9 Moves to Blast Love Handles

Banish tricky love handles!

As you get ready to shed your layers of winter clothing in favor of swimsuits and tight tank tops, your love handles may be on your mind. How to target that tricky area?

Hitting our pesky love handles isn’t as hard as it seems. Where regular abs exercises only develop the top and lower abs, these exercises will strengthen, tone, and burn fat off your obliques to help reveal all of the extra muscle underneath. This love handle workout will help to slim your back straight down to your waist and butt, with no extra fat allowed.

Equipment Needed: 1 medium dumbbell (8-12lbs), yoga mat, interval timer (Gymboss is a free app download)

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, alternating sides as needed before moving on to the next exercise. Rest 1 minute after each round. Perform this workout 3 times a week on non-consecutive days.

Beginner’s Level: 1 rounds
Intermediate Level: 2 rounds
Advanced Level: 3 rounds


1. Russian Twist
2. Bird Dog L/R
3. Double Crunch + Leg Spread
4. Plank Hip Dip
5. Around the World
6. Side Plank with Reach Through Twist L/R
7. Woodchop L/R
8. Grasshopper
9. Bicycle

Russian Twist

Bird Dog

Double Crunch + Leg Spread

Plank Hip Dip

Around the World

Side Plank with Reach Through Twist




Have your slim side lead right into a curvy read and thighs with these exercises:
5 Moves to Get a Bubble Butt
Killer Legs and Butt Workout
7 Types of Squats for a Better Butt

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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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    1. Rose, Hmmmm…Everyone is different and results will depend on numerous factors. The best way to get results in record time, follow the instructions and eat a healthy/clean diet. 🙂

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