How to get rid of love handles is a question many of us ask. We all have parts of our body that we favor the least. No one wants a muffin top, and luckily there are things you can do about it. You can start with smart exercising. By smart exercising I mean by mixing different training styles for maximum results and not just toning exercises for the obliques all day long!
Unfortunately you cannot spot reduce fat. You cannot not spot gain weight either. With that said we have to focus on burning overall body fat. There are different exercises that can be done to minimize the muffin top. It’s important to incorporate HIIT, cardio, strength training, and abs toning exercises. I see many people just do exercises for that specific area they want to see most results in. That can be very dangerous. Say you really want to get rid of your muffin top and all you do everyday is cardio and abs exercises for the obliques. This is not smart training because you’re only wearing your oblique muscles down by repeating the same types of exercises. It’s never a good idea to workout the same muscle groups day after day. Although cardio is great at calorie burning DURING the workout, it’s not great at burning fat AFTER the workout. That’s where HIIT and strength training come into play. Those are great at burning fat and building lean muscle both during and after the workout is done! This way you get safer and faster results.
This cardio workout is great at burning fat and really gives those obliques a good burn, that you’ll definitely feel the next day. You’ll find some of the exercises a little harder than my other cardio workouts. We’re doing them in longer durations for maximum fat burn.
How many times should you do this routine: I suggest 3 times a week along with HIIT, strength abs/pilates workouts.
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We have 6 groups of 2 different exercises to go through 45 seconds on and 10 seconds off. Warm up is included but there’s no cool down and stretch so be sure to search for one of my yoga stretching routines afterwards.
- Double knee oblique twist
- Single leg deadlift pulses (do 3 pulses at the top)
- Oblique twist squat jump
- Ski squat + front leg raise
- Switch foot side jumps
- Walk down + arm up and downs
- Jumping jack + side leg tab
- Plank walks
- Twisting plank dips (do 1 side per interval)
- Burpee leg cross
- Single leg deadlift hops (do 1 leg per interval)
- 1 Jumping jack + 1 jumping oblique twist
I’d love to hear back from you. What did you think of this workout? Take a minute to celebrate the unique beauty of your body. Which of your “imperfections” do you love the most and why? For me it’s my love handles. I used to absolutely hate them, but when I realized that no matter how much weight I lost they’d still be there (more or less visible). I realized that that’s what makes me unique.
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