8 Moves That Reduce your Side Fat Quickly

There’s nothing to love about the excess fat at the sides of your waistline. The muscles underneath that layer of fat are known as your obliques. Although their function is to rotate your torso, it’ll take more than torso rotations to get rid of the side fat. Reducing fat in one area of your body isn’t possible. Instead, focus on losing weight from your entire body, and as the fat reduces, so will the fat around your middle.’

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.

How To Do:

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

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.

How To Do:

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

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.

How To Do:

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

Dumbbell Side Bends:

How To Do:

  • Stand up straight while holding a dumbbell on the left hand as you have the right hand holding your waist.
  • Your feet should be placed at shoulder width. This will be your starting position.
  • While keeping your back straight and your head up, bend only at the waist to the right as far as possible.
  • Breathe in as you bend to the side. Then hold for a second and come back up to the starting position as you exhale.
  • Now repeat the movement but bending to the left instead. Hold for a second and come back to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions and then change hands.

Heel Touches:

How To Do:

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

Corkscrew:

Now before you give up just because of the name, this routine is actually pretty awesome as it involves you using the core of your stomach muscles in movement. It also helps to strengthen your arms, neck and shoulders.

How To Do:

  • Lay flat on your back with arms at your side.
  • Straighten your legs, squeeze them together and slowly lift them towards your head.
  • Be sure that your shoulders, arms, and head lie completely flat on the floor.
  • Do not lift them as you lift your legs, and your body and legs should be at about a 45 degree angle.
  • Slowly roll your spine, leaning your legs slightly to the right. Make sure your legs are squeezed together.
  • Move your legs back to the center without putting them on the floor.
  • Make the same lean to the left. Continue going from side to side.
  • Complete 10 reps, three sets, inhaling slowly and freezing for two seconds on each side.

Around the World Obliques:

How To Do:

  • 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 extend arms up straight above your head as far as you can. “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.
  • At the last second when you can’t reach any more, rotate toward the floor.
  • Twist your body back to face front, exhale and pull back up to center.

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