Love handles are very stubborn and hard to get rid of. This sort of fat gathering at the sides of your torso is an indicator of overall poor health, but it is also an indicator of very high levels of estrogen and progesterone. While you can reduce your overall body fat with shredding diets and by balancing your hormone levels, you can also do targeted exercise in order to reach your goals even faster.
Under your loves handles, there are muscles called 'obliques'. And contrary to popular belief, crunches are not the most effective exercises to reduce the fat covering your obliques. Combining a little bit of dietary adjustments with high-intensity exercises can be more effective than crunches.
Russian Twists (4 x 15)
This strength exercise engages and strengthens your core, by hitting your abs and recruiting smaller muscles in the movement as well. For this exercises you will need a weight plate.
Sledgehammer Swings (3 x 20)
This exercise hits your abs and recruits other muscles into it. This exercises develops work capacity, builds core strength and enhances your grip. For this exercise you need a tire and a sledgehammer.
Plank Hip Dips (4 x 20 sec)
This plank variation is more dynamic and it engages your entire core. It will hit your obliques and it will enhance your stability and flexibility.
Rope Waves (4 x 30 sec)
This compound exercise engages your core and recruits your upper body muscles into the movement. It is a very effective exercise for enhancing both stability and flexibility.
Jumping Burpees (4 x 15)
This dynamic exercises is an advanced burpee variation that engages your core and provides you with a full-body workout. For increased intensity, speed up your execution.
These are not your usual exercises for abdominal fat-loss, but they are definitely the most effective. So take it easy at first, in order to learn the movement and develop a rhythmical tendency towards performing it. This will help you with your posture and form as well, to ensure that your execution and technique are perfect.
Remember to keep your spine neutral at all times, and just a quick tip: suck your stomach in as you perform this exercises to get rid of love handles! This way you will strengthen your core and stimulate muscle growth and toning around your abs and waist. If you do this correctly, you will see some amazing results in no time!
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