We lovingly refer to them as love handles but they really are just unwanted flabs of fat that build up on the sides of your torso as you gain unwanted weight. These bits of fat are some of the toughest to lose. You can train your core all you want but these portions of fat don’t shed easily.
In order to lose your love handles, you have to cross-train your core rigorously. If you’re focused on shedding inches off your waist then you should be familiar with exercises that not just target your core specifically but also use your oblique muscles (the muscles on the side of your torso). Cross-training involves reaching out to the sides of your torso and working out your oblique muscles.