I’ve been following a rather detailed routine that works to rid you of your love handles. According to the experts you need to concentrate on three areas of your body to firm your mid-section and they are:
1) Healthy diet
2) Cardio-vascular and resistance training
3) Ab exercises
I know your thinking that’s three pretty big things but it’s the only way to truly make your body change.
Nutrition works hand in hand with a fitness regime. What’s the point of working hard in the gym if you’re going to eat fatty food all the time? You need food for energy and the right food can have real benefits to your body. So… Drink plenty of water, Eat five portions of vegetables and fruits per day and avoid fried foods, cheese and processed sugar.
I love running so for me Cardio-Vascular exercise is something I enjoy. But if you hate the idea of putting on your trainers try something different like a dance class or swimming. You should do 20-45 minutes of activities like walking, running, biking, or swimming daily 4-5 times per week.
Finally it’s over to the abs. The best for me are walking press-ups (this requires you to go from standing into a press-up, press and then get back up to standing, and do it all over again) or an advanced crunch (Lie on your back with your feet straight in the air. Keep your legs straight up in the air for the advanced crunches. Cross your hands over your chest and bring your elbows to your knees by flexing your stomach. Do not do if you have previous lower back injury – place feet on the floor).
It’s over to you to find out what works for you. Mix it up if you can’t stick to a set formula but do stick at it.
And remember that when you work your abs, you should also exercise your lower back to build balance in your torso.