Get Rid of Those Love Handles

31 Oct

Eliminate Love Handles With These Exercises

After a weekend of celebrations and catching up with friends, I had the inclination to grab my love handles for the first time in a while.   It was probably my imagination but I felt the sensation of my old love handles.   Lucky for me that was just a feeling, not a reality.  Regardless, I was compelled to consider the biggest problem that people attempting to lose weight seem to have a lot of the time.  How do you get rid of those pesky love handles

Getting the Most from Your Exercises

Despite the fact that you are already doing quite a bit if you are eating non processed foods, and staying away from salt and sugar, there’s something else you can do.

Arriving at the Gym in an Optimal Fat Burning State

I was skeptical at first, but exercising in a fasted state really increased my fat burning potential.  Time and time again, I keep hearing about how morning exercise is the best way to burn fat, but I never really heard a good reason why.  It is because our body is in a fasted state! 

Bodies Preferred Fuel Source

In order to do anything, we need energy and fuel in order to do the job.  When we give our cars energy we have options for fuel.  There are different kinds of fuels for both us and our cars; we have protein, fat, or carbs. In a perfect world, our body wants our energy from carbohydrates, just like we would get the premium fuel if we had all the money in the world.  What we forget is that our cars will still run perfectly fine on bronze fuel, and our bodies will still be able to perform when accessing fat for fuel.   The bonus for us is that there is a huge incentive to burn fat!  That is what we ultimately want if we are trying to decrease our body fat percentage and look and feel our best.   If we rid our body of readily available carbohydrates, our bodies down regulate and select fat as its fuel source.    This is the big secret that most people will not talk about.  I had my doubts as well, but you would be surprised as just how effective this strategy can be.     

Pick Exercises That Work To Get Rid of Love Handles

I can often just find myself busting a gut at all of the crazy devices I’ve used in the past to burn fat.  When picking exercises for get rid of love handles, think beyond abdominal routines alone.  Getting rid of love handles is as simple as using these three exercises.

1. HIITS Cardio Training:

Check out high intensity interval training if you don’t know what it is; it is far and away the best way to get the body you desire for yourself. Essentials 

  • Use timed intervals to finish your exercise
  • Work hard during these intervals, then rest a bit
  • Make sure you ramp up the intensity and rest shorter periods of time if you want to burn more fat faster
  • This sort of HIITS routine is for someone who wants to get rid of fat quickly:
  • Treadmill or road sprints – 30 seconds intense sprint/30 seconds walking (repeat 10-12 times for total of 10-12 minutes)

While this may seem easy, you’ll get the burn you’re looking for.

If you have to work abdominals directly, pick efficient exercises

2.  Hanging Leg Raises

 This exercise forces your abs to do all the work.  It is possible to use other muscles to aid in the work we do with crunches and situps.  With hanging leg raises we are leaving our abdominal muscles alone to do the work.   The fear is that this exercise may be difficult for the average person, but there are a few variations to help get you comfortable with the movement. 

3.  The Best Most Efficient Exercise Is the Plank

 The plank exercise is a great abdominal exercise engages all abdominal muscles while simultaneously work the antagonistic muscles of the lower back.   This exercise effectively works what we now refer to as the “core”. 

Correct Plank Technique

  • Enter a push up stance
  • Lay on your elbows in lieu of holding yourself up with your hands
  • The key is to keep your head, neck, spine, butt, hips, and legs in a straight line
  • Make sure to keep your body off the ground, the only points of contact should be your toes, elbows, forearms and hands
  • Try to work up to 1 minute in this position before trying more difficult versions of this exercise

You can’t out exercise a Bad Diet

I really started to take stock in this particular saying once I started working out, as I never realized just how true it could be. If you really want to get rid of that fat your belly is dealing with, pay attention to your food. No matter how many crunches and abdominal exercises you do, you will not get anywhere fast if you still eat the same crappy food you did before. Let us just assume that we all want to be able to nourish ourselves properly, and we will move on from the diet to using the best exercises for getting rid of love handles. Possessing too much fat in our bodies leads to those love handles we all hate. Therefore, you want to get a good diet and exercise all of that off.