Exercises for love handles
Getting rid of love handles is very important and is
considered to be the first step, in attaining a fit and firm body. Women around the globe have always been
worried about how they look, and test newer methods (which may seem easy) to reduce their love
However, exercise including cardio and targeted
muscle exercise, are the most important factors that help you in bringing your body into shape. Of course,
keeping an eye on your diet is important too. Some important diet plans
Eating five small servings per day, rather than the
usual three meals.
Keeping control on the oil intake. Avoiding food
that is fried, processed, red meat, cheese and food rich in saturated fatty
Drinking at least three liters of water per
Some of the exercise that help in getting rid of
love handles are given below.
Increasing the metabolism of the body is very
important when your target is to reduce love handles. The fat, which is stored in the mid section, that is
the stomach tummy area, belongs to a group of adamant fats, and hence is the last group to be burnt.
To burn this fat you have to be consistent with your
workout, and choose exercise that is specific for the region. Men have this fat stored in their belly region;
whereas for women this fat is distributed along the lower abdomen, thighs and
However, following a strict regime of 30 to 45
minutes of cardio exercise, combined with targeted exercise, would give you best results in terms of love
Here is an outline for a single day’s regime
To begin with, warm up your body doing slow hand
swings, leg twist etc. Warm up for at least five to ten minutes. Three or four of the following exercise can
be included, in any combination.
- 15 to 20 times
- 20 times
-10 times per leg
Follow this with 20 to 30 minutes of cardio routine.
This can include exercise like running, cycling and walking for 20 to 30
Finish the routine by stretching for at least five
minutes, so that your muscles are ready for the next day’s routine.
Here is an explanation on how to do the abs
Place your hands comfortably, on a firm support
above your head. Now, place your total body weight on your hands and slowly curl your knees towards the
Ensure that the exercise is carried out very slowly.
Repeat the exercise 15 to 20 times.
Crunches are by far considered to be the best abs
exercise, showing best results on love handles. Lie on the floor, facing the ceiling. Keep your legs straight
and place your hands behind the head, supporting it.
Slowly raise your head and torso, bending forward,
so that your head touches the knees. Ensure that the knees are not bent, and the chin is kept
There are different advanced forms of this simple
crunch exercise, such as
Holding your legs up in the air, at right angles to
the body and doing the crunches.
Crossing the arms across your chest while doing
Reverse crunch, involves lifting of your legs
towards the chest.
Bending the knees, and doing scissor cut exercise,
is a variation of the same exercise.
Reducing fat alone is not enough, you have to
strengthen the muscles that have lost fat. The hip roller exercise is best for strengthening the
This is the most easy and effective exercise to do.
It is especially for women and targets love handles,
Lie on the floor with your hands above the head,
holding a strong support such the leg of a table or stairs. Now, slowly rotate your hip to the left and to
the right. The hip roller exercise is equal to swimming, and gives a lot of benefit to the lower back, along
with the abs.
Free style swimming
Lie flat on the floor facing down, with hands on
either side. Make, a swimming like movement with your arms and legs, i.e. while bringing the left arm forward bring the right leg forward, and
This exercise works simultaneously, on the abs,
lower back, thighs and buttocks. It is considered amongst the best exercise to reduce love
Side bends with Barbell
This exercise hastens the process of reducing love
handles by stretching the waistline. If you do not have a barbell, you can use a weight that is equal to it;
like a bottle filled with water or a plastic pipe etc.
Stand erect holding the barbell, on your shoulders.
Bend slowly, making a 900 angle to the ground. Remember, not to bend hips, only your waist must be
Now move to your right, with your hands supporting
the barbell. Come back to the original position. Repeat the exercise, but this time move towards the left
side. Do not hasten your bending forward or stretching motion, since it may lead to
Take breaks in between each set, and take care not
to overdo the exercise.
The above mentioned exercises are just a few
samples. You can include as many variations to these. However, you have to take care that with each exercise,
you feel a pressure in the abdominal region.
Twists, leg raises, side bends, and forward bends
with weight etc are also good exercises that reduce love handles.
You can also use the Ab circle pro, which gives best
results when used regularly for doing crunches. The Ab circle pro provides support to the back and neck
giving a cushioning effect, so that you do not have any side effects from doing crunches on the
These exercises when done regularly, help in
reducing love handles and in keeping the body in good shape.