We’re halfway through winter and Valentine’s Day, or what I like to refer to as “America’s National Day of Romance,” is fast approaching. This day for lovers epitomizes all things romantic: hand-holding, kisses, chocolate, waist-grabbing. With an increased emphasis on the aesthetics of love, I firmly believe extra attention should be given to the aesthetics of the body as well. More specifically, love handles.
Love handles are the tricky unwanted belly fat that rests below the waist. It’s a belt of goo that requires targeted resistance training just to get rid of it. There are three exercises that work the love handles pretty well:
Move 1: Penguin
Lay supine (facing up), with your head slightly lifted (neck and spine still aligned). Place your hand parallel to your body and use your core to twist and touch your heels.
Routine: 15 whole repetitions (left to right), 3 or 4 times.
Move 2: Russian Twist
Sit up on you tailbone with your knees bent at a comfortable sitting angle. Place your hands together in a fist near your belly button. Swiftly twist from left to right, with your fist touching the floor during each rotation. Grab a weight to add resistance.
Routine: 15 whole repetitions (left to right) 3 or 4 times.
Move 3: Elbow to Knee
Stand up with your pelvis in a neutral position, and your head and spine aligned. Start with your hands directly above your head and slowly bring your arms and legs to a 90-degree angle until your right knee touches your right elbow and vice versa.
Routine: 10 whole repetitions (left to right) 3 or 4 times.
Check out our 15-second Love Handles workout video below to see these and other moves on our GrillzandGranola Youtube channel.
Tune: By the way, we’re loving Rihanna’s new song “Work” featuring Drake.
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