The Lose Your Love Handle Workout: 12 Exercises to Get Rid of Your Love Handles

Total Shares 287

What’s to love about “love handles”?

Despite their cute name, love handles aren’t exactly something people love to have. Having love handles often mean you have extra fat hanging around your body and you know they don’t look or feel good. It’s also not exclusive to people who are overweight. Even those stick-thin friends of yours could have love handles which would appear once they sit down.

It’s also unfair how women are more susceptible to love handles than men! Good thing you’re reading this article because we feature 12 of the best exercises out there to finally rid yourself of those annoying love handles! Get ready to sweat, ladies!

1. Mountain Climbers

How to do it:

  • Get to the start of a push-up. Your neck, back, butt, and legs must trace a straight line. The spine must always be neutral.
  • Tighten your core and butt.
  • Lift one foot off the ground and drive the knee towards your chest. Tap the ground with the foot and go back to starting position.
  • Do the same with other leg.
  • Repeat as many as possible in under 10 minutes. If the form starts to break, stop.

2. Lift and Twist Crunch

How to do it:

  • On a yoga mat or floor, lie on your back and bring the hands behind the neck.
  • Lift the head and twist your upper body to one side and bring your elbows to the opposite knee.
  • Inhale and lower back to starting position. You can begin to extend one leg out as you continue.
  • Alternate with each leg and each side.

3. Scissor Kicks

How to do it:

  • Lie on your back, put the hands under the butt and keep the back straight against the floor or mat.
  • Raise one leg off the floor and lower it back slowly.
  • Simultaneously lift up the other leg.

4. Spiderman Pushup

How to do it:

  • Start with the standard push-up stance.
  • As you do a normal push-up, lift on leg off the floor, swing it to the right side, bending the knee.
  • Try to touch the elbow with the knee or as close as possible.
  • Reverse the motion then push upwards to first position.
  • Repeat with the other leg.
  • Do 5 per leg per set. The key here is to keep the core and butt tight.

5. Bodyweight Squats

How to do it:

  • Stand straight with feet hip-width apart. Toes point out.
  • Squat down, pressing the weight of your body down towards your heels.
  • Then drive back up.
  • Squeeze your butt, tighten your core, and maintain a straight back throughout the exercise.

6. Burpees

How to do it:

  • First, start by standing with proper posture. Your feet has to be shoulder-width apart.
  • Now lower yourself until your palms are touch the ground, about shoulder-width apart. The palms have to be flat on the floor.
  • Kick both your legs backward to get into the pushup position.
  • Do one push up then quickly reverse your legs back to the squat position and perform a jump to standing position.
  • That’s 1 rep.
  • Repeat as many as you can in under 10 minutes without slouching your back or dropping the pushup form.

7. Kettlebell Swings

How to do it:

  • Grab a kettlebell with both hands.
  • Bend at the creases of your hips while keeping your back neutral from the neck down.
  • Then pull the kettlebell towards you and hike it back between your legs. Again, neutral spine.
  • Use your glutes and legs to swing the kettlebell back up to chest level. The spine must not overextend. Arms must not exert too much strength save for grip. Power will come from the legs.
  • Rinse and repeat until you feel fatigue coming in.

8. Kettlebell Front Squats

How to do it:

  • Start by putting the kettlebell/s into rack position. You may usethe kettlebell clean to do this efficiently.
  • Stand tall. Tighten the core. Inhale.
  • Pull the hips down while maintaining a straight back. Chest and face must be straight and up. Back is straight at all times.
  • At the bottom, pause without losing air. Then go back to starting position. Exhale.
  • Rinse and repeat.

9. Goblet Squats

How to do it:

  • Start by holding a middleweight kettlebell close to your chest by the horns.
  • Pull your hips down between your legs until your hamstrings are on your calves. Make sure your chest and head are straight and facing forward. The back must be straight.
  • When you reach the bottom, pause and use your elbows to push the knees out.
  • Return to the starting position.

10. One-Leg Pushup

How to do it:

  • Get to push-up position, hands shoulder width.
  • Lift one leg up without over extending it towards your back. Keep it straight.
  • Tighten your core and butt then perform one strict push up.
  • Do 5 times per leg. Rest 30 seconds per set.

11. Dips

How to do it:

  • While your butt is in front of a chair or table, place the hands shoulder-width apart. The legs must be bent on the floor, hip-width with the back comfortably close to the chair or table.
  • Straighten out the arms while keeping the elbows slightly bent.
  • Slowly bend the elbows and lower your body towards the floor until the arms are about at a 90 degree angle.
  • Press with your arms back up to starting position.

12. Bent-over Rows

How to do it:

  • Start with both feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Bend the knees while hinging the upper body from the hips. The butt has to be way behind.
  • Hands must be straight under shoulders.
  • Bend the elbows back while lifting the dumbbell or kettlebell towards the sides of the chest.
  • Slowly lower the weights back to starting position.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Conclusion

Losing those love handles will require a dedicated diet and lots of sweat! The sooner you improve your diet and do these exercises, the sooner you can get rid of those pesky love handles. Just be sure to give it some time and consistency and you’ll definitely become slimmer, healthier, and definitely sexier.

No Responses

Add Comment