While they might have a cute name, you probably think love handles are anything but adorable. Most people with love handles are self-conscious about them and try to hide the excess rolls of fat bulging from their sides or lower back. Coming in different sizes and shapes, love handles may be just small rolls or massive amounts of fatty tissue. Males and females are susceptible to developing love handles and they can be found on skinny people as well as those who are overweight.
The reason? The area of your body where love handles develop is around your oblique muscles, an area often overlooked during exercise. How in the world can you get rid of these rolls of fat and find your waist again? To lose weight on any part of your body you need a total body workout. Targeting a specific area won’t decrease its amount of fat. You’ll also need to cut down on your calorie intake.
This happens with a healthy, low fat diet, coupled with plenty of aerobic exercise and strength training. Though you’ll need to do all these for weight loss, strength training will result in toned obliques. Interested in toning your oblique muscles and firming up your midsection? You’ll want to give these five exercises a shot.
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