People love to hate muffin tops and love handles; that’s just the way it is. They can be hard to get rid of, especially if you aren’t doing the right exercises. It is very desirable to have a toned midsection, and you need to do a combination of different workouts in order to make that goal a reality.
It is near impossible to reduce fat in one small area of the body. You typically lose weight from a general area or several areas in the body. A person with one body type may lose fat around the middle quicker than someone with a different body type. It is all about finding a regimen that works for you.
To help you get rid of side fat, we have a great exercise routine that works to tone your abdominal obliques, the muscles under the fat. Don’t rely solely on this routine to get rid of side fat. It is beneficial for you to consistently do cardiovascular exercises to lessen the fat around your midsection.
Side Plank Hip Dips:
This exercise helps to strengthen your core and really works your obliques. It is best to do these on a yoga mat or cushioned surface so that you aren’t putting stress on your elbow. Complete 15 reps on each side for three sets. See the video below for instructions.
Side Bend With Dumbbells:
It is very easy to do this exercise incorrectly. You want to ensure that you are targeting the right muscle groups, so make sure that your movements are controlled. Do 12 reps on each side for three sets. See the video below for instructions.
One of the best things you can do to strengthen your sides is to hold the contraction for one second at the eccentric portion of the exercise. Do 15 of these crunches on each side for three sets. See the video below for instructions.
This is a very easy oblique exercise. If you are ever lying on the ground and want to get a quick workout in, these will be your go-to! See the video below for instructions.
You don’t want to rush this exercise, especially if you have a sensitive back. This exercise really tones your entire midsection. When you twist to either you side, that is when you feel the burn in your obliques! See the video below for instructions.
This is one of the best exercises to target the obliques. This exercise works on strengthening your core, while simultaneously increasing mobility in the hips and lower back. See the video below for instructions.
You can do this exercise routine once or twice a day. This workout will help you strengthen your obliques, but it is integral for you to also do cardio to help get rid of side fat. Let us know how you liked the workout in the comments below.