The love handle area along your sides above your waist is a tough area to target. Fitness experts say that unless you play tennis, the internal and external obliques - the two muscle pairs that help you twist and turn - are largely unused in daily life. The result? Love handles. These two exercises will help you tighten your waist and get you on your way to a smooth silhouette. To see results, do each exercise two or three days a week, taking a day of rest between workouts.