Hip, lower back, love handle exercises?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
2751 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well the unfortunate thing is that you can’t spot train your mid section.  The other unfortunate thing is that’s the part of the body that responds to weight loss last. 75% of your mid section’s appearance comes from your diet. Cutting out sugar is HUGE with that. Also, cutting out fried foods & condiments is important as well. Does your gym have trainers? They would be the best people to ask because they can actually physically show you the exercises. It’s hard for me to tell you the exercises on here & have you understand how. Also you can Google “core exercises” or ‘midsection exercises’ and you’ll be able to find a bunch with pictures,  descriptions, oh and also you tube is very helpful, because you can watch them & listen to them show you how to do the exercises.  Hope this is helpful. 

Post # 3
278 posts
Helper bee

I do hyperextensions which is great for your lower back, bum and back of your thighs. Ask someone to sit on your legs to keep your balance or make sure that you can hook your feet like in the picture. 

Oh, also front- and side-planks are great for your abs and would help to tone your abs and obliques, this should help against lovehandles.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  KittyNoire.
Post # 4
1028 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

While it’s true you cant spot train you can try and tone. To try and encourage the hourglass shape I like to do weighted side bends, 10-15 lbs depending. 

Post # 5
659 posts
Busy bee

Try leg raises (lie flat on back and lift legs up the lower down slowly until an inch from floor then raise again. Repeat without touching floor) These are more an abs exercise but I feel it working my hips slightly too.

For love handles try weighted side bends. Stand with legs slightly apart for balance, hold kettle bell/dumbbell in one hand and reach down towards ankle with weight then straighten up again (see image below) 

Hope these help a bit : )

Post # 6
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Pilates and barre classes are great for scultping those areas. Get a DVD for home or see if your gym offers classes!

Post # 8
659 posts
Busy bee

That’s great, well done! It is great to hear it from other people, especially since often you don’t see it yourself. Glad it had motivated you to continue : )

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