What Are Some Exercises to Help Lose Love Handles?

What Are Some Exercises to Help Lose Love Handles?

Some exercises to lose love handles include Russian twists, standing oblique crunches, burpees, scissors abdominal exercises and planks. These exercises are intended to train the muscles around the lower mid-section and lower back, also known as the love handles.

The Russian twist, done with or without weights, requires you to sit on the floor with your feet raised. Then twist your upper body from side to side.

Lie down on your back for the scissors abdominal exercise, and raise your feet off of the floor. Cross your right leg over the left, then vice versa. The plank begins on your stomach with your hands by your sides. You then lift your entire body into a push-up position, keeping your back as straight as possible.

The standing oblique crunch begins by standing and lifting one leg off of the ground, bringing your knee to the meet the elbow on the same side of your body. This should then be repeated with the other leg.

Burpees also begin in a standing position and are usually done as a 4-count exercise. Start by dropping to a squat position with your hands on the floor; kick back your feet, going into a push-up position; immediately return to the squat position; then end by jumping up from the squat.