6 Best Exercises To Lose Love Handles Fast

What’s to love about “love handles”?

Despite their cute name, love handles aren’t exactly something people love to have. Having love handles often mean you have extra fat hanging around your body and you know they don’t look or feel good. It’s also not exclusive to people who are overweight. Even those stick-thin friends of yours could have love handles which would appear once they sit down.

It’s also unfair how women are more susceptible to love handles than men! Good thing you’re reading this article because we feature 12 of the best exercises out there to finally rid yourself of those annoying love handles! Get ready to sweat, ladies!

  1. Mountain Climbers

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How to do it:

  • A Mountain climber exercise is great for your lower abdominal muscles because your core has to work hard to keep you stable. It also targets your hamstrings and quads, as well as your gluteus. You will be working each of these muscles as you bring your knee to the opposite elbow.
  • Repeat as many as possible in under 10 minutes. If the form starts to break, stop.
  1. Lift and Twist Crunch

How to do it:

  • On a yoga mat or floor, lie on your back and bring the hands behind the neck.
  • Lift the head and twist your upper body to one side and bring your elbows to the opposite knee.
  • Inhale and lower back to starting position. You can begin to extend one leg out as you continue.
  • Alternate with each leg and each side.
  1. Scissor Kicks

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How to do it:

This exercise will strengthen your core and target your lower abs.
Laying on your back keep place your hands behind the head. Keep your abs tight and lift your left knee to touch the right elbow. Go back to the beginning position, raise your right knee, and touch it with left elbow. Make sure the abs remains engaged and your hands are relaxed, thus preventing you from pulling on your neck.

  1. Spiderman Pushup

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How to do it:

  • Start in a traditional plank position with your forearms on the ground and your body perfectly straight. Bring your right knee forward towards your right elbow, then return to the plank position. Repeat by bringing your left knee toward your left elbow
  • Do 5 per leg per set. The key here is to keep the core and butt tight.
  1. Bodyweight Squats

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How to do it:

Stand straight and part your feet to the width of your shoulders and put your hands stretched forward for extra balance. Bend your knees and lower yourself. The knees need to be at 90 degrees angle, while the thighs need to be parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight, without letting your knees extend over your toes. Get back to the starting position

  1. Burpees

How to do it:

  • Stand straight and part your feet to the width of your shoulders and put your hands stretched forward for extra balance. Bend your knees and lower yourself. The knees need to be at 90 degrees angle, while the thighs need to be parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight, without letting your knees extend over your toes. Get back to the starting position
  • Repeat as many as you can in under 10 minutes without slouching your back or dropping the pushup form.

 

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