How to get rid of love handles

by: Yuri Elkaim

How to Lose Your Love Handles (5 Fool-Proof Ways)

If there was ever a place fat likes to hang out and have an (extended) party, it’s on our love handles.

If you’ve ever tried to lose fat from your waistline, you know how frustrating it can be. Why do you think there are so many exercises that promise to “melt away” your love handles in record time?

The truth is that doing most of those exercise is a waste of time. That’s because spot training – or trying to lose fat from a specific area by doing exercises that target it – doesn’t work, as studies have proven (1).

The good news is, there are some specific things you can do lose those stubborn fat deposits, no gimmicks involved.

First, you have to focus on losing overall body fat.  Luckily, this can be done by combining several powerful methods into a single fat-blasting program. Then you can focus on ways to get your core strong and tight.

Ready to get started?

6 EXERCISES TO GET RID OF LOVE HANDLES

PFEIFER TWIST HOLD (00:31 mark)

–Lie on your back with your legs straight and place your hands beneath your glutes, palms down.

–Lift your head a few inches off the floor, press your lower back to the floor, and keep them that way for the entire set.

–Flex your feet toward your shins. Lift your right leg about six inches off the floor, and raise your left leg as high as you can.

–Hold for a three count, and then switch leg positions.

–Continue alternating. Do six reps per side (12 total), and then grab your knees and pull them towards your chest. Hold for a count of five.

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BEAR CRUNCH (2:00 mark)

–Assume a low plank position with your weight on your forearms and your body straight from head to heels. This is the starting position.

–Lift your left leg, and touch your left knee to your left elbow. Hold for a count of two.

–Return to the starting position, and then repeat with your right leg.

–Continue alternating. Do six reps per side (12 total), and then place your knees on the floor and sit back toward your heels, extending your arms and pressing your chest into your thighs. Hold for a count of five.

DRAW BRIDGE (3:21 mark)

 –Lie on your back with your legs straight and place your hands beneath your glutes, palms down.

–Lift your head a few inches off the floor, press your lower back to the floor, and keep them that way for the entire set.

–Lift both legs as high as possible without bending your knees. Hold for a count of three.

–Lower your legs until they are about six inches from the floor, or as low as you can manage without arching your back. Hold for a count of three.

–Do 12 reps, and then grab your knees and pull them towards your chest. Hold for a count of five.

BANANA ROLL (5:54 mark)

–Lie on your right side with your legs straight and your arms extended over your head.

–Lift your feet, legs, and shoulders a few inches off the floor to form a “banana” curve.

–Hold for a count of two, and then roll backwards slowly to end up in a banana position facing the other direction.

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–Continue rolling back and forth. Do 12 reps.

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SUPERMAN CRUNCH (7:57 mark)

–Lie facedown with your arms extended over your head (hands open, thumbs up) and your legs straight with your feet about a foot apart. This is the starting position.

–Lift your arms, legs, head, and chest off the floor (don’t crane your neck—keep your nose pointed down). Hold for a count of three.

–Return to the starting position. Do 12 reps.

SIDE PLANK CRUNCH (10:02 mark)

–Lie on your right side and prop yourself up up on your elbow, raising your hips so that your body is straight from head to heels.

–Extend your left arm straight over your head, and lift your left foot a few inches. This is the starting position.

–Crunch your abs and bring your left elbow and knee together. Hold for a count of two.

–Return to the starting position. Do 12 reps, switch sides, and repeat.

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A Multi-Pronged Lifestyle Approach

Working these exercises into your routine, along with maintaining a clean, whole food-based diet will have your love handles shrinking in no time.

Just remember that you can’t spot train, and that one of the reasons many people have trouble with love handles is that they’re typically one of the last fat areas to go. This means you may see weight loss in other areas before it “trickles down,” so to say, to your love handles.

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Be patient, and you will see results.

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