People always ask about ways to get rid of the so called “love handles.” Let me start by saying that you can’t just lose fat on one targeted area. You must work out all muscles in the body and eat a clean diet to see overall body fat reduction. However there are exercises that help sculpt specific areas and get them tighter.
When worrying about the “love handles,” the area to focus on is the oblique area. The external obliques are situated on the lateral and anterior parts of the abdominal area. They function to pull the chest downwards and help compress the abdominal cavity, assisting in bringing the abdominal muscles inward. Additionally, they help to flex and rotate the vertebral column.
As well as with the abs, it is important to workout the obliques in order to maintain a strong back and reduce back pain.
In the following video clip, i am demonstrating Oblique Raises:
One way of doing them is by just lifting the torso off the floor while staying on the elbow. However, I am lifting the body off the floor with one arm for a more advanced version, obtaining a higher caloric expenditure and burning more fat.
Remember, whether you want to lose weight, tone your body, gain strength or size, all muscles must be trained.
Lift, Burn more Fat, Be Stronger and Live Healthier!
To a Fitter Healthier You,
The Fitness Wellness Mentor