Lose the Love Handles in a Few Simple Steps
Despite the fact that they’re ever so fondly referred to as ‘love handles’, you probably don’t love much about them, and no doubt you’d be more than happy to be rid of them as fast as you possibly can.
Unfortunately, even after months and months of exercising, you might find that while the rest of your body is a lot leaner, your love handles seem to be as ever present as they always were. In fact, a common complaint is that they now look even more prominent because the rest of your body has slimmed down but they’re just as they always have been.
If you’re interested in losing the love handles, then you needn’t hire a personal trainer or even hit the gym really. And you certainly don’t need to start taking various drugs that promise to help you do that either.
All you need is the right approach.
As you probably expect, you would want to start carrying out exercises that focus almost exclusively on your mid-section, i.e. the abdomen. Sure, you could do other exercises that are more generally focused, but to definitively tackle your love handles you’ll want to focus exclusively on them.
Not that this means you have to invest a lot of time on extensive exercises. Rather, a simple 20-minute a day routine should be more than enough for you to tackle even the most stubborn of love handles!
Normally, the starting point of most of these exercises involve crunches or sit ups, which are the most common form of abdominal exercises. However, both these forms of exercise focus more on the front of your abdomen, which isn’t the real problem area as far as love handles are concerned anyway.
Instead, what you’re interested in are the sides of your stomach, where the flabby excess fat tends to collect.
One of the simplest exercises for this part of your body is to stand straight with your feet a shoulder’s breadth apart to start with. Then, bend your body to the side as far as it will go without flexing your knees. After that, simply repeat it for the other side.
When you do this, you should feel the side muscles of your abdomen working. If you don’t, then it’s a sign that you either aren’t stretching enough, or are just not doing it right. Repeat this one exercise for a few minutes, and you should find that you’re able to work those muscles well.
Get started with three sets of 20 repetitions each. That should be enough to start firming up the muscles on your side, and soon enough you’ll find your love handles start to shrink.
Easy enough isn’t it? Well, why don’t you go and start trying it right now (if you haven’t already). One of the best things about this method is that you can do it anywhere, anytime, and any place, so you really don’t have to worry about how you’re going to fit it into your schedule.
And basically, you now have no excuse to not tackle those love handles either!