Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

That being said though, there are certainly exercises out there that when done in conjunction with those things can help us build better muscle definition and give us that slim, muffin-top free waist we covet. The following are my top 5 exercises for how to get rid of love handles.

Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

Let’s be honest… there’s not a whole lot to love about love handles. They don’t fit into your skinny jeans, and they can be pretty challenging to get rid of. Why, you ask? Since love handle fat sits on the side of the abdominal area, lots of people think that a typical ab workout will blast it away. This isn’t the case. Love handles lie on top of the obliques, which are a very specific group of abdominal muscles. In order to really work those suckers, you have to target them precisely.
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

Love handles don’t have to be something we learn to love and live with. We CAN break up with them, and we should! Carrying around excess weight is ultimately unhealthy and puts a lot of unnecessary stress on our hearts and our joints. Even though there is not exactly one trick to making them disappear, through a combination of better eating habits and incorporating more movement (and some very tough, effective exercises) into your day, you can definitely get rid of them.
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

Commonly called “love handles,” that belly fat collecting around your torso is a key indicator of poor overall health. To get the best moves for a slim torso, we asked Sadik Hadzovic, an IFBB Men’s Physique professional, for his 10 favorite exercises to shed love handles.
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

Over the years, one of the most asked questions I’ve gotten is, “How do I get rid of my love handles?” It seems to be a problem that most everyone — male and female — struggles with. I’ve never met anyone who actually “loves” their love handles.
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

So how to get rid of love handles, exactly? Well, it’s more than just fat-burning workouts, though that’s a good start. You need to also look at losing fat via diet changes and choosing the right core-centric exercises to reduce your middle.
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

The exercises below are meant to spot train the muscles surrounding the area of the body that has fat deposits — around the lower mid-section and lower back, which yes, are known as love handles. These exercises should be performed three to four days a week, with at least one day rest in between.
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Love Handles

The term “love handles” is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, when it comes to the sections of fat on the sides and front of your belly, there’s no love lost. Love handles are zones of “stubborn fat,” the first place guys gain it and the last it disappears. And sometimes, even though you’ve logged hours on the elliptical and the abs station, it can feel damn near impossible to get those little pockets of flab off your body.
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Once you get your diet under control, it’s time to address your exercise routine. Maybe you don’t currently have one, that’s alright. You are a clean slate, and we can get you set on the right path with the best way to workout in order to burn unwanted fat while at the same time building strength. And after all, that is exactly what you are trying to do. You want to change your BMI so that you have more muscle and less fat. Decreasing our percentage of body fat is what gets rid of love handles!

Sadly sometimes a person’s body simply chooses specific areas to store fat. In my case, it is the love handles. Even when I was running half marathons, training regularly and hammering the cardio in general I was unable to fully lose my love handles – in spite of having very little fat anywhere else on my body. If you read up in detail on this, for some people, it can be almost impossible to lose the remaining fat in this area, regardless of exercise or dietary choices. That is why even some athletes choose to have liposuction in this area.
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That being said, it’s a myth that you can spot reduce fat loss. Yes, you can target your obliques to maximize toning, but fat is lost through cardio and diet. We’ve all heard that abs are made in the kitchen, and (unfortunately) it’s true. You can do crunches until the cows come home, but unless you get rid of your excess fat through healthy eating, your toned abs will never be seen. So here’s the best strategy for kicking your love handles to the curb:
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“Love handles are simply excess abdominal fat that have been given a nickname, and it can be quite challenging to get rid of for some,” says Larissa Wilson, a personal trainer in Saskatoon. “Deposits of fat in the body are usually determined by body type and genetics, and unfortunately one cannot spot-reduce body fat in the body.”

I have done the burst fit and I really didn’t see much difference. I haven’t done it in about 5 months, maybe it was doing more than I thought because I gained 10 pounds and my love handles are back! I have some joint pain so sometimes I cant do all the exercises that I have to use my shoulder. I am 52 maybe that’s why?? Could that be a problem in losing?? I do have a problem with portion control because I eat all clean and I think I tell myself its ok to eat more. Thanks for the article I see a lot on pinterest, now I know its crap.

Stop spamming a legit article. Training your abs is essential to losing love handles, and all these exercises will definitely raise your heart rate, which burns fat.
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DIRECTIONSHadzovic suggests you do these exercises as a workout once a week, as well as adding individual exercises into your regular strength and conditioning routine. On other days, churn through high-intensity interval training three times a week. And stick to a clean diet—”abs are made in the kitchen,” as they saying goes.

For many people, getting rid of their love handles, or belly fat, is the hardest weight loss to achieve. And there’s a good reason for that.
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This is a good article for dudes, its my theory that women should have SOME love handles though. I think everyone is different. I don’t think they have really proven either theory true. (diet vs exercise) The reason is that all humans are different and what works best for one person may not for another. Body chemistry’s vary a lot. This is my own theory no clue if its right or wrong, but I believe diet becomes more important as you get older. Your metabolism slows down so I think as you age, you have to be cautious of those late night trips to the fridge. The only way to know what works for you is by taking pictures and measurements (body fat/weight/tape measure) and pictures. One thing is certain cardio will help, but unless you are just starting out GET OFF THE ELIPTICAL.
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Step 3. Try the following 10-minute love handle workout. It hits the obliques hard, while also working the rest of your core. Trust me, it’ll give those love handles a run for their money!
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Fortunately, having love handles is more of a style risk than a health risk. Unlike belly fat, which infiltrates your internal organs and is linked to everything from diabetes to heart disease to liver failure, that spare tire is made of subcutaneous fat, a type of fat located just below the skin, and which just sort of sits there; in fact, some studies suggest subcutaneous fat may even help protect us from certain health issues. But that doesn’t mean we have to love the way they look—or live with them.
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Snooze the Night AwaySleep is extremely important for losing body fat—especially your love handles, Lowe says. When you’re sleep deprived, your hormones get out of whack, which can impede weight loss. Your metabolism slows to conserve energy; your appetite is higher (due to elevated levels of cortisol) because you’re lacking energy; and your body craves foods higher in carbs and fat because they help produce serotonin, which calm you from this stressed state. Aim for 7-8 hours per night.
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Routine: The Plank is a good stand-by to challenge the body’s stability centres. Just initiating contraction of the muscles of the core can cause the body to get muscle benefits, and to challenge the body, even more movement can be added such as arm, leg, and/or hip movement to challenge the core. The basic plank requires a stable position to be maintained of the body, the hips low and in line with the shoulders, and the subject to breathe while holding the contraction. The side plank requires balancing on one forearm and shoulder and the feet to be stacked to keep the body in line. Both exercises can be held 15-30 seconds and repeated 3 time to achieve a benefit for the muscles.

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