5 Effective Exercises to Reduce Side Bulges


You might be tired of the excess fat that sits at the sides of the waist. It looks very unappealing and becomes very hard to deal with. Even after vigorous exercising, you are not able to reduce your side bulges. To get rid of fat from the sides you need to exercise regularly and make some necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. You must do exercises that target those specific muscles in order to lose fat from sides. Most of you are not aware of the exercises that help in reducing fat from the sides. Here are five exercises that can help you get rid of those side bulges. These are simple exercises which will not only reduce side fat but as well as tone your body. 

Dumbbell side bend

For this exercise grab a dumbbell in each hand. Stand straight with your feet apart. Raise your right hand upwards and now bend your waist towards left as low as you can. This will stretch your muscles from the sides. Now straighten up and relax for few seconds and repeat the same for the right side. Repeat this ten times for each side.

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Leg Lifts

Lie on your bank on a flat surface. Place your arms at your both sides with palms facing down. Now lift your both legs up together to form a sixty-degree angle. Hold for few seconds and later bring them back. Keep your legs straight all the time. Repeat this exercise 15 times.

Triangle pose

Stand straight on the floor and keep your feet 4 to 5 feet apart and arms extended at your sides. Now bend on your left side and place your left hand next to your left foot. Raise your right hand upwards towards the ceiling. Now move your neck and look at your right hand. Hold this pose for few seconds and go back to the starting position. Now repeat the same for the right side. Do at least 7 repetitions for each side. To increase the effect of this exercise you can also hold a dumbbell in your hands.

Oblique crunch

Oblique crunch targets side muscles and help in reducing side fat effectively. To do oblique crunch lie on your back and lift your legs with bent knees. Place your both hands behind your head. Now try to touch your left elbow to your right knee and right elbow to your left knee by lifting your torso. Repeat this 10 times for each side.

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Starfish pose

It is a variation of side plank which reduces side fat. First get in side plank position, once you are properly balanced stack one foot on top of the other and raise your arm upwards. Now lift the leg on the top upwards. Hold this pose for a while and then return to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 15 times for each side.

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