What are Love Handles?
Love handles is the expression describing excessive layers of fat or skin on our abdominal areas and hips. These resemble handles and people often joke by grabbing them and pulling in order to show their weight and fitness problems. However, there are easy ways of getting rid of these things, exchanging love handles for muscles and a tighter skin, you will be proud of. Thus, if you are tired of people referring to your love handles and do not wish to look at these things anymore, read on and find how to get rid of them quickly and effectively. All you need to do is exercise in a specific manner and these handles of yours will be gone in no time.
Off with Your Love Handles!
An exercise program, for this purpose, should start out easy, then slowly progress, over time, to become more demanding, to make those love handles disappear.
Side bends are a great starter. All you need to do is stand with your feet apart and your knees slightly bent. Then, from this initial position, you are to bend sideways as much as you can, providing stretches for your muscles in this body part. Once you manage to do this on one side, repeat the same procedure on the other. Perform about 15 repetitions on each side.
Next, stand straight with your feet at your shoulder's width. Then, while keeping your hips locked, perform torso twists, tightening that love handle area which is causing you all the aesthetic problems. However, make sure you do not overdo it and cause injuries due to overstraining.
Now, for the more demanding part. Start with the sit-ups. These are performed while lying on the floor, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, keeping your hands behind your head. Then, while not using your hands, tense your abdominal muscles and raise first your head and then your torso, so as to touch your knees with your chin. Once you reach this position, hold it for a moment and slowly return to the initial position. Start with 15 of these, increasing the count once you get in shape.
Then, once you have already been working out for more than two weeks you might lie on the floor and try to raise your head before you raise your legs along with your knees, first one leg and then the other.
Finally, from the same position you were in before doing sit-ups, you can try and lift your head, without using your arms as a back-up, until you touch your right leg with your left elbow and vice-versa. Start with 15 of these and, later, burn more of your love handles by increasing the count.