Oh the love handles. Why are they called love handles, does any body really love them?!! I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted and I had the tiniest waist. Ha! Not any more. I have to work if I want to stay slender in the mid-section. I blame my children for that. I want to dedicate a whole post to how to get great looking abs, but I’ll give the short story first. Most important is diet! Second is Cardio, and lastly is the actual excercise.
I’m sure everyone is really motivated to try these move after I tell you that! lol. Well you still have to work the muscle, even if it isn’t the most important thing to do. This is my favorite way to work my obliques!:
I’ve done a lot of different moves trying to hit this muscle and this combination is the best.
Start by balancing your hip on the ball and put your feet against something, for instance a wall or couch will work. With your arm at a 90 degree angle on the ball, raise your upper body from the ball and lower back down slowly. Do as many as you can! When you start to feel the burn, move on to the next move which is more advanced. With both arms behind head lift and lower your body until you can’t do anymore. The last move is the most advanced. With your arms still behind your head lift your body but add a twist at the end. When you start to feel the burn count down from 10. Switch sides and repeat! It may take 5 minutes to get through it, but these are great moves if your short on time. I like to do these after a quick run. Fridays run was a little over 6 miles:
I’m still getting used to running in the early morning, and I hope my body figures it out quickly.
I want to know, when is your favorite time to run?