Being physically active is beneficial in so many levels. It improves your physique and “fixes” a great number of health problems. Believe it or not, some people exercise every day, and high intensity interval training (HIIT) is their favorite.
Others just go for a jog or a walk. Every type of physical activity does good to your body, and makes you feel better about yourself. But, what about those “cute” love handles?
Introducing healthy changes to your meal plan won’t do the trick on its own, and you have to engage in doing a few specific exercises.
Melting fat is a real challenge, but getting rid of your love handles is more like a nightmare. Not anymore. Although it’s really hard to melt the fat in your abdominal area, there’re several exercises that actually target this area.
Get rid of whatever exposes you to additional pressure, and get sweaty!
Top 5 exercises for love handles
- Russian Twists
It’s one of the best exercises when it comes to melting abdominal fat. First, sit down, and elevate your legs. Bend the knees, and cross one feet over its sibling. Have a pair of dumbbells in both hands for additional pressure, and twist your torso. Go from one side to another. Make sure your legs are off the ground, as it’s the only way to get the maximum of this exercise.
- Side plank lift
Have you ever done a plank? This is pretty similar to the regular plank, and the only difference is the fact that you actually feel the burning in the sides of you abdomen. Do a side plank, and support your total weight on your elbow, while holding your knees and his off the ground.
Elevate you body, and engage your core. Bring your body to the initial ‘side plank’ position, and go again. Make sure your abs are engaged all the time, and keep your body in a straight line.
- Box jumps
You may not fancy a cardio workout, but this specific exercise does wonders to your love handles. Just place a box in front of your legs. Jump on, then jump back while doing a squat. It’s easier than you think.
Do several repetitions to stimulate your blood and metabolism. That’s exactly what you need in this particular case.
- Bicycle crunches
Lie on your yoga mat, and elevate your legs. Place your hands behind the head. Bring your left elbow to the right knee, and your right elbow to your right knee. You know, like simple twists. Your leg motion will resemble a bicycle ride, and you will definitely melt the fatty tissue in you abdomen.
- Jumping burpees
Looking for a wonder? Well, here it is. Stand still, and jump down while taking the push-up position. Jump straight back up, and keep your hands over the head. Repeat as much as your stamina allows you.
As you can see, these exercise are super simple and easy to perform. You don’t need any fancy equipment or a pricey gym membership card. Just take your yoga mat, and sweat. Don’t skip a session, and be more active. Stick to your working schedule, and don’t look for excuses.
Source: Alternative Health Universe