8 Effective Exercises That Reduce Your Side Fat

Side Crunch:

How to Do:

  • Lie on your right side with your legs extended.
  • Cross your right arm across your waist, and place your right hand on your left side.
  • Bring your left fingertips behind your ear, with your elbow pointed toward the ceiling.

Heel Touches:

How To Do:

  • Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your arms by your sides.
  • Crunch up by raising your chest towards the ceiling.
  • From here, reach for your right heel with your right hand.
  • Then reach for your left for your left heel with your left hand.
  • Continue alternating for a total of 15 reps per side.

Russian Twists:

  • Start seated with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, holding one dumbbell with both hands in front of chest. Keeping the spine long and the abdominals tight, lean back slightly and lift the feet a few inches off the floor. (To modify, keep the feet on the floor.)
  • Slowly twist the torso to the left and bring the dumbbell beside the left hip. Return to center, and then slowly twist to the right and bring the weight beside the right hip to complete one rotation.

Oblique V-Up:

Oblique V Up is an effective exercise for targeting the oblique muscles. It also engages the rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis muscles as well as the hips and lower back. Oblique V Up will develop stability, mobility and flexibility in the hip and trunk. This is especially important in physical activities that require you to maintain a rigid torso position such as sprinting.

How To Do:

  • Lie on your side with your legs extended and your left arm resting in front of you.
  • Prop up your upper body with your right forearm against the floor.
  • Raise your legs about 4-6 inches off the ground.
  • But don’t raise your upper body to meet this movement.
  • Focus on your obliques as you raise your legs. Hold for 15-30 seconds.
  • Switch sides and repeat for 4 reps total.

Rotating T Extension:

Beginning in a plank position, have your legs straightened, toes touching the hands placed palm down. Starting with your right arm, twist your torso over to the right side and place your left foot on top of your right. Pause with your right arm extended toward the celling and then return to the beginning plank, repeating for 10 to 15 reps and then once again switching sides.

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