What’s to love about “love handles”?

Despite their cute name, love handles aren’t exactly something people love to have. Having love handles often mean you have extra fat hanging around your body and you know they don’t look or feel good. It’s also not exclusive to people who are overweight. Even those stick-thin friends of yours could have love handles which would appear once they sit down.

It’s also unfair how women are more susceptible to love handles than men! Good thing you’re reading this article because we feature 12 of the best exercises out there to finally rid yourself of those annoying love handles! Get ready to sweat, ladies!

1. Mountain Climbers


How to do it:

  • Get to the start of a push-up. Your neck, back, butt, and legs must trace a straight line. The spine must always be neutral.
  • Tighten your core and butt.
  • Lift one foot off the ground and drive the knee towards your chest. Tap the ground with the foot and go back to starting position.
  • Do the same with other leg.
  • Repeat as many as possible in under 10 minutes. If the form starts to break, stop.

2. Lift and Twist Crunch

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How to do it:

  • On a yoga mat or floor, lie on your back and bring the hands behind the neck.
  • Lift the head and twist your upper body to one side and bring your elbows to the opposite knee.
  • Inhale and lower back to starting position. You can begin to extend one leg out as you continue.
  • Alternate with each leg and each side.

3. Scissor Kicks


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How to do it:

  • Lie on your back, put the hands under the butt and keep the back straight against the floor or mat.
  • Raise one leg off the floor and lower it back slowly.
  • Simultaneously lift up the other leg.

4. Spiderman Pushup

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How to do it:

  • Start with the standard push-up stance.
  • As you do a normal push-up, lift on leg off the floor, swing it to the right side, bending the knee.
  • Try to touch the elbow with the knee or as close as possible.
  • Reverse the motion then push upwards to first position.
  • Repeat with the other leg.
  • Do 5 per leg per set. The key here is to keep the core and butt tight.

5. Bodyweight Squats

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How to do it:

  • Stand straight with feet hip-width apart. Toes point out.
  • Squat down, pressing the weight of your body down towards your heels.
  • Then drive back up.
  • Squeeze your butt, tighten your core, and maintain a straight back throughout the exercise.

6. Burpees

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How to do it:

  • First, start by standing with proper posture. Your feet has to be shoulder-width apart.
  • Now lower yourself until your palms are touch the ground, about shoulder-width apart. The palms have to be flat on the floor.
  • Kick both your legs backward to get into the pushup position.
  • Do one push up then quickly reverse your legs back to the squat position and perform a jump to standing position.
  • That’s 1 rep.
  • Repeat as many as you can in under 10 minutes without slouching your back or dropping the pushup form.

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