5 Exercises To Target 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. Perform 10 Reps.
- Side plank lifts
Begin in standard plank position. With your abs engaged, rotate your right shoulder and hip up toward the ceiling in one fluid movement, twisting your feet so that the inside of your right foot and the outside of your left foot rest on the floor. Extend your arm so that it’s pointing toward the ceiling. Return to the starting position. Perform 10 Reps
- Box jumps
Targeting your love handles means incorporating some cardio into your workout. All you will need is a box and a whole lot of dedication. Jump up on the box and hold the squatting position. Release and step down. Repeat. This gets the blood flowing for a great workout.Perform 15 Reps
- 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 Perform 30 reps.
- Jumping burpee
Burpees are miraculous exercise to burn extra calories and make you stronger. Position your feet about hip-width apart and squat to the floor, placing your hands on the floor in front of you. Now jump the feet out and come to a pushup position, on the hands and toes with the body in a straight line. Then, return to start position, by jumping the feet back. Perform 20 reps.