Love Handles No More – a 10-Minute Workout
“Love handle”, as sweet as the name sounds, isn’t the kind of love anyone would want to handle. Bulging fat on your waist obviously cannot be warmly welcomed. In this situation, your favorite skinny and high rise jeans feel so left out as well as those pretty petites and skin fitted tops. Love handles can be very stubborn to get rid of, but with the right exercises and eating habits you can overcome this situation. To help the cause, here is a 10-minute workout plan that you can follow to get back in your desired shape.
40 Woodchoppers (20 on each side)
Use the one hand weight to produce a wood chopping like motion. Hold the weight with both your hands over your left shoulder and stand on hip-width space between your feet. Bring the weight down twisting towards the right hip, making a chopping motion. Repeat 20 times and shift to right shoulder for the same amount.
50 Russian Twists
Sit on the ground with your legs stretched out in front of you. Hold a dumbbell using both your hands and lift your feet balancing on your butt only. Cross your ankles and keep our back at a 45 degrees angle. Twist your waist to touch the dumbbell to the ground space on your left and then on your right. Repeat with your legs raised and balanced on the butt only.
30 Side Planks Hip lifts (15 on each side)
Turn over to your side and support above waist body on your elbow. Rest your hips and legs over the ground. Imposing pressure over the elbow, raise your hip from the ground forming a side plank position then lower back to the ground again. Repeat 15 times for both sides.
30 Bicycle Crunches
Support your head with your hands behind it. Do not clasp your fingers. Raise your left shoulder and upper left side of the back to engage the abs. Bring your left elbow towards your waist bringing the right knee in towards the same point in an attempt to make both meet. Shift to switching between right and left elbows and knees 30 times.
Complement the Workout with:
- Clean eating habits that prevent excessive fat build ups on your body. Any form of workout must be accompanied with a proper diet intake that keeps the body fit and healthy.
- Cardio is compulsory. 30 minutes of cardio thrice a week is necessary for any workout to actually work so get your heart pumping to get the fat melting.
- Get enough sleep. Adopt the natural process of energy restoration through 7-8 hours of sleep.
- Stress adds majorly to belly fat. Getting rid of stress can be difficult, but adopting habits like meditation, yoga and various relaxation techniques can help reduce stress levels, and also your love handles.
10 minutes of these exercises everyday will surely cut down that fat resting on your waist and will motivate you towards achieving all your fitness goals.