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Banish Love Handles: Side Bridge

We may not be able to spot reduce love handles, but we can certainly tone them. Side Bridges are an effective oblique exercise to help banish love handles and get you ready for bikini time. The internal and external obliques are both abdominal muscles on the sides of the torso and this exercise will tone them both. Here's how to do a Side Bridge.

  1. Start sitting on your left side with legs almost straight and right leg crossed in front of the left leg. Inhale to prepare.
  2. Exhale, pull your abs to your spine and lift your pelvis off the floor, coming into a side plank. Really lift your bottom waist up. Pull your shoulder blade down your back so your shoulder stays away from your ear (this will work your lat too).
  3. Hold for five seconds. Lower your pelvis back to floor slowly and with control. Repeat a total of 10 times on each side. Do two sets.

Fit's Tip: This is a variation of the Mermaid exercise from the Pilates method. You will get a nice stretch for the side of your torso as you lower your pelvis back to the floor; it's a nice bonus.

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