There is not a lot of love about love handles and many people want to get rid of them and don’t know how. The reason for that is because the typical ab workout are not very effective when it comes to this area.
In today’s article we feature 12 of the best exercises out there to finally rid yourself of those annoying love handles! Get ready to sweat, ladies!
1. Mountain Climbers
For this exercise, you need to get into the plan position and bring your left knee toward your chest you need to put it back and then pull your right knee toward your chest, replicating the look of a climbing motion.
Repeat as many as possible in under 10 minutes. If the form starts to break, stop.
2. Lift and Twist Crunch
On a yoga mat or floor, lie on your back and bring the hands behind the neck. Lift the head and twist your upper body to one side and bring your elbows to the opposite knee.
Inhale and lower back to starting position. You can begin to extend one leg out as you continue. Alternate with each leg and each side.
3. Scissor Kicks
Begin by lying down with your hands surrounded by your eyebrows behind you. Then lift both feet a few inches from the floor, and bring your right foot as close as possible to your chest and start lowering your right foot while simultaneously lifting your left foot to cross the sides. Make sure you do not touch your heels to the floor to the end and do 30 reps, 15 on each leg.
4. Spiderman Pushup
start from a position where you are on all fours and then with your palms slightly wider and than your shoulders and your feet need to be close together. Next you need to keep in mind that your body should form a straight line from head to toe and then lower down until your chest almost touches the ground. And then you need to keep your upper arms at a 45 angle to your torso and go back to the starting position. lift on leg off the floor, swing it to the right side, bending the knee. Try to touch the elbow with the knee or as close as possible.
Do 5 per leg per set. The key here is to keep the core and butt tight.
5. Bodyweight Squats
To start this exercise you need to position your legs wider than your shoulders and your toes slightly pointing out and then you need to keep your head up. And then look straight at all times, as looking down will put you off balance and make ensure your back is straight. And this is the starting position, so as you inhale, slowly lower yourself by bending your knees keeping a straight posture and your head up and then continue going down until is less than 90 degrees between your upper legs and calves. Then make sure that the front of your knees should be in line with your toes and don’t allow your knees to extend beyond your toes and then hold this position for two seconds. Next, as you exhale you need to raise the bar back to the original position and pushing through your heels as you straighten up your legs. You need to pause for two seconds and repeat the process.
What you need is to bend over or squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, just outside of your feet and then jump both feet back so that you’re now in plank position. Next you need to drop to a push-up and your chest should touch the floor. And you can also drop to your knees here, which makes the impending push-up easier. Then push up to return to plank and jump the feet back in toward the hands and after that explosively jump into the air, reaching your arms straight overhead.
7. Kettlebell Swings
Grab a kettlebell with both hands. Bend at the creases of your hips while keeping your back neutral from the neck down. Then pull the kettlebell towards you and hike it back between your legs. Again, neutral spine. Use your glutes and legs to swing the kettlebell back up to chest level. The spine must not overextend. Arms must not exert too much strength save for grip. Power will come from the legs. Rinse and repeat until you feel fatigue coming in.
8. Kettlebell Front Squats
Start by putting the kettlebell/s into rack position. You may use the kettlebell clean to do this efficiently. Stand tall. Tighten the core. Inhale. Pull the hips down while maintaining a straight back. Chest and face must be straight and up. Back is straight at all times. At the bottom, pause without losing air. Then go back to starting position. Exhale.
Rinse and repeat.
9. Goblet Squats
First, you need to stand with your feet apart the same distance as your shoulders. And then while you holding a dumbbell to your chest you also need to hold the dumbbell by on end between your hands, with the other end extending downwards towards the torso and you are in the starting position. Next, you need to squat down slowly and then keeping your slightly arched back and pushing your hips back, you need to continue down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. You need to hold this for 2 seconds and return to the original position and then repeat it.
10. One-Leg Pushup
So, you need to start from a position where you are on all fours and then with your palms slightly wider and than your shoulders and your feet need to be close together. Next you need to keep in mind that your body should form a straight line from head to toe and then lower down until your chest almost touches the ground. And then you need to keep your upper arms at a 45 angle to your torso and go back to the starting position. Before you start doing the push ups lift one leg in the air and hold it during the process. And then do 10 pushups and then rest for 90 seconds.
First, you need to stand in front of a chair or couch seat and then place hands on a seat with fingers pointing forward and then keep back flat and walk legs out in front of the body. Next, you need to bend arms and lower butt toward the ground, being sure to keep elbows directly behind the body and then straighten arms to complete 1 rep. You need to do 10 reps.
12. Russian Twists
To do this exercise you need to sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels are grounded and now gently lean back so your torso is at 45-degree angle to the floor. You need to make sure to keep your spine straight and not curved and then extend your arms out in front of you. Next, you need to raise your core and slowly rotate your arms. And your upper body needs to be round to the right as far as you can and then make a pause for a second. And next you need to reverse the movement all the way around to the left as far as possible and that completes one rep.
Source: Female Fit Body