The Fastest Way To Lose The Love Handles
Love handles have to be one of the most dreaded types of body fats. T-shirt ripping love handles are guaranteed lady-repellent. You might know what we mean if you’ve ever had a girl grab you by your love handles while pillion riding with you on a bumpy road.
As soon as the woman of your dream gets hold of your squishy spare tire, it’s game over for you. Even though people have tried to get the flab in fashion by calling it love handles, it hasn’t worked. Love handles are still hate-handles for most people.
Forget Spot Reduction
The pinchable fat on both sides of your body is stubborn and can take longer to burn-off as compared to the belly fat. Some people make the mistake of trying to lose love handles by doing exercises like side bends.
The spot reduction concept is a myth and performing side-bends (especially with heavyweights) can do more harm than good. Spot reduction exercises can exacerbate the appearance of love handles by increasing the size of the underlying external oblique muscles.
If you want to reduce your love handles, take an overall approach which will include training the abdominal muscles (from multiple angles), cardiovascular training and a balanced diet.
Fix Your Diet
Most professionals agree with the saying “abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.” If you want to get rid of your not-so-love handles – and want to keep them off – you should follow a customized diet plan.
You should get used to counting your calories and reading the labels before buying packaged stuff. Understanding the role of micro and macronutrients in your diet is an essential ingredient of following a healthy diet.
Remember – the best diet for losing your love handles is the one you can stick with for the long-term. Fun fact – the keg is often the last place on a man’s body from where he loses weight.
For shedding the excess body fat, we recommend performing two cardio sessions in a day. The first should be a 30-minute low-intensity steady state (LISS) workout to be done first thing in the morning – preferably on an empty stomach.
Do the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session later in the evening for 10-15 minutes. When it comes to side-fat torching exercises – wood chops, medicine ball rotations, medicine ball slams are some of the most effective movements.
If you want to live a fit lifestyle, you’ll need to get all the aspects of your life under control. Taking on too much stress can result in high cortisol levels which can lead to excess body fat storage.
To get rid of the bulging waistline, you should always be hydrated as some studies have shown that drinking water can help in burning calories. You also need to make sure you’re getting anywhere between 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
Without proper rest and recovery, you shouldn’t expect to lose weight. Overexerting and pushing yourself too hard will only result in weight gain – which is the polar opposite of what we’re trying to achieve here.