5 Of The Best Exercises For Love Handles
Even when you work out and eat right, love handles can still be a problem area. The truth is, there is no quick fix when it comes to managing excess abdominal fat. It really is a combination process that takes time and effort. However, with the right approach you are sure to get the results you are after!
It can certainly be discouraging to give your blood, sweat, and tears to a workout plan only to discover that your love handles aren’t budging.
However, what if we told you there was a better way to go about it? The trick is to do targeted workouts–exercises that key in on blasting fat from your midsection. Here are a few exercises that are proven to work.
- Russian twists
Sit down on the floor lift your legs off the ground ( if you are having a hard time keeping your feet off the floor you may place your heels on the floor). Interlock your hands and twist from one side to the other. Make sure you look at your hands when they are going from one side to the other.Do this for 10 times. (1)
- Side plank
Start in a forearm plank position and make sure your elbows are aligned below the shoulders and arms parallel to the body at a shoulder-width distance. Clasp your hands together and engage your inner thighs for an extra workout. Raise your hips so your body forms a line from head to heels. Lower your hips to either side, starting with the left side then on the right side as well.
- Box jumps
Stand on a scale, which shouldn’t be higher than your knees. Lift your arms and bend them to your sides so that your hands are at the height of your shoulders. Spread your legs wide in a hip-width and bend a little. Spread your arms and move them backwards. While you sway with your arms forwards, jump on the scale and remain with your knees bent. Afterwards, slowly step down. Make 2 series of 8 repetitions. If you are a beginner, then we advise you to make only 1 series.
- Bicycle crunches
Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Lift your knees to a 45 degree angle. Slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion with the legs. Alternately touching your elbows to the opposite knee twisting back and forth through the core, keep the elbows back rather than forward to the chest as this could strain the neck
- Jumping burpee
Similar to up-downs with a jump added into the motion, this is a full body exercise that targets your central part and also increases your stamina. After the first couple of sets, you should be able to the increase the speed of your motions. For optimal results, try to do them as fast as you can. Ideally, you should be doing 100 of these per day. The results will be inevitable in only a week.