Our Favorite At-Home Love Handle Workout

While a healthy diet, plenty of sleep, and some cardio are important too, our love handle workout can definitely help tone your obliques and slim your waist!

The following 5 exercises specifically target your love handles, and will definitely have you feeling the burn. (In a good way!)

Love handle workout instructions:

  • Go through each of the 5 exercises as instructed.
  • Rest for 1 minute, and then repeat the list two more times.
  • Do this workout 3 times per week for the best results.
  • Note: If you don’t have a medicine ball, a dumbbell or other weighted item will work!

1. Full Body Roll-Up: 12 Reps

Chris Freytag demonstrating a full body roll-up.
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How to do a full body roll-up:

  1. Start lying on the mat with your arms extended overhead, legs long, and feet flexed.
  2. Inhale as you lift arms up and begin curling your chin and chest forward. Exhale as you roll the entire torso up and over your legs, keeping abs engaged while you reach for your toes.
  3. Inhale as you begin rolling your spine back down one vertebra at a time, and exhale as the upper portion of the back lowers and arms reach overhead.  
  4. Repeat moving slowly, using the abdominals to lift and lower (not momentum).
  5. Complete 12 reps.

2. Russian Twist: 12 Full Rotations (24 Twists)

Chris Freytag demonstrating russian twists with a small dumbbell.
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How to do Russian twists:

  1. Start seated with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, holding both hands in front of your chest (a dumbbell is optional).
  2. Keeping the spine long and the abdominals tight, lean back slightly and lift the feet a few inches off the floor. (To modify, keep the feet on the floor.)
  3. Slowly twist the torso to the left and bring the hands beside the left hip. Return to center, slowly twist to the right, and bring the hands beside the right hip to complete one rotation.
  4. Do 12 rotations (24 twists total).

3. Side Plank Lift and Lower: 12 Reps Per Side

Chris Freytag demonstrating a side plank lift and lower exercise.
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How to do a side plank lift and lower:

  1. Come into a side forearm plank by lying in one long line on one side, stacking your elbow under your shoulder, and keeping your forearm on the mat perpendicular to your body.
  2. Stack your feet and stay in one long line as you engage your core and lift your hips up, forming a side forearm plank.
  3. Dip your hips down towards the mat and lift back up using your obliques and core muscles.
  4. Perform 12 times on the right side and 12 times on the left side.

4. Swimmers: 30 Seconds

Chris Freytag demonstrating swimming

How to do swimmers:

  1. Lie on your stomach with your legs and arms extended. Engage your abs.
  2. Lift your arms and legs off the floor and keep your nose in a hover above the mat. Flutter your arms and legs like you’re swimming, moving from the hips and shoulders (not the knees and elbows).
  3. Inhale for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts.
  4. Continue for 30 seconds.

5. Oblique Crunch (With Long Legs): 12 Reps Per Side

Chris Freytag demonstrating an oblique crunch with long legs.
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  1. Start lying on your side in one long line on your forearm, with your shoulder stacked over your elbow.
  2. Swing your legs forward and lean back on your glutes slightly (like you’re sitting on the back pocket of your blue jeans) and lift your legs off the mat diagonally with your arm extended.
  3. Contract your core as you reach your toes up to your hand. Then lower your legs and lift your arm to return to start.
  4. Do 12 reps on each side.

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These strength training exercises are proven to get results for women over 50!

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With countless studies proving the health benefits of power walking, learning how to do it will keep you moving well into the future.

Power walking is one of the most maintainable workouts a person can add to their life, so if you haven’t tried it yet, how about starting now?

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Learn the different types and benefits of yoga, as well as guidance on how to get started and choose the practice that works best for you!

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