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Stubborn Love Handles? 5 Exercises That Whittle Your Waist

Love handles tend to be one of those stubborn problem areas that just won’t seem to disappear, no matter how hard you work out. Skinny jeans are met with muffin-tops, and frustrations are met with exercises that just won’t do the trick. The problem is that even if you’re a slave to sit-ups and a worshiper of all things weight-loss, it can be difficult to nail down a routine that targets those pesky love handles to actually get the job done.

Get started with some exercises that scorch calories, then give these toning exercises a try.

1. Side plank

woman doing a side plank on a yoga mat

woman doing a side plank on a yoga mat Try these exercises for stubborn love handles. | iStock.com

You already know how beneficial planks can be: engaging your core, maximizing focus, and challenging stability. And the side plank, which delivers an even greater challenge, requires balancing on one forearm while your feet are stacked to keep the body in line. While in a side plank position, you also have the option of incorporating added difficulty by moving your arms or legs. A side plank puts you in a great position for experimenting with moves that work the muscles hiding under your love handles, so play around with different types of leg raises, alternating side variations, and more.

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