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6/27/07 5:29 P

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It differs from one person 2 another in addition to BF if there is a boyfriend on board he is the one who approach to like Ur love handles or makes u hate them and hate urself emoticon

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6/27/07 4:54 P

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Thanks for the info I'm going to start using some of the tips.

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6/27/07 2:54 P

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I found that a part to my running habit, Yoga has really helped to tone--all over! But I personally think that love-handles are cute! lol

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LESLIEJEAN43's Photo LESLIEJEAN43 Posts: 27,890
6/27/07 12:41 P

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Thanks so much!! I have saved this, and plan to begin using them.
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ANGEL_OF_HOPES's Photo ANGEL_OF_HOPES Posts: 4,181
6/27/07 12:35 P

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u R welcome Dear emoticon I mean spark exercises but I can give some especially for this.

Here u r!!


Beginner: Tai Chi Sweep

(A) Stand tall with your feet wide, your abs pulled tightly inward, and bend your knees a few inches. Bend your elbows up and in front of you so that they are at waist height and both of your palms are facing toward the right. Pull your abs tightly inward.

(B) Keeping your abs pulled inward and the rest of your body rigid, twist to the right and sweep your arms as far across your body pushing the energy, or "chi," as you go.

(C) Immediately turn your palms toward the left and, by twisting from the waist, sweep your arms to the left. Continue alternating twists left and right.

Intermediate: Crossover Twist

(A) Stand tall with your feet hip width apart with your elbows bent and your hands behind your ears. Pull your abs in tight.

(B) Lift your right knee as you twist from the waist to bring your left elbow toward it. (Depending on your balance and flexibility you may or may not be able to touch your elbow to your knee.) Hold a moment and repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Continue alternating until you've completed all reps.

Advanced: The Flamingo Flex

(A) Stand tall with your feet hip width apart, your hands behind your head, elbows bent. Bend your right knee and lift it up and out to the side so that both your hip and knee are turned outward.

(B) Slowly bend from the waist and lower your right elbow toward your knee. (Depending on your balance and flexibility you may or may not be able to touch your elbow to your knee.) Hold a moment at the bottom of the movement and then slowly return to the start. Do all reps to the one side and then do an equal number of reps to the left.
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"When U just don't think U can,keep going!Getting through those weak moments iS how U become stronger."
"Make the most of urself, 4 that S all there4 U."
"Donít allow some One 2 be Ur priority, while U r his option."
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6/27/07 12:21 P

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I'm also wondering where to find these exercises

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LESLIEJEAN43's Photo LESLIEJEAN43 Posts: 27,890
6/27/07 11:58 A

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Thanks for the info Menna; I definitely need to lose my 'handles'.
Is the exercise routine you mentioned here at spark?
I don't recall seeing it, but, maybe I was looking in the wrong place. I seem to get lost on the site quite easily!
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ANGEL_OF_HOPES's Photo ANGEL_OF_HOPES Posts: 4,181
6/27/07 10:05 A

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Love handles, those pinchable rolls of fat that sprout from the waistline, are one part of the body we love to hate. Even "six-pack" abs don't look their best with handles attached. So what's the deal with this extra jelly that clings stubbornly, frustratingly around your belly? Is there any way to get a handle on those handles?
Absolutely. And the approach is twofold: Burn off body fat, build muscle.

While you can't spot reduce your love handles away -- that is, selectively melt away the fat from around your stomach -- toning up your middle muscles will definitely give them a tighter, flatter, firmer appearance. And when you lose weight overall, you're bound to downsize your waistline. Love handles generally begin disappearing on men when they reach a body composition of 12 percent body fat; on women, it starts to happen when they reach 20 percent body fat.

To lose weight, combine a sensible diet with four to six moderately intense, fat burning workouts a week. Cardiovascular activities like belly dancing, kick boxing, martial arts, race walking, mountain biking and rowing not only do a great job of incinerating calories, they also place a great deal of emphasis on your obliques and rectus abdominals, the muscles that reside underneath that spare tire.

To put some muscle in your midriff, try the Lose Your Love Handles Workout. Done two to three times a week on a consistent basis, it will sculpt and chisel your middle to perfection.
There are three categories of exercises in this program: Standing, Seated and Lying. Start by doing one to three sets of each of the beginner exercises (and that's 8 to 15 reps per set, unless otherwise noted) 2 or 3 times a week. Once you can do 3 sets easily and with good form, move on to the intermediate move in that category. And when you can do three sets of an intermediate exercise easily and with good form, move on to the advanced exercise in that category. It's okay to do an exercise at one level in one category and a different level in another.

These exercises will firm and tighten your waistline without adding bulk. They'll also help you stand up straighter and reduce back pain. You'll get best results if you combine this routine with full-body strength training, calorie-burning cardio activity and a sensible diet. You should begin to see a difference in the way your middle works after about 6 weeks of regular training. And you'll feel stronger even sooner than that. emoticon

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"When U just don't think U can,keep going!Getting through those weak moments iS how U become stronger."
"Make the most of urself, 4 that S all there4 U."
"Donít allow some One 2 be Ur priority, while U r his option."
" Be The Change U Wish To C The World"
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