Love Handle Exercises for Women

Every woman who has love handles, literally hates the sight of them, but it is not all bad – it is possible to trim and tone those areas with love handle exercises for women.

A lot of you want to know how to get rid of love handles, so first and foremost you get rid of your love handles by eating   a clean diet, removing all added sugars if possible, not eating refined carbs and not drinking all that alcohol. Besides that, there are a few ab moves you can do to help tone up your mid section: these are my love handle exercises for women.

Here are a few of our love handle reducing moves:

The Side or Oblique Plank

When you do the traditional plank, you are getting a good ab workout, but when you turn to the sides to do a side plank, you are really focusing in on your oblique muscles.

A great version of the plank as an all round fab love handle remover is to start by grabbing a mat, get into position by supporting your body with one hand beneath you, and your upper arm pointing directly up above you, with your feet together, one on top of the other – see image 1.

love handle exercises for women - side plank
love handle exercises for women - side plank - image 1

Then reach underneath you (image 2) and come back up to start position (image 1).

love handle exercises for women - side plank
love handle exercises for women - side plank - image 2

 If this is slightly too hard for you, you can put one foot out in front of the other for a little more support (image 3). 

love handle exercises for women - side plank
love handle exercises for women - side plank - image 3

As before, lift your upper arm above you, then reach under and behind (image 4).

love handle exercises for women - side plank
love handle exercises for women - side plank - image 4

Try to do 12 – 15 repetitions if you can, and then repeat on the other side.

If you are able, it would be good if you could work up to three sets of each of these amazing love handle exercises for women. 

V Twist

Sit in the V position on your mat, with your feet raised up in the air (see image 5). 

V twist start position
love handle exercises for women - V twist moving hands side to side - image 5

If you have a medicine ball you can use that, if not, just hold your hands together in front of you, and move them repeatedly from side to side (images 6 & 7).

V twist moving hands side to side
love handle exercises for women - V twist moving hands side to side - image 6
love handle exercises for women - V twist moving hands side to side
love handle exercises for women - V twist moving hands side to side - image 7

Alternating Heel Reach

Start by lying down with your feet flat on the floor, hip width apart, your knees up (image 8). Lift your upper body slightly, extend your arms down by your sides, and reach down to your heels with one hand at a time, alternating from one side to the other (image 9). Try to do 30 at a time –  15 to each side. 

heel reach - start position - image 8
heel reach - start position - image 8
heel reach - image 9
heel reach - image 9
heel reach - image 10
heel reach - image 10

So, there you have three awesome love handle exercises for women, but remember, your abs are made in the kitchen!