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Love Handles Workout for Writers (+ Free Video)

This is a special love handles workout created for writers.

As a fellow writer – I understand the struggle of terrible posture in front of the computer.

I had to correct myself just now as I typed that.

Writers spend hours hunched, crafting beautiful sentences but sometimes neglecting our own bodies. Let’s change that, fellow wordsmiths!

In this workout, I’m sharing a love handles workout tailor-made for writers.

We’ll be working to build our core (for better posture) AND doing all the right moves to reduce love handles.

Let’s banish those love handles and continue to write fearlessly!

Love Handles Workout for Writers: How this Workout Works

This workout works by focusing on the efficiency of your movements to produce a higher calorie burn with less effort.

This is achieved through sequencing a special selection of exercises chosen by a Certified Personal Trainer for this exact purpose of getting rid of love handles.

This workout also focuses on standing exercises only – this further enhances the efficiency of the workout and produces more effective results.

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Finally, this workout deeply stimulates the core and oblique muscles that help suck in and support the waistline.

When combined with a healthy and balanced diet, this workout is wonderful to help burn fat, reduce love handles, and create a more toned waist.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Writers Exercise 1: frankenstein walk

frankenstein walk exercise demo

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Quick tips to do frankenstein walk correctly.

  • Focus on taking slow, deliberate steps, lifting your legs straight out in front of you like Frankenstein’s monster 😄
  • Keep your movements controlled and avoid swinging your legs or letting them flop down. Aim for a smooth and purposeful motion.
  • Maintain a relaxed but engaged upper body. Avoid hunching your shoulders or tensing your neck.
  • Breathe steadily as you walk, inhaling deeply and exhaling fully to maintain a sense of calm and control.
  • Lift your legs as high as your flexibility allows without compromising your balance or form. Don’t force the range of motion; gradually increase it as your flexibility improves over time

Love Handles Workout for Writers Exercise 2: side steps with arms

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Quick tips to do side steps with arms correctly.

  • Aim to maintain a steady pace as you step from side to side
  • Start with a slow pace then increase the pace, then finally add in your arms
  • Keep your chest open and head straight (you are a whole QUEEN remember???) 🙂
  • Remember to keep your arms up don’t let them droop to the side
  • Bring your arms out as much as you can with each movement backwards
  • Keep your neck as straight as you can, only looking down to make sure your from is correct

Love Handles Workout for Writers Exercise 3: prisoner bends

prisoner bends exercise demo

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Quick tips to do prisoner bends correctly.

  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart to maintain stability while doing prisoner bends.
  • Engage your core by pulling your belly button in towards your spine. This helps maintain proper form and protects your lower back.
  • Keep your back straight and avoid rounding or arching it during the exercise. Imagine a straight line running from your head to your tailbone.
  • Maintain a relaxed and neutral position with your neck and shoulders. Avoid tensing up or shrugging your shoulders.
  • Bend your knees slightly and push your hips back and down.

Love Handles Workout for Writers Exercise 4: jumping jacks with low impact option

jumping jacks with low impact option exercise demo

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Quick tips to do jumping jacks with low impact option correctly.

  • Suck your belly in to keep your core engaged. Focus most of your effort on moving your legs
  • Move as quickly as you can once you have the movement down
  • Lock your eyes on a stationary object in front of you to help you maintain a straight back
  • For lower impact, focus on stepping your foot as fast as you can. No jumping needeed
  • Pay attention to creating a consistent pace. Don’t start too fast to the point of being unable to complete the round. A nice steady pace is best.

Love Handles Workout for Writers Exercise 5: oblique twist

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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 Writers

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 Writers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

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.

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 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 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 ♥

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Writers)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for writers 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 Writers 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: BEST love handles & belly fat workout \\ Snatch your waist!

Love Handles Workout for Writers (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Writers: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Writers-frankenstein walk exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Writers-side steps with arms exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Writers-prisoner bends exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Writers-jumping jacks with low impact option exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Writers-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. frankenstein walk
  2. side steps with arms
  3. prisoner bends
  4. jumping jacks with low impact option
  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. jumping jacks with low impact option
  3. prisoner bends
  4. side steps with arms
  5. frankenstein walk

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