Let’s be honest—those pesky love handles, muffin tops, or side fat, whatever you want to call them, are notorious troublemakers when it comes to achieving a toned midsection. But fear not, fitness enthusiasts, because in this blog post, we’re diving into a side-splitting (in a good way!) workout routine designed to target and obliterate those side fats.
The Side Plank
Lie on your side with your elbow directly under your shoulder. Lift your hips off the ground, forming a straight line from your head to your feet. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds or as long as you can, then switch sides.
Lie on your back with your hands behind your head and your knees bent. Lift your head, shoulders, and feet off the ground. Bring your left elbow and right knee towards each other while extending your left leg out. Repeat on the other side, simulating a bicycle pedaling motion. Aim for 15-20 reps on each side.
Sit on the floor with your knees bent, heels on the ground, and back at a 45-degree angle to the floor. Hold a weight or a heavy book with both hands in front of your chest. Twist your torso to the right, then to the left, tapping the weight on the ground beside your hip each time. Complete 15-20 twists on each side.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell or a medicine ball with both hands. Start with the weight above your right shoulder. Keeping your core engaged, twist your torso to the left and bring the weight down diagonally across your body to your left hip. Return to the starting position. Perform 15-20 reps on each side.
Dumbbell Side Bends
Stand up straight with a dumbbell in your right hand. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart. Slowly bend your torso to the right as far as you can, then return to the upright position. Perform 15-20 reps on each side.
Lie on your back with your arms by your sides and your legs straight. Lift your legs off the ground until they’re perpendicular to the floor. Lower your legs back down without letting them touch the ground. Aim for 15-20 reps.