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Love Handles Workout for Travellers (+ Fun Workout Video) πŸ’ƒ

Are you tired of carrying around extra love handles on your travel adventures?

Well, you’re not alone!

I’m 100% sure that the people checking out this workout are actually doing it for a friend πŸ™‚.

It’s a common struggle for people that are constantly on the move. Who has time to cook??? Add on some yummy new cuisines (especially the ones on cruises).

And boy oh boy. Here we go!! *we had a time last night voice* 🀣

But fear not, because I’ve got you covered with the ultimate love handles workout for travelers.

Say goodbye to those stubborn pockets of fat and hello to a toned and sculpted waistline, no matter where your wanderlust takes you.

Get ready to rock your bikinis and show off your gorgeous curves!

Love Handles Workout for Travellers: 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.

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When paired with a healthy, balanced approach to eating, this love handles workout is excellent for reducing fat and achieving a slimmer midsection.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Travellers Exercise 1: cross body crunch

cross body crunch exercise demo

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Quick tips to do cross body crunch correctly.

  • Place your hands gently behind your head, but avoid pulling on your neck or using excessive force.
  • As you perform the crunch, focus on bringing your elbow towards the opposite knee while twisting your torso. This diagonal movement engages your oblique muscles (the waist line where love handles sit). Working the obliques with cross body crunches will not make the obliques bigger. Instead, it will make them tighter, more cinched in, and stronger – which is what we want
  • Exhale as you crunch and bring your elbow towards your knee, emphasizing the contraction of your abdominal muscles.
  • Inhale as you return to the starting position, maintaining control and keeping your core engaged.
  • Keep your neck relaxed and avoid straining it by maintaining a slight space between your chin and chest

Love Handles Workout for Travellers Exercise 2: low high kicks

low high kicks exercise demo

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Quick tips to do low high kicks correctly.

  • Keep your arms together for balance
  • Alternatively, hold on to a wall or chair
  • Focus your eyes on the kicking leg to help engage the muscles
  • Lock your core into place (suck in your stomach) Start slow and low Your balancing leg should be kept flat on the floor so you always have a stable base
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and avoid holding tension in your neck

Love Handles Workout for Travellers Exercise 3: side crunch with modification

side crunch with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side crunch with modification correctly.

  • Do the bodyweight only modification if this is your first time doing a standing side crunch.
  • If you are more advanced, add a dumbbell for an extra challenge.
  • Maintain steady control throughout the movement. Keep your arm straight but avoid pulling or using excessive force.
  • Be mindful of excessive leaning or twisting. Aim to keep your upper body aligned with your hips and avoid any strain on your lower back.
  • Focus on controlling the weight and movement of the dumbbell (or just your arm).
  • Avoid using momentum or swinging the weight, as this can diminish the effectiveness of the exercise and increase the risk of injury.
  • Engage your entire core throughout the exercise. This comprehensive core engagement will provide stability and enhance the overall effectiveness of the exercise.

Love Handles Workout for Travellers Exercise 4: hinge splits

hinge splits exercise demo

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Quick tips to do hinge splits correctly.

  • When you bring your leg up, raise it as high as it will go
  • Practice a few times before starting the timer if you are timing yourself for this exercise
  • Look straight ahead as you do the hinge splits Gently tap your ankles together on the downward motion
  • Stay on the balls of your feet (the front part near your toes) so that you can remain light on your feet
  • Don’t try to move to fast. Start slow then raise the tempo when you feel ready
  • Keep your arms in an active position throughout the exercise

Love Handles Workout for Travellers Exercise 5: 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.

3 Love Handles Tips for Travellers

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.

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 Travellers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are love handles normal?

Love handles are totally normal and natural.

Each person stores fat differently – and for some people – that fat gets deposited in the waist.

This does not say anything about health – which is the most important thing.

People of all shapes and sizes have love handles.

Are love handles just body fat?

Yes, love handles are indeed just body fat with a twist.

The primary difference between love handles and regular body fat is the specific location of love handles fat.

Love handles are pockets of excess fat that are deposited underneath the skin.

They are visible as roles on the sides of the waist in both men and women.

The twist is that love handles are also influenced by genetics, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices.

A fun thing to know about love handles is that they actually serve a function.

Love handles help with insulation (so you don’t get cold as easily). They help protect internal organs and they also serve as energy storage.

The lifestyle factors that can encourage love handles are excess consumtion of simple sugars (things like cookies, donuts, and ice-cream), insufficient sleep, not enough exercise, or a combination of all of these.

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.

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? πŸ˜ƒ

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 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.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Travellers)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for travellers 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 Travellers 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 5 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: 5 Min Flat Bellly & Love Handles Workout | Koboko Fitness

Love Handles Workout for Travellers (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Travellers: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Travellers-cross body crunch exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Travellers-low high kicks exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Travellers-side crunch with modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Travellers-hinge splits exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Travellers-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. cross body crunch
  2. low high kicks
  3. side crunch with modification
  4. hinge splits
  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. hinge splits
  3. side crunch with modification
  4. low high kicks
  5. cross body crunch

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