You’ve tried sit-ups, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat. on your sides. Sound familiar? It might be time to change up your gym routine.—or start a new one.Commonly called “love handles.,”that belly fat collecting around your torso is a key indicator of poor overall health. This workout is effective because it’s fast paced and designed to target both the rectus abdominals and the transverse abdominals.