Love handles are definitely not something that you would love to see on your body. Love handles are nothing but the fat deposits that accumulate in the mid section of your body. It is difficult to target these fats sit on the sides of your abdominal muscles. Although there is no quick fix to melt these stubborn fats, you can kick off the fats on this part of your body by following certain exercises. Definitely you will need to keep a watch on what you eat and with time and effort you will certainly find those bulges slim down. Read on to find the best moves target your love handles :
1. Russian Twists
This strength exercise targets your abdominal muscles and melts fats from your love handles. Lie straight on a exercise mat with your legs bent at the knees. Raise your upper body to a V shape and cross your feet to support this position. Hold a dumbbell or clasp your hands in front of your body by extending them out. Twist your torso to left and make sure your arms are parallel to the floor. Hold the contraction for a second and return your body to centre and follow the same on your right side.
2. Side Plank Lifts
This exercise works on your obliques, glutes, lower back, triceps and hips. To do this exercise, lie on either side of your body with your bottom elbow on the floor. Raise your hips off the floor and pull your core with your body forming a straight line from your ankles to shoulders. Make sure your abs is engaged, hold the position for a moment and slowly return your body back to starting position.
3. Box Jumps
For this exercise keep a exercise box in front of you. Stand straight and jump up as high as you can and land on the box in squat position. Release the position and step down slowly and repeat.
4. Bicycle Crunches
Lie straight on the exercise mat with your lower back pressed flat on the mat, head and shoulders slightly raised. Bring your palms on the back of your head and extend your elbows out. Extend either of your leg out and bend the knee of your other leg and bring it towards your chest. Alternate the same on the other side to simulate bicycle movement.
5. Jumping Burpees
Burpees’ jumps are considered as full body workout moves as they engage your all muscle groups and improve your stamina. It is suggested to do some stretch exercises before doing this exercise. To do Burpees hump, stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Get on your fours and form a plank position and immediately raise your body back up with a jump with your arm raised towards ceiling Repeat.