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.
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| Pounds lost: 30.0