Do we really love our love handles? Obviously not! Who can adore the bulging muffin tops? After all, our love handles take away the charm of our skinny high waist jeans. Ladies, worry no more! We have the perfect workout for you that will not only help you lose your love handles, but will also help you tone your belly.
Before we dive into the workout, we need to know of some important pointers.
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a) It can be difficult to get rid of your love handles. This is the area where fat gets deposited first and leaves last. Hence, losing hope within a few days of training is not an option. It takes time but you will definitely get there.
b) It is just not exercising that is important. You cannot ignore the significance of a healthy diet when it comes to losing your love handles. You will have to say no to artificial sugar, junk food and food rich in trans fat and incorporate protein and fiber in your diet.
c) Drink a lot of water, not alcohol. This is an extremely important point. Dehydration will just prevent you from reaching your goal. Not only that, alcohol is loaded with calories. Why would you like to ruin your efforts because of it?
d) Cardio is essential when it comes to losing fat in this particular area of your body. You need to do it for about 45 minutes, 5 days a week. It will not only help you achieve your goal, but will keep you energized throughout the day.
e) Be on the move. Be as active as possible. Also, try and stay away from stress and do not let anything take a good night’s sleep away from you.
Once we have seen these pointers, let us look at some super effective exercises that will help you lose your love handles!
Step 1: Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you and your back straight. Keep your hands close to your chest.
Step 2: Bend your knees and lift your legs off the floor. Push your upper body backwards.
Step 3: Twist your torso to the left and balance yourself on your hip.
Step 4: Return to the initial position and repeat for the other side. This makes 1 rep.
Do this exercise for 2 minutes.
Side Plank with Dip
Step 1: Get in the side plank position, with your body facing to your right, your right elbow and forearm on the floor and your left heel stacked on your right heel. Your elbow must be under your shoulder and your body must be perfectly aligned.
Step 2: Extend your left arm towards the ceiling and lower your torso down towards the floor such that your hips are just a few inches away from the ground.
Step 3: Get back in the initial position and repeat.
Do 2 sets of 10 reps on each side.
Standing Dumbbell Side Crunches
Step 1: Stand with your feet hip width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your arms by your side. Keep your back straight and your chest pulled up.
Step 2: Without moving your lower body, bend to your left and go down until your left dumbbell reaches your knee level.
Step 3: Get back up and repeat for the other side. This makes 1 rep.
Do 2 sets of 15 reps each.
Oblique Crunches with Extended Legs
Step 1: Lie on your left side and keep your left elbow under your shoulder. Your left forearm must be on the floor. Stack your right leg on your left leg and extend your right arm towards the ceiling.
Step 2: Tilt your body to the right and lift your legs off the floor. Try and touch your toes with your right hand.
Step 3: Get back to the initial position and repeat.
Do 2 sets of 15 reps on each side.
Step 1: Lie down on your stomach and extend your arms in front of you. Your legs must be extended behind you as well.
Step 2: Simultaneously, lift both, your arms and legs off the floor. Make sure that your upper torso is off the floor too.
Step 3: Hold for two seconds and get back to the initial position. Repeat.
Do 2 sets of 15 reps each.
Step 1: Get in the plank position with your wrist under your shoulder and your body forming a straight line from your head to your heels. Extend your arms under your shoulder and do not bend your elbows.
Step 2: Engage your core, bend your right knee and bring it close to your chest.
Step 3: Push it back and get in the initial position and repeat for the other side. This is 1 rep.
Do fast motions of this exercise for 2 minutes.