3. Side Plank Bends Left and Right:

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your left side with your left elbow bent near the side of the chest.
  • Bend the lower leg at the knee, keeping the knee on the floor, then lift hips.
  • Once balanced, place the right hand behind the head with elbow bent.
  • Lift the knee of the top leg towards your top elbow and bend the upper body towards the knee at the same time.
  • Keep abs tight! Continue the movement, then repeat on the other side.

4. The Wood Chop:

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How to Do:

  • Start with your feet shoulder width apart, and your knees slightly bent.
  • With a weight in your hand, start with your arm across your body.
  • Holding the weight with both hands next to the opposite hip.
  • Bring your arm up and diagonally across your body.
  • This works the muscles on your sides where your love handles are.
  • Make sure you are using your core to move the weight, not just your arms.

5. Lying Leg Twist:

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your back with your arms stretched out to the sides, hands flat on your mat.
  • Lift legs and bend knees so that your calves are parallel to the floor and your thighs form a 90-degree angle with your torso.
  • Lower both legs together to one side so that your outer right thigh touches the ground on the right side, maintaining the 90-degree angle.
  • Return them to center and then lower to the other side so that your outer left thigh touches the ground.
  • Build up to 3 sets of 25 reps each.
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