In general, the flab around the waist and sides is directly associated with the overall body fat – the more fat you have, the more it accumulates around the middle. The abdominal flab is unhealthy, as much as it’s annoying. It can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, etc. In this article, we’ll show you couple exercises to target the side fat. So, lets get it done!


Side bridge
side bridge exercise progressions

Lie down on the side. Now, support your upper body with the left elbow, place the right one on the hips, and extend your legs. Then, lift your hips off the floor. Pause at the top, and slowly get back to the floor. You can do 10-20 reps on each side.

Around the world obliques

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Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart. Turn your toes out just a little bit, and keep your tailbone tucked. With a light weight (5 pounds top), extend your arms straight up above your head as far as you can. Then, bend from the hips and rich your body sideways. and reach as much as you can. Keep your hips and shoulder square forward. When you can’t reach anymore, rotate toward the floor, relax, and get back to the starting position. You can do 5 reps on each side.

Heel Touches

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Lie on your back, feet flat on the ground, arms by your sides. Crunch up by raising your chest. Now, reach the right heel with the right hand, and then the left heel with the left hand. Do around 15 reps on each side.

Plank Up-Downs

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Push-up position will be the starting position for this exercise. Keep your arms straight beneath the shoulders. Pull your abs in and squeeze your butt. Now, lower your left arm to get in a plank position, and then the right one. Now get the left arm back in a push-up position, and then the right one. Make sure you keep your core tight. Do up to 10 on each side for start.

Standing Trunk Twist

Stand with your knees slightly bent, feet at shoulder width apart. Now, throw your arms in front of you as you are about to push something. Twist your torso to the left, till your face and hands are facing the opposite direction. Move back and twist to the right. Make sure your arms punch in the air at all times. Do 10-15 reps on each side. When you feel more advanced, you can start using some weight.

If you’re satisfied with the result from these exercises, share with your friends to help out.