Love Handle Exercise: The Best Exercises
to Beat the Flab
by Patrick Austin
Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports for a number
of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com.
He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer
Many people, especially men, would love to get rid of those flabby
love handles that sag off the side of the body. They can be rather
embarrassing, especially when you try to dance with that special
someone or hug a close friend. When their hands come across those
hated handles it makes you feel like a Goodyear blimp.
If youre trying to find the best love handle exercise,
here is a wake up callyou cannot reduce fat in one specific
area (commonly called spot reducing). It just isnt possible.
The only way to get rid of those love handles is to reduce your
caloric intake with a healthy diet and start a cardiovascular
Now, it is possible to tone the muscle under fat, but it will
not get rid of the fat itself. So if you are doing a thousand
side-ab crunches, you will develop your muscles but never see
them under that layer of gelatinous goo covering your stomach.
If you are eating healthy and exercising regularly, here is a
look at the top three best love handle exercise routines. Remember
that the official name for the muscles on the side of your body
is your oblique muscles. So if you try to find more exercises,
be sure to use that terminology in your next web search.
Also, you may want to check out this
book on how to firm up and flatten your abs.
Love Handle Exercise #1Basic side crunch
This exercise is the best of the best. It targets your oblique
muscles better than most positions. Remember to bring your heels
up towards your back and rest your knees to one side of the floor.
With your hands behind your head, come up slowly using your side
oblique muscles. For an illustration on how to do the basic side
crunch, here is a link to check it out
Love Handle Exercise #2Hand to Knee Crunch
This is another really good exercise for your oblique muscles.
Place one leg across the other, keeping the foot close to your
backside. Hold your head with one hand, making sure you keep your
chin off your chest, and avoid straining on your neck. With the
other hand take it across your body, just above your knee. Remember
to take left hand to right knee, then vice versa. Here is an illustration
of this love handle exercise
to Knee Crunch
Love Handle Exercise #3Side Bend Crunch
The final love handle exercise I recommend is the side bend
crunch. This will really help ensure you workout your entire oblique
section. Work one side at a time, by resting your head on one
hand, and with the other hand, bend to the side with your shoulders
off the floor, towards your feet. Be sure to bend at the waist
and touch your foot, rather than simply stretching out your arm.
Your feet should be up close and you should have your legs bent.
Control the movement, remembering the slower you work, the harder
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