Love Handles Exercise
What makes a good love
handles exercise? Does it involve lots of crunching and twisting? Not really. Here are some of my
favorite love handles exercises, that also burn stubborn stomach fat and help you achieve your Superhero
by Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT (aka The Fit Dad) - Fitness and Nutrition Expert to the true
superheroes - busy Moms and Dads! and Author of Fat Loss To Go
"What is the
best love handles exercise?"
That was a question a client recently asked.
His heart was in the right
place. He wants to get rid of his
gut and love handles, and wanted to know the
best way to do it.
I don’t know if he liked my answer at first, but once I explained
it, he got the point and was pretty satisfied, at least I think he was.
When it comes down to
it, there really is no such thing as “the best”
love handles exercise.
There are lots of exercises that work the area of the love
handles, but even they don’t delier much benefit as it directly pertains to losing the fat.
Sure you could do some oblique crunches, twists, etc. as a love
handles exercise, but to be quite honest, they won’t do that much when it comes to actually losing your love
You need to focus on a couple things.
First, you need to switch your mentality from
“the best love handles exercise” to
doing full body abs exercises and full body fat loss workouts.
That doesn’t mean you need to spend all your free time in the
gym. Actually, it means quite the
Because when you work your entire body in your fat loss workouts
and do full body abs exercises, you are able to drastically cut down on the total time you need to spend
So, when it comes to a love handles exercise, I would have you
doing exercises like push-up variations including spiderman push-ups, “T” push-ups, medicine ball push-ups,
I would also have you doing full body abs exercises like mountain
climbers, or you could do cross body mountain climbers as they put a little bit more emphasis on the love
handle area and actually count as a love handles exercise.
You would also do exercises like overhead squats and
lunges. Doing those variations of squats and lunges, put extra
emphasis on the “core” which includes the love handles, so you not only work your legs and shoulders, you’re
also working your abs, core and love handles, making those two leg exercises very good love handle
One thing that usually gets overlooked when it comes
to love handles exercise and losing stomach fat is nutrition.
Most people just don’t want to worry about their nutrition as it
pertains to losing fat. They would rather “out exercise a bad
diet”, but that really is impossible.
If you want
fat, more specifically, if you want
your love handles, you need to spend some time
cleaning up your diet.
You should totally eliminate all processed grains. So things like
white bread, crackers, chips, white pasta, white rice, etc. are out.
Focus instead on getting your carbohydrates from fruits and
vegetables and whole grains. Bring some fruit with you to work to have
as a snack, or leave an apple in your car to have on the drive home.
Eat at least 1 vegetable with every meal…and don’t ruin it by
loading it up with some sort of dressing.
You should also make sure you eat breakfast every
morning. Start your day off right with a fat
burning smoothie, or an omelet with vegetables in it and whole wheat toast and real fruit
juice. Or if you’re a cereal person, just make
sure it’s a high fiber cereal that doesn’t include a lot of processed grains.
And when it comes to cardio as a form of love handles exercise,
stick with interval training rather than boring, moderate-intensity cardio.
Interval training, when done properly, keeps you burning fat for
hours upon hours after you’re done while the fat burning from steady-state cardio pretty much stops when you
stop. Plus it’s very boring and takes way too
long to complete.
Interval training will have you done with your cardio workout in
around 15-20 minutes and only needs to be don a few times a week.
It’s an excellent love handles exercise that you
should incorporate today.
If you follow even 2 of the 3 love handles exercise tips I gave
you, you will be well on your way to losing stomach fat, and more importantly, the love handles within
Don’t wait. Start right now.
Here are a couple 10-Minute Workout Videos that hit the abs
and love handles quite nicely:
10-Minute Bodyweight Cardio
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The preceding article was written by Ed Scow, aka "The Fit Dad". To learn more about Ed's story, click here.
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