5 Most Effective Exercises To Remove Lateral Fat

In general, sagging around the waist and sides is directly associated with total body fat: the more fat you have, the more it accumulates around the center.

Abdominal flaccidity is unhealthy, as well as annoying. It can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, strokes, type 2 diabetes, etc. This article will show you some exercises to attack lateral fat. So go for them!

Side plank

  • First of all, you should lie on your right side with your legs extended and your feet and hips resting on the floor.
  • Next, your right elbow should be directly under your shoulder, as per the illustration, then contract your core muscles and lift your hips and knees off the floor.
  • You have to hold on as long as you can. And then return to the starting position. Then do the other side and repeat.


  • You will need a medicine ball (as in the image) or dumbbells.
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart with your weight on your left leg.
  • First, start by holding the dumbbell in both hands next to your left shoulder, then rotate to cut toward your right hip.
  • Next, let your feet and knees pivot with the twist, lift the weight back toward your left shoulder, and repeat for 20 reps.
  • Do 20 reps on each side.

Heel touches

  • First, you have to lie on the ground. With arms extended to the sides of the body.
  • Then bend your legs putting them at a 90-degree angle.
  • Then touch the ground with the tip of the left foot and return to the starting position. Then do the same with the other foot. That’s a repeat.
  • You must repeat it between 15 and 25 times.

Plank Up-Downs

  • Begin this exercise with a full plank.
  • you have to put the right forearm on the mat and then the left, reaching a plank with the elbow.
  • Then put your right hand on the mat, and straighten your right elbow.
  • Do the same with your left arm to return to a full plank.
  • Do 10 repetitions.

Medicine Ball Russian Twists

  • You will need a medicine ball (as in the image) or dumbbells.
  • Sit on the floor, lift your feet off the ground and lean back slightly. It’s about keeping your balance in that position.
  • With your arms extended in front of you, twist to one side of your body and then the other.
  • A complete turn is a turn to the left, plus a turn to the right.
  • To make it more complicated you can do it with a medicine ball.
  • Repeat this exercise 10 times.