Exercises to Reduce Love Handles Fat

By 23 December 2017

Exercises to Reduce Love Handles Fat

The term “love handles” is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, when it comes to the sections of fat on the sides and front of your belly, there’s no love lost. Love handles are zones of “stubborn fat,” the first place guys gain it and the last it disappears. And sometimes, even though you’ve logged hours on the elliptical and the abs station, it can feel damn near impossible to get those little pockets of flab off your body.

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Love handles those deposits of fat on the sides of the waist can be a challenge to get rid of. While exercises that work the muscles around the area will build muscle, they won’t target the fat there specifically. The only way to get rid of love handles is through an overall weight-loss program. How fast your love handles disappear once you lose weight depends a lot on genetics and body shape.


1. Single-Leg Cross Slide:




How to Do:


  • From a straight-arm plank position (with towel folded under feet).
  • Shift into a single-leg plank by bending left knee into chest and pressing inside of foot against inside of right knee.
  • Engage abs and bend right knee, sliding towel in, so that both knees come to the outside of left elbow.
  • Slide and extend right leg back out into single-leg plank. That’s one rep.
  • Do 10 reps on the right, and then repeat on the left.
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