Love handles are a hard body fat to lose, but with these total body strength training & cardio workouts, and a healthy diet, you can lower overall body fat and lose it for good.
- 45 Minute Total Body Toning + Abs Workout Video
The exercises below also target the core muscles; specifically the obliques, lower back, and abdominals. Firming these particular muscles can help tighten up muscles in this specific area. These exercises combined with a proper diet, and possibly a reduction in caloric intake, can make a significant difference in your body composition.
Here are the best exercises for obliques, all woven together to form the most effective toning workout possible.
How to do this workout
Before you start any routine, make sure that your muscles are warmed up by doing between 10 and 15 minutes of cardio. Once you’re ready, jump into this routine by completing the indicated number of repetitions for each move. Do the entire routine 2-3 times through. If you need to rest, do so briefly before jumping right back into the motion to complete the repetitions.
1 Minute Jumping Oblique Twist
15 Scissored Crunches
15 Reclined Oblique Twists (Alternating)
15 Pilates Kneeling Side Leg Raise
3 Rounds of Plank Extensions (a 10 second hold on each limb is one rep)
15 Pilates Back Bows
Cool Down and Stretch
Do this entire program at least twice through, but three times for the best toning results. Do this routine 3 to 4 times a week, along with 30 minutes of a cardio workout to help get rid of excess body fat faster.
Note: It’s impossible to spot reduce certain body parts. If you want to reduce trouble zones, you will need to decrease overall body fat and lose any extra weight that you might be carrying. These exercises will help tone the midsection, obliques, and lower back, but a moderate diet, total body strength training and sufficient cardio are most important.