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9 Most Effective Side Fat Exercises That Can Help You Fit Into Smaller Clothes
9 Most Effective Side Fat Exercises That Can Help You Fit Into Smaller Clothes

Despite the fact that having love handles means there’s more of us to love, most people don’t like having them. Especially when summer is coming and those who have been dreaming of getting in shape this year are starting to transform the way they look on the outside.

How to lose stubborn side fat? How to get the body of your dreams easily? You could be working out for ages, but see no positive changes. Whether it’s for health reasons, to lessen the risk of disease,(1) or simply because you want your clothes to fit better – getting rid of side fat can be really tough. The worst part is that you could be wasting your time on the wrong approach.

 

Here are the best exercises that actually work and will help you reduce side fat in less than a month. Just do this live-time 5-minute workout with us daily, follow some simple rules, and you’ll be amazed at the result!

Exercises to Reduce Side Fat:

1. Side Bridge:

The side bridge is a good exercise to work the oblique muscles that lie beneath your side flab. Working and tightening these muscles will create a slimmer waistline. Lie on your right side on the floor or exercise mat.

Side Bridge
Side Bridge

How To Do:

  1. Support your upper body on your right elbow, place your left hand on your hips, stack and extend your legs.
  2. While exhaling, contract the muscles on the right side of your abdomen to lift your hips off the floor.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement then slowly lower back to the floor.
  4. Complete 10 to 20 repetitions then repeat the exercise with your left side.

2. Around the World Obliques:

Around the World Obliques
Around the World Obliques

How To Do:

  1. Stand with your legs wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out just a little bit, tailbone tucked. With a very light weight in your hands (5 pounds at most—or you can even hold a pillow—just to keep anchored so you don’t feel the move in your lower back) extend arms up straight above your head as far as you can.
  2. “It should really feel like a stretch,” says Stokes. Then, bend from the hips and reach your body as far as you can to the right, hips and shoulders square forward.
  3. At the last second when you can’t reach any more, rotate toward the floor.
  4. Twist your body back to face front, exhale and pull back up to center.

3. Mountain climbers:

Mountain climbers are one of the best exercises to help strengthen the core.

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How to do :

  1. Get into a plank position.
  2. Place hands shoulder-width apart, keeping your abs engaged and the back flat.
  3. Pull the right knee into your chest as far as possible.
  4. Pull it back and bring the left knee in.
  5. Keep alternating the movement with both knees.
  6. Repeat 20 times.

4. Heel Touches:

Heel Touches
Heel Touches

How To Do:

  1. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your arms by your sides.
  2. Crunch up by raising your chest towards the ceiling. From here, reach for your right heel with your right hand.
  3. Then reach for your left for your left heel with your left hand.
  4. Continue alternating for a total of 15 reps per side.

5. Plank Up-Downs:

This is an easy exercise. It will not only help you to get rid of love handles but also work on your upper body. It is also good for your arms. First, get into a plank position. Your arms should be straight just beneath your shoulders. Pull your abs in and squeeze your butt.

Plank Up-Downs
Plank Up-Downs

How To Do:

  1. Start with one arm and lower it down in plank position.
  2. Place the other arm after one arm is down.
  3. Move back to the fully extended plank by using one arm at a time.
  4. Keep your core tight.

6. Bicycle crunches:

Bicycle crunches are one of the best ab exercises.

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How to do:

  1. Lie on the floor and press your lower back to the ground, keeping the knees bent.
  2. Feet stay on the floor, hands placed behind your head.
  3. Raise your legs to about a 90-degree angle.
  4. Lift your head up and touch the right elbow to the left knee while pulling your knee up toward your head.
  5. Straighten the other leg and keep them both elevated higher than your hips.
  6. Rotate your torso so you can touch your elbow to the opposite knee as it comes up.
  7. Use your abdominal muscles to rotate your torso so that your elbow can reach your knee.
  8. Repeat 15 times on each side.

7. Standing Trunk Twist:

This exercise is very good for your obliques/love handles. All you need to do is to stand with your knees slightly bent and your feet should be at shoulder width. Throw your arms in front of you. Your palms should not be facing. It should look like you are about to push something.

Standing Trunk Twist
Standing Trunk Twist

How To Do:

  1. Twist your torso to the right till your face and your hands are facing the opposite direction.
  2. Twist towards the left side.
  3. Make sure your arms punch in the air.

8. Mermaid:

This Pilates move concentrates on your side muscles specifically. It is good for killing muffin tops and love handles and is an effective waist cincher.

Mermaid
Mermaid

How To Do:

  1. Lie down on your right side with your legs straight and feet stacked together.
  2. You can cross your ankles if it helps, but keep them together.
  3. Also, keep your legs slightly forward so that you rest on your bum cheek and not on your hip.
  4. Lift your legs up as high as you can and lower them back down.
  5. Do 15 reps.

9. Dumbbell Side Bend:

Dumbbell side bend is just an advanced version of your side bend stretching exercise. It is a killer move that can annihilate your side fat with all the grace of a ballerina.

Dumbbell Side Bend
Dumbbell Side Bend( image Shutterstock)

How To Do:

  1. Grab a dumbbell in each hand and stand with your feet hip width apart.
  2. Bend from your waist to your left side as low as you can and at the same time sweep your arms in an arch
  3. overhead as you bend.
  4. Straighten up and repeat on the other side.
  5. Keep alternating and do 20 reps.

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