You are curvy and that’s cute. However there is a difference between you having a certain body type and you having side fat. We call them love handles endearingly! Love handles are not attractive. You need to work on your obliques. When you are wearing a jeans, your jeans will not fit you because your side fat are too big. When you wear a dress, your side fat will show prominently and it will look odd. If you are tired of the ‘love handle’ problem, you are at the right place. There is no need for you to go to the gym and spend needless cash to get rid of love handles. We have some really effective exercises for you. You can easily do them at home. Our suggestion is to do them when television commercials are going on. This way you will be able to do it more often and will also get better results. There is no need of dumbbells. This can be done at home without any equipment. Take a look!
Here Are The 6 Great Home Exercises To Reduce Side Fat
1. Russian Twists
This is an easy exercise. It is surely better than the crunches. This one focuses on reducing your obliques and love handles. In order to do this exercise, you need to sit on the ground. Make sure your back is straight and your feet should be extended in front of you. Now bend your knees. Next step is to keep your feet flat on the floor and your knees should be slightly bent. Bend back slowly in this position. Your back should be less than 90 degrees angle. (The Russian twist exercise is done using a medicine ball. However you can do it with your body weight too.) When you bend back, you need to create a V shape with your thighs and torso. Clasp your hands together and throw your arms straight out right in front of your chest. Now its time to do the twist. Rotate your arms to the left side. Make sure your arms are parallel with the floor. Return to starting position and then rotate your arms to the right. Do this at least 10 times. Beginners should do 2 repetitions and once you get used to it, you can do 4 repetitions.
2. Side Planks
Anybody can do the basic plank position and hold it for 30 seconds. Now let us make it a little fancy for you. We want you to perform a side plank which is a sure shot way of reducing love handles. This only needs body weight. Start off with a side plank. How to do it? Your left arm should be on your hips and your right elbow should be supporting you. Your body should be straight. Hold this position for about 40 seconds. If you can do 60 seconds, it will reap better results. Now repeat this on the other side. Your left elbow should be supporting you and right should be on your hips. You can do this 5 times with 2 repetitions.
3. Plank Up-Downs
This is an easy exercise. It will not only help you to get rid of love handles but also work on your upper body. It is also good for your arms. First, get into a plank position. Your arms should be straight just beneath your shoulders. Pull your abs in and squeeze your butt. Start with one arm and lower it down in plank position. Place the other arm after one arm is down. Move back to the fully extended plank by using one arm at a time. Keep your core tight.
4. Standing Trunk Twist
This exercise is very good for your obliques/love handles. All you need to do is to stand with your knees slightly bent and your feet should be at shoulder width. Throw your arms in front of you. Your palms should not be facing. It should look like you are about to push something. Now twist your torso to the right till your face and your hands are facing the opposite direction. Now twist towards the left side. Make sure your arms punch in the air.
5. Standing Broom Twist
Yes, you heard that right! You need a regular broom to perform this exercise. It will help you get rid of your love handles real fast. It is almost like the standing truck twist but you need a broom for this. This will literally attack your love handles and in no time, they will vanish. Stand with your feet parted. Feet should be placed shoulder width. Now place the broom behind your head. Place it on your back just behind your neck. The center of the broom should be placed on your back. In order to support your arms, you wrap your arm around the ends of the broomstick. Keep your core tight and start twisting from right to left. Make sure your eyes are looking forward and your torso should bend as far as possible. Your head should also be moving with your torso. Your shoulders should be rotating at 90 degree angle. When you twist the right way, you will feel the burn in your love handles. It will work wonders! Do 20 of these and 2 repetitions.
6. The Classic Crunch
Go easy with this one because crunches can be painful at first. However no gain without pain. Crunches are really effective. They can help you to get rid of side fat really fast. You can do it at home or even when you are out in the garden. These days people workout at parks without caring what others think.This will work your waist and your obliques will get trim and nice in a short period of time.How to do it? Begin by lying down on the floor with your face up and your knees bent. Your feet should be flat on the ground. Please use a yoga mat! Curl the shoulders towards your pelvis. Your hands should be behind the neck. You can also keep your hand crossed over your chest. For beginners, do 30 crunches. For those who have been doing it for a while can perform 50 crunches.
Now you know the secret to reduce side fat. Once you start doing these workouts, they will vanish in no time. You will see excellent results if you do these workouts in the right way. Always warm up before doing these exercises. You can also add 30 minutes of walking in your schedule. Also, you need to take a balanced diet. Eat clean and stay healthy.