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Workout for Love Handles (+ Easy Workout Video) ✨

You ready? Here’s a fabulous workout for love handles!

Are you tired of struggling with stubborn love handles?

Do you avoid wearing your favorite clothes because of the fear of a muffin top?

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your body every time you step outside?

You’re not alone.

Love handles are one of the most persistent problem areas for women (and men too tbh).

Traditional ab workouts just don’t seem to cut it, and who has time to spend hours on the floor doing crunches and sit-ups?

Plus, let’s be real – those exercises can be uncomfortable and even painful.

But what if there was a solution?

What if you could say goodbye to those pesky love handles without ever having to do a single sit-up?

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But there’s good news!

Koboko Fitness love handles workouts are specifically designed to target those tricky areas that most workouts miss.

All exercises are standing-only, so you never have to worry about uncomfortable floor exercises.

When combined with my belly fat workouts, it can help you sculpt a stronger, tighter midsection.

It’s time to get the ultimate strong and confident body you’ve always dreamed of and truly deserve.

See, those love handles don’t stand a chance.

Time to say hello to a confident you!

Workout for Love Handles: Who this Workout is For

This love handles workout is great for any woman that wants to reduce excess fat around the waist.

And also tone and slim the midsection area.

This area is also referred to as a muffin top sometimes.

Though not my favorite description for the beauty that is the human body, I’m here to help as best I can.

A potent combination is this love handles workout and this belly fat workout.

Workout for Love Handles: 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

Workout for Love Handles Exercise 1: star step with modification

star step with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do star step with modification correctly.

  • If this is your first time doing star steps, do the variation on the right. The variation of the exercise shown on the left is higher intensity than the one on the right.
  • As you perform the star step movement, focus on stepping out as wide to the side as you can with the stepping foot.
  • Keep your movements controlled and avoid rushing or using momentum. Focus on balance and stability as you step and reach.
  • Make sure the foot staying on the ground is firmly planted – avoid standing on tiptoes for this exercise.
  • Maintain a soft and relaxed landing as you step out to the side. Try to avoid slamming your foot down into the ground.

Workout for Love Handles Exercise 2: knee catches with low impact modification

knee catches with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee catches with low impact modification correctly.

  • Make sure you balance properly on your feet; avoiding standing flat-footed
  • Keep your arms at around waist level
  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart when doing knee catches
  • Maintain a straight back and keep your eyes facing forward Relax your neck and shoulders as much as possible there is no need to hold any tension in these areas as you move your legs As you lift each knee, be sure to shift your weight to balance your body properly

Workout for Love Handles Exercise 3: 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

Workout for Love Handles Exercise 4: burpees

burpees exercise demo

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Quick tips to do burpees correctly.

  • Start slowly and build up intensity over time
  • Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise
  • Use your arms to support your body as you approach the floor Focus on engaging your butt as you jump at the top of the exercise
  • Land softly each time you transition into and out of the burpee.
  • Remember to breathe 🙂

Workout for Love Handles Exercise 5: side crunch with modification

side crunch with modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side crunch with modification correctly.

3 Workout for Love Handles Tips & Advice

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.

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.

Workout for Love Handles 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 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.

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? 😃

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!

What are love handles?

Love handles, also known as muffin tops, are excess pockets of fat that sit right at the sides of the waist.

They are called love handles because when a loved one puts their hand around the waist, they can usually feel the fat deposit rolls on the waist.

It surprises me that we have turned a loving gesture (a loved one holding our waist) into a source of insecurity (omg! they can feel the fat rolls there).

But I’m not here to judge. I’m only here to help.

Love handles are extra frustrating for people that want a more toned and sculpted midsection.

Those that want an hourglass figure.

And anyone that is worried about their loved ones feeling bumps or rolls while holding their waist.

Love handles can be stubborn and difficult to get rid of.

But it is actually very possible to get rid of love handles completely.

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 (Workout for Love Handles)

There are two workout options for workout for love handles 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.

Workout for Love Handles 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!

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Workout for Love Handles (Option 2):

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

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Workout for Love Handles: Workout Outline

⏩⏩ swipe right to see the next move

  • Workout for Love Handles-star step with modification exercise
  • Workout for Love Handles-knee catches with low impact modification exercise
  • Workout for Love Handles-frankenstein walk exercise
  • Workout for Love Handles-burpees exercise
  • Workout for Love Handles-side crunch with modification 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. star step with modification
  2. knee catches with low impact modification
  3. frankenstein walk
  4. burpees
  5. side crunch 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. side crunch with modification
  2. burpees
  3. frankenstein walk
  4. knee catches with low impact modification
  5. star step with modification

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