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Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts (+ Easy Video)

Hey there techies! ⌨️

Do you like to code? Geek out about autonomous driving? Maybe you once slept in a lab?

Don’t worry – I’m not judging. I feel you. My circle is full of tech heads so I know how y’all do ❤️

So let’s talk about those love handles.

Are they weighing you down? Ready to get rid of them?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with the perfect workout that will have you feeling fit and fabulous in no time.

I understand the struggles of a sedentary lifestyle that often comes with being tech-savvy.

That’s why I’ve created this love handles workout specifically for you. With my expertly designed exercises, you’ll be able to say goodbye to those pesky love handles and hello to a healthier, more confident you.

So put the code down and let’s get moving!

Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts: 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 Tech Enthusiasts 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 Tech Enthusiasts Exercise 2: penguins

penguins exercise demo

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Quick tips to do penguins correctly.

  • Keep your posture upright and avoid leaning forward or to one side while doing the penguins
  • Focus on keeping your movements smooth and controlled (try not to rush through the exercise)
  • Bring your elbows all the way down for a full range of motion
  • Avoid swinging your arms too much and keep them close to your body
  • Keep your core engaged throughout the exercise to maintain stability

Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts Exercise 3: 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

Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts Exercise 4: flap pulls

flap pulls exercise demo

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Quick tips to do flap pulls correctly.

  • keep your head up and looking forward
  • keep your chest open (dont curl your shoulders inward as if you’re carrying a backpack)
  • don’t lean back
  • avoid arching your back
  • keep your back straight
  • flap your hands all the way past your knees
  • keep your core engaged
  • relax your shoulders as much as you can (don’t hold tension in your neck and shoulders as you move)

Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts Exercise 5: figure 8 with modification

figure 8 with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do figure 8 with modification correctly.

  • Find a comfortable and open space to perform the exercise, ensuring you have enough room to move freely.
  • Maintain a relaxed and fluid motion as you trace the figure-8 pattern with your arms. Avoid any jerky or abrupt movements.
  • Focus on using your shoulder and arm muscles to guide the movement, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  • Also engage your core muscles nice and tight. You do this by sucking your belly button in toward your spine – while continuing to breathe.
  • Visualize drawing a smooth and symmetrical figure-8 shape in the air, imagining the flow and elegance of your movements.
  • Keep your wrists relaxed and avoid excessive tension in your hands and fingers
  • You can hold on to a light dumbbell to intensify this exercise 👌

3 Love Handles Tips for Tech Enthusiasts

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 Tech Enthusiasts Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

Basically anything that doesn’t taste good. 😂

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 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.

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 ♥

Are there any specific diet tips or nutritional recommendations that can help in getting rid of love handles?

Yes, there are specific diet tips and nutritional recommendations that can help in getting rid of love handles.

Love handles, also known as excess fat around the waistline, can be stubborn to get rid of, but with the right diet and nutrition, it is possible to reduce their appearance.

1. Correct Nutrition Goals

The first thing to look at is your nutrition goals.

Why?

Because the way to eat to lose love handles is totally different from the way to eat to grow a booty.

I see WAY too many women trying to lose love handles and GROW a booty at the same time.

Let’s not do that this year 😊

This year, let’s eat according to our goals.

The next tip follows from here.

2. Calorie Deficit Goal

To lose love handles, the correct nutrition goal is to create a calorie deficit.

A calorie deficit means consuming fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight.

The amount of this deficit (200 calories? 300? 500?) is totally and completely up to you.

To achieve a calorie deficit, you can reduce portion sizes, choose unprocessed foods, and avoid drinking calories (soda, lemonade, etc.)

📝 Please don’t assume that a bigger calorie deficit is automatically better.

Some people make progress faster by following a more conservative deficit goal.

Experiment with different goals and follow the deficit that works for you!

I’m a moderate deficit girlie myself. I can’t do the whole huge calorie deficit thing. I like food too much for that 😂

3. Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water is essential for overall health and keeping love handles away.

Water helps in digestion, keeps you feeling full, aids in the removal of waste from the body, and boosts post-exercise recovery.

Most adults should aim to drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water per day.

You can even boost the effectiveness of your water intake by adding electrolytes.

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.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for tech enthusiasts 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 Tech Enthusiasts 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 | Home Workout for Women

Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts-standing climbers exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts-penguins exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts-oblique twist exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts-flap pulls exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Tech Enthusiasts-figure 8 with modification exercise
 
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Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. standing climbers
  2. penguins
  3. oblique twist
  4. flap pulls
  5. figure 8 with modification

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. figure 8 with modification
  2. flap pulls
  3. oblique twist
  4. penguins
  5. standing climbers

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