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5 Best Love Handle Workouts That Guarantee Results

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No to loves love handles
Daniel N

Truth be told, no one really has much love for love handles. And with good reason. Besides being extremely challenging to get rid off, they also have the tendency to stick their fatty noses where they don’t belong and ruin the fit of your favorite pair of jeans, make your crispest shirt look extremely odd, as well as whole lot of other annoying inconveniences.

Due to love handle fat sitting on the sides of the abdominal region, many people think a quick ab workout is a solution. The answer, however, lies elsewhere. Fear not though, as providing the right answers and solutions are exactly what we’re here for.

Before we dive into any instructions for best exercises for love handles, you should know that some of the key reasons for love handles are insomnia, stress and, of course, a bad diet.

Needless to say, you must do everything in your power to ensure that you get to sleep and adopt a more relaxed and healthy lifestyle as soon as possible. So now without further ado, let’s look at 5 awesome love handle workouts that guarantee results.


#1 Russian Twists

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Sets: 4

Reps: 15

Instructions:

Step 1: Begin by sitting on the floor with both legs bent and your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Step 2: Extend your arms forward while holding a weight or medicine ball. Make sure you lower your upper body back until it’s at a 45-degree angle, and start rotating your arms from side to side while twisting your upper body.

Important Tip: Take precautions to ensure that you don’t lift or move your feet.

Next up: Hanging Leg Raises

#2 Hanging Leg Raises

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Sets: 4

Reps: 20

If you’ve invested in a chin-up bar then you can get started on this exercise right away; if not, we suggest you invest in one as soon as possible as it will be useful in building abs.

Instructions:

Step1: Begin your routine by just hanging from the bar to get into the groove.

Step 2: Flex your abs and lats before proceeding to raise your feet up to the bar while keeping your legs straight.

Next up: Deadlift

#3 Deadlift

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Sets: 4

Reps: 10-15

Instructions:

Step 1: Begin by standing with the bar right above the center of your feet while taking care to maintain a narrow stance to give your arms room.

Step 2: Raise the bar overhead, bend your knees until your shins touch the bar while keeping your shoulder blades directly over it.

Step 3: Follow up by pulling while keeping the bar close to your body and roll it over your knees and thighs until your knees and hips are locked firmly in place.

Important Tip: Deadlifting is one of those love handle workouts that guarantee results, but cautions must be taken to avoid injury.

Next up: Box Jumps

#4 Box Jumps

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Sets: 4

Reps: 20

Instructions:

Step 1: Take an athletic stance with your feet shoulder-width apart at a comfortable distance from the box.

Step 2: When you’re about to brace yourself for the jump, drop into a quarter squat, extend your hips, swing your arms and use the strength in your feet to lift you off the ground and propel you onto the box.

Next up: Running Planks

#5 Running Planks

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Sets: 4

Reps: 30 sec

Instructions:

Keeping a mat handy while performing running planks is always preferable.

Begin your running planks by lying facedown on the mat after which you got to lift your hips off the ground while supporting your body weight on your forearms and toes.

Important Tip: Remember to maintain a tight core and a neutral spine.

Edited by Akhilesh Tirumala

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