How to Get Rid of Love Handles Once and for All!

An awesome physique is really all about attention to detail. Even if your physique is 99% awesome, you can still be let down by just a few imperfections.


Take love handles for instance. These sit on either side of your waist and hang over your trousers so that even when your abs and stomach look flat and defined, you still don’t look as thin or toned as you should be.


And the especially annoying part? They’re incredibly difficult to get rid of. Even when you drop to a low body fat percentage you can still find this to be a problem area. So what should you do about it? Read on to find out…

One Surprising Tip

Before we get started, let’s take a look at one surprising tip: you want to stop training your obliques. Or at least you want to change the way you train them.


Your obliques are the muscles that wrap around the core and which lie on either side of the abs. When they’re defined, they give you more diagonal lines pointing in towards your abs.


But when they get big, they can actually protrude out from your body and this creates the look of love handles. In this case they’re actually made from muscle but you’re still getting that unwanted love handle look. If your love handles keep growing no matter how hard you’re training, then this could well be what’s going on. Especially dangerous are moves like side bends and one-handed shoulder presses.


Burn Calories

The rest is all about burning calories – just the same as any other part of the body. As those who are experienced reading this will know, you actually can’t ‘target’ fat loss, so instead the order the fat falls away will be entirely determined by your genetics.


So in other words, you may find that your stomach gets flatter and flatter but you still have fat love handles. Don’t worry – eventually they’ll fall away too, it’s just a matter of getting there.


So how are we going to get there?


One tip is to start eating less. Not tons less – but just fewer calories so that you’re burning more than you’re eating. Normally this is a simple matter of cutting some of the junk food out of your diet. If you tend to eat deserts after every meal, then just kick that habit!


Meanwhile, add some CV to your routine. You don’t need to be doing tons here either to see results – just ten minutes a day can be enough. Try using high intensity workouts to really get your money’s worth in a short amount of time and manage this with circuits.


Here’s one quick circuit you could try using:

  • Jumping knee tuck burpee
  • Seated leg raise
  • High knees


Perform each one four times in total for 30-40 seconds with no rest. You’ll be surprised how many calories you can burn quickly.


Use this as a finisher at the end of your other workouts for even better results. In no time, you’ll see those love handles melt away!

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