One problem area that tends to give most people grief with their body is the love handle region. You may have done a great job at firming the upper body and toning the legs, but those love handles just don’t want to budge.
Part of the reason for this is because the body definitely does have a greater tendency to store body fat in this area of the body and while it’s the first area that you will likely gain body fat, it’s also the last area that you’ll lose it.
Fortunately, if you can realize the top exercises to perform that will target the love handles, you should find that you’re able to move past this trouble zone and get the body that you’re after.
Let’s have a look at the main ones that you should consider.
The very first exercise that will really help to target that problem area of the love handles is the bicycle. To perform this movement you simply get down on the ground with the feet stretched out beneath you and the arms up by your ears.
From there, bring one leg up to the center of the body and while doing so, simultaneously twist the body using the opposite side as the leg that you’re moving.
Twist all the way up as far as you can, thinking of bringing the elbow to the knee and then reverse back down again. For the next rep, move to the other side.
Side To Side Decline Twists
The next great exercise that you can do that will help to target the love handles is the side to side decline twist. For this exercise you’re going to get in a decline bench with the feet placed under the foot pads and then lean back until your back is resting against the decline bench.
From there, bring your upper body back up again, but while doing so twist to one side of the body. Pause at the top and then move back down again. When you come up to do your next rep, reverse directions this time and perform the movement to the other side instead.
Third, you can’t go wrong with performing the plank as part of your core strengthening workout program. The plank is going to work every single muscle all along the core including the love handles region and is a relatively simple and straightforward one to understand.
Simply get down on the ground so that you’re resting on the tips of your toes (legs fully stretched) and then also on the forearms of the upper body.
In this position your body should resemble that of a table top. Pause and hold this for up to 60 seconds in length and then rest before completing a second set.
The next movement specifically targets the back and the love handle region so you’ll definitely want to include it.
To perform supermans get down on the floor with your stomach facing the ground, the legs stretched out beneath you with the hands above your head.
From there, raise the upper body up off the floor as high as you can, pause at the top of the movement, and then lower back down again to complete the rep.
Finally, our last exercise is not one you perform in the gym, but rather one that you do at the dinner table; push-aways.
Pushing away from the table and turning down that second helping of food at meal time can actually be the most effective exercise for shedding your love handles because it’s too many calories that are the biggest contributor to the problem.
When you get your diet under control, that is when you’ll see yourself successfully losing the fat in this region of the body.
So there you have everything that you need to know about ridding yourself of those love handles and getting the body you’re after. If you are sure to incorporate all of these into your workout program, you’ll be on track to results.
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