7 exercises to lose those love handles at home

Are you searching for effective exercises to lose love handles? If you say “yes”, we are happy to help you with this problem. Furthermore, we have prepared eight effective exercises you can perform at home. There is no need to go to the gym after a hard working day. You can easily perform these exercises at home gradually following your goal.

To get a great result you should combine your workout exercises with proper nutrition. You need to eat well-balanced meals that are full of vegetables, protein and a few complex carbs. Do not forget to drink more water to keep your body hydrated.

Also you should definitely add a cardio workout to your daily routine. Some forms of cardio such as stair climbing, walking and running uphill will help you to lose love handles and also tighten your body.

Are you ready to perform these magic exercises? Of course yes, honey! Wear a sports uniform to make trainings more comfortable and turn on your favorite dance music! Scroll down to see our 8 effective exercises. Let’s do it!

#1. Burpee

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Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart and hands by your sides. This is the start position.

In one smooth motion, squat down and place your hands palms down on the floor in front of your feet.

Lean forward, so your weight is on your hands, at the same time jumping your legs out behind you until they are fully extended. Your body should form a straight line with your weight supported on your toes and the balls of your feet and your arms fully extended. (In a push up position)

Jump your feet out by spreading your legs, so that they are wider than hip width apart, then immediately jump them back together.

Complete 1 full push up.

Jump your feet forward to just behind your hands.

Use an explosive motion to push through your heels and return to the start postion.


#2. Pilates Swimming

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1. Lie on your belly with your arms and legs fully extended.
2. Raise both arms and legs off the mat and lift your head and chest.
3. Flutter your arms and legs and keep alternating sides for the entire duration of the set.

Keep your arms and legs fully extended, maintain a neutral spine and elongate your body. Breathe slowly, pull your abs in, keep your core muscles tight and maintain your hips and upper body stable.

The pilates swimming strengthens your back muscles and improves your posture, mobility, and stability. This exercise challenges the core and engages the deep abdominal muscles helping you improve body alignment.

#3. Knee to elbow Crunch

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Lie flat on an exercise mat on the floor keeping your lower back straight with no arching of your spine and with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

Place your hands lightly on the sides of your head.

Curl your torso upwards so your shoulders are slightly raised off the floor..

Raise your knees until your thighs are at a right angle to the floor and your calves are parallel to the floor. This is the start position.

Slowly move your legs in a pedaling action as if you are riding a bicycle.

As you do so, exhale and bring your opposing elbow close to each knee by crunching to one side. Left elbow to right knee. Right elbow to left knee.

After each crunch, return to the start position inhaling as you do so.

Without pausing, repeat the movement to the other side.

Repeat without pausing for the desired number of repetitions to each side.

#4. Crunch to bent knees

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Lie on your back with feet flat on the floor, knees bent and hands placed lightly behind your ears.

Contract your abdominals by pulling your belly button into your spine and eliminating any space between your lower back and the floor.

With your chin lifted (as if you have a ball between your chin and your neck), raise your shoulders off the floor  while keeping your abdominals contracted.

Hold for one second and lower back to start position.

#5. Bicycle

1. Lie on your back, lift your shoulders off the mat and raise both legs.
2. Bring one knee and the opposing elbow close to each other by crunching to one side, and fully extend the other leg.
3. Return to the starting position and then crunch to the opposite side.
4. Repeat until the set is complete.

When doing bicycle crunches, engage your core muscles, open the elbows and keep your neck relaxed. Breathe out as you crunch, keep your shoulder blades off the mat and maintain a steady rhythm throughout the entire exercise.

Adding bicycle crunches to your workout routine helps to increase core strength, slims down your waist and improves your stability and flexibility. This exercise works your abs and obliques and because it keeps your body moving constantly, boosts your heart rate and burns even more calories.

#6. Crunches

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Lie flat on your back with your feet flat on the ground, with your knees bent at 90 degrees. Alternatively, you can place your feet up on a bench a few inches apart with your toes turned inwards and touching.

Place your hands lightly on either side of your head.

Keep your elbows in  so that they are parallel to your body.

Push your back down flat into the floor to isolate your abdominal muscles.

Gently curl your shoulders forward and up off the floor.

Continue to push down into the floor with your lower back.

Raise your shoulders about four to six inches only.

Hold and squeeze your abdominal muscles for a count of one.

Return to the start position in a smooth movement.

#7. Side Plank

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Lie on your side on an exercise mat.

Fully extend your legs with one resting on top of the other.

Fully extend the top arm down the side of your body.

Bend the arm at floor level to 90 degrees. Your upper arm should be parallel to your body, while your forearm is at 90 degrees. This is the start position.

Lift your body off the ground and balance on your forearm and the side of your foot, while keeping your body in a straight line.

Contract your abdominal muscles and relax your shoulders.

Continue breathing throughout the whole exercise.

Hold this position for as long as you can.

Relax and change sides.