The part of your waist that fits neither in your jeans nor in does it stay in line with the rest of your body is referred to as love handles. They are the parts around your waist that keep falling off in a complete odd manner. They make your body look oddly shaped and are too hard to be ignored. The workout that focuses on the abs doesn’t seem to work on your love handles. You would need a separate set of exercises to target these muscles.
5 Exercises for love handles:
With these few exercises, you can actually get rid of your love handles in nothing but a few days only. These exercises often require the usage of weights and some other body training equipment.
1. Russian twists:
Sit on your hips and raise both of your legs in midair. Hold the weight in your hands and gently twist to either side bringing the weight with you as you do so. Swing the weight down to the floor with both your hands as your twist to the right. Repeat this for the left side too. Reps depend on your stamina and training level.
2. Side planks:
where the normal planks are good for the abs, the side planks tend to focus more on the waist and the side muscles. When you get in the plank position, raising your hip will bring all the focus to the love handles.
3. Bicycle crunches:
Crunches, even the simplest ones, are very good for the body but a little variation can have them focus on the desired area muscles. Lie down on your back with your shoulders raised from the ground and get your hands on the back of your head. Do not clasp them together. With the legs in the air, move the right elbow inside the body and bring your left knee to meet it midway. Repeat this with right knee and left elbow.
4. Wood choppers:
stand straight with your feet apart and hold the weight in your hands. Raise it above your head to your right and swing it down to the left side of the waist. Repeat in the alternate direction.
5. Cardio session:
Simply following these exercises will not help you get rid of love handles. For best results, add in a cardio session to your routine every alternate day to get the whole body muscles toned up.
These exercises are tried and tested. They are effective against love handles and can help you get rid of them within few weeks only.