movements smooth and continuous, avoiding any pauses or jerks in the rotation.
  • Focus on twisting from your waist, engaging your oblique muscles on each side.
  • Keep your feel flat on the ground (avoid being on tiptoes when doing the ab axis exercise).

3 Love Handles Tips for Photographers

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.

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.

Love Handles Workout for Photographers 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 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 👍 and stay consistent with the workouts ♥

How do you get rid of love handles?

Love handles, also known as excess fat around the waistline, can be stubborn and difficult to get rid of.

But it can be done.

Here’s how to get rid of love handles.

1. Workout

To get rid of love handles, you want to make sure you have a regular and consistent workout routine.

Ideally, your workout routine should include love handles workouts like the ones provided on this page.

This will stimulate your body to burn the excess fat stored around the waist.

2. Caloric deficit

To lose love handles, you need to create a caloric deficit. This means consuming fewer calories than your body requires.

This forces the body to use some of the fat currently stored as love handles for energy.

After hearing this, some women try to create a huge calorie deficit in hopes of getting faster results.

Usually, this approach backfires because it can throw some hormones off and create fat storage (instead of loss).

My preference as a Certified Personal Trainer is to stick with a small to moderate caloric deficit.

This tends to be a more sustainable and highly effective approach to reducing love handles.

3. Healthy eating:

This goes along with the previous point. It is much easier to create a caloric deficit while eating lightly processed (or unprocessed) foods.

I personally enjoy a few raw brazil nuts every morning 😃

I’m not even going to play you. They don’t taste anything like oreos but they feel good in my belly when I eat them.

They are also so satiating that I don’t crave more after eating just 3. I can’t say the same for oreos. haha

So – focus on unprocessed foods. They are less likely to trigger cravings and overeating the way highly engineered foods can.

4. Aim for 4 weeks

Here’s a secret I don’t want to share.

Love handles take at least 4 weeks to appear and become visible to the point that they bother us.

Given this fact, you should also give yourself at least 4 weeks of consistent exercise and healthy eating to start to notice visible changes.

This doesn’t mean the love handles will disappear in 4 weeks. It just means, don’t quit before 4 weeks is up.

It’s okay to “mess up” along the way. For example, missing one workout. Or eating oreos for breakfast one stressful day.

Those things are just a part of life. The key is to keep going and make yourself proud by being consistent 4 weeks – minimum.

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.

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. 🎉

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.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Photographers)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for photographers 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 Photographers 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 Photographers (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Photographers: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Photographers-pushing bends with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Photographers-twist jacks exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Photographers-knee hugs exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Photographers-Shimmy exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Photographers-ab axis 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. pushing bends with modification
  2. twist jacks
  3. knee hugs
  4. Shimmy
  5. ab axis

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. ab axis
  2. Shimmy
  3. knee hugs
  4. twist jacks
  5. pushing bends with modification

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