Melt Love Handle Fat With This Workout!
Love handles are a hard body fat to lose, but with these total body strength training & cardio workouts, and a healthy diet, you can lower overall body fat and lose it for good.
The exercises below also target the core muscles; specifically the obliques, lower back, and abdominals. Firming these particular muscles can help tighten up muscles in this specific area. These exercises combined with a proper diet, and possibly a reduction in caloric intake, can make a significant difference in your body composition.
Getting rid of fat from the love handle area can be tricky. The muscles in the lower back attach to the spine and pelvis in different directions. Some of the muscles run up and down. Some are diagonal.
I’ve found that the best exercises for love handles target and tighten the lower back muscles from all different angles and directions. Hint: that’s what these exercises do and why they’re the best!
When these exercises are done together in one workout, they cinch all of the muscles in tight like a waist trainer, reducing the appearance of love handles and the waist. WOO!
That’s how we’re going to target, tone, and suck in all the muscles that wrap around the love handle area like a corset. Please see the video above for demos on how to do each move.
THE LOVE HANDLE WORKOUT
Instructions: Complete 15 repetitions of each move. Repeat for 3 sets.
Side Plank Lifts:
Lay on your side using your elbow for support. Make sure your elbow and shoulder are in a straight line. Spread your palm out to allow for better support. Put your feet on top of each other and lift up. Holding this position for two seconds, bring your body down and back up again. Repeat.
From an elbow plank, slowly rotate the spine to lower your left hip to just above the floor (about one to two inches from the ground). Come back to elbow plank.
Now lower the right hip toward the floor. This counts as one rep.
Lay down with your back on the ground and your knees bent and pointed towards the ceiling. With your arms on your side raise your shoulders slightly off the ground. Using your abs rotate your right hand down to your right foot and then back up. Then do the same thing with your left hand.
Alternate back and forth for the desired amount of repetitions.
Balance on your booty-forming a v with your upper body-with your hands behind your head. Bring your legs up to a 45-degree angle. Bring your right knee towards your chest and crunch up to meet it with your left elbow and back down. Repeat with the other side.
Kneel on the floor and lean all the way over to your right side, placing your right palm on the floor. Keeping your weight balanced, slowly extend your left leg and point your toes. Place your left hand behind your head, pointing your elbow toward the ceiling.
Next, slowly lift your leg to hip height as you extend your arm above your leg, with your palm facing forward. Look out over your hand while bringing the left side of your rib cage toward your hip.
Lower to your starting position
Lie on an exercise mat, keeping your back flat with no arching of the spine.
Extend your arms out beside you at shoulder level, with your palms pressed firmly to the floor. Your upper body should form a “T” shape. Raise your feet off the floor by bending your hips and knees to 90 degree angles. This is the start position.
As you exhale, rotate both your thighs to one side until the outer thigh touches the ground or until you feel a stretch in your abs and lower back.
Pause briefly, then rotate to the other side without pausing in the start position.
When you have rotated to both sides, that is one repetition.
Your trainer and friend,