(Closed) How to get rid of love handles?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Cardio, cardio, cardio!!! And then some crunches 🙂

Post # 4
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s really no way to target them. Cardio is really the best way. I massage mine like crazy when I apply lotion but that’s really just the power of positive thinking, imagining I could break up the fat.

Post # 5
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The only way to lose extra subcutaneous tissue under the skin (aka fat) is to increase caloric output (cardiovascular exercise) and decrease caloric intake (food). You can do crunches until the cows come home but you will just tone the muscle under the fat.

Remember everyone has ABS but everyone just has a different layer of tissue over top of them.

I am with you on SO grabbing wobbly bits – Why do they do that?????

Good Luck!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, cardio INTERVALS specifically. Burns off fat and let’s face it, love handles are fat. Sigh =(

Some side planks will help tone though. Or pick up a heavy weight and do side bends.

My SO likes to grab, too! But he doesn’t like it when i grab his stomach. Seriously are men dense about women’s bodies? Sheesh!

Post # 7
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@joeyswive I feel your pain! I am your height and about the same weight as you as well…

i wish I could dream them away! my only advice…cardio (blah!) 🙂

Post # 8
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I echo ejs on the intervals.  I alternate running and walking and burn more calories than a straight constant cardio.  It’s better for weight loss, but not if you’re training for a marathon.

Post # 10
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also remember to do back exercises.  Ab work outs are only as good as you do the back as well.  The 30 day shred has some moves that might help. 

Sometimes when I am just standing around (cooking etc) I do side to side bends.  It really helps with the sides.  You can even hold weights in your hands to add resistance.

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