5 Best Moves to Get Rid of Side Fat

Time to bid those love handles goodbye!

5 Best Moves to Get Rid of Side Fat

Side fat always seems to overstay it’s welcome. Even dedicated fitness enthusiasts have a tricky time shedding those extra pounds around their sides! Oftentimes, ab exercises and routines fail to deliver the proper technique and pace instruction to help you eliminate this common problem area. Strategically designed to target this area and tone and tighten your sides, these 5 foolproof moves to get rid of side fat offer the expert guidance you need to wave buh-bye to those pesky love handles once and for all!

Your oblique muscles lay underneath that undesired layer of fat on your sides. In this routine, these 5 moves concentrate on your obliques, strengthening this muscle while burning fat. You might have tried targeting this area in the past, engaging in exercises like the standing side crunch or side v-ups. These movements certainly succeed in building muscle, but their slow-paced activity lacks cardio, and fails to give you that calorie burn you need to both tone and shed excess weight.

In order to burn through the fat and help accent your natural curves, the obliques are best developed by moves involving twisting or reaching across the body at a fast rate. Truth is, we can’t decide where our body burns fat, but by using isolated exercises, you help develop the area and build muscle that can help get you results. This routine offers you a fast paced, oblique-focused workout that we guarantee will build muscle and torch unwanted fat. And the best part? These moves call for zero equipment whatsoever, meaning you can perform this fabulous workout anytime, anywhere. Let’s get started!

5 Best Moves to Get Rid of Side Fat

get ri of side fat and build beautiful obliques

What you need: yoga mat or soft surface and an interval timer (free interval apps are available on your phone)

What to do: Perform the workout designated for your fitness level below.

Beginner Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with a 10 second rest in between. Perform 3 sets, resting 30 seconds between each.

Intermediate Workout: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with no rest in between. Perform 4 sets, resting 30 seconds between each.

Advanced Workout: Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with no rest in between. Perform 5 sets, resting 45 seconds between each.

Perform this workout three times a week to see the best results!


1. Alternating Toe Touch
2. Side Plank
3. Crossover Running Plank
4. Bicycle
5. Hip Dip Planks

Instructional Videos

Alternating Toe Touch

Side Plank

Crossover Running Plank


Hip Dip Planks

Exercise is never enough, especially when it comes to trying to get ride of side fat. Combine this workout with these flat belly tips and recipes:

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Trainer Clifford

Clifford is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a lover of all things health, fitness, personal development, and community. When he's not cycling, hiking, or exploring new food recipes, he works to help others achieve personal growth.

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