How to Get Rid of Love Handles - Simple and Easily
You see those models with the really flat butts in your favorite magazine. You see the ones with just a little bit of a tummy bulge where there used to be a six pack. Where you see them? They are not alone.
Love handles are one of the most hated parts of the body. No one really loves them, which is too bad because it means you have to start doing something to get rid of them. So, what do you do?
Based on what kind of guy do you think you are? The guy that wakes up and looks in the mirror and says, "I hate my love handles." Or are you the kind of guy that enjoys eating junk food and watching it rise in the kitchen? No matter which one you are, you probably have a section of your body that has weight around the tummy.
Men usually have weight around the belly, deepest in the middle part of the body and women around the hips and just above the knees. Now, what can you do to get rid of your love handles.
The first thing you have to realize is that you can not just focus on one area of your body. You can't just lose weight in your belly. Usually we tend to lose weight in the belly first before shifting to the hips and then the legs. Why? Usually the first place we lose fat is the belly.
The reason for that is because that is where we have the most fat deposits. So, to get rid of your love handles, you will need to do exercises that will make you lose weight all over. Yeah, yeah. You have heard this same thing before. Back when I wanted to lose my love handles, I did leg lifts, crunches and even a few fist lifts. Nothing special. Just regular old sit ups.
Doing sit ups will not help you lose weight in the belly because this is not a spot that that requires exercise. However, it will help you get rid of the fat all over. Remember, you lost fat all over so you will lose it here too.
Doing sit ups will not make you lose weight in the belly area. You will lose it somewhere else. Remember the more weight you have in your head the more fat you will lose everywhere else. For me, wearing snug belts makes me feel slimmer because people think that I am wearing belts. I am not. Just make sure that the belt goes near your spine.
You can do scissor kicks. Make sure to position your hands behind your head and then lift your leg up. Take a big step. Then lower your leg and do the same thing with the other leg. Scissor kicks stretch your side muscles. You will lose weight all over this way.
You can do side crunches. There are easy ways to do this. You can use 1 foot. Put your hand on the side of your body facing the ground. Then raise your leg off of the floor and reach out with your right hand and grab your ankle, pull you leg off. Try to let your leg touch the floor. Take a exhale and exhale again. Do the same thing with your left leg. Do not let your legs touch the floor.
You can do a full crunch. Lay on your back with your hands behind your head. Keep your legs straight. Now, stretch your arms into the air, and as far as you can do this, you should lift your shoulders and chest off of the floor. You should be lifting only your rib cage. It is OK if there is no space to do so. Do not worry. It will all get better.
You can do side bends. Let your hands touch opposite elbows. With each effort, slowly lift the knees towards your chest. Make sure to keep your legs straight. Do not bend forward to far.
You can do typical sit ups. Just like your other exercises, do not bend forward. Look straight ahead. Do not moon your knees. Keep them straight. Again, there are easy ways to do these exercises. You can use a soft back instead of a rigid one. Alternatively, you can do the top and bottom of your knees. That would be your 85% and 70% sit ups.
You can also use 5 pounds weights when doing squats. Hold a weight in each hand at your sides. With your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees and let the weight fall on your ankles. The next thing you are going to do, you are going to come back up, slowly. Repeat the process 5 to 10 times.
You can also do leg lifts with a belt. Put the belt around your feet. You will tighten the muscles in the calves and the hamstrings. Hold on, squeeze your butt and legs and jump up slowly. Repeat this also you next workout.
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