The Right Exercises to Sculpt It
Everyone wants a sexy six pack, and getting your love handles right is a big part of that.
The muscles that shape your love handles are your obliques. If you can burn enough fat from your midsection, you can really make your obliques pop. And with the right exercises, you’ll shape and tone your love handles enough to see the ab results you’ve been dreaming of.
Today we’re going to look at the single most effective exercise for getting sexy love handles. You may be surprised to hear this, but just a simple twist on the squat can do wonders for your obliques.
Here’s what you need to do…
The Best Exercise for Sexy Obliques
Squats are great total body exercises. Not only do they challenge your lower body, but they also do a great job at targeting your core muscles, including your lower back, abs, and obliques.
But there’s a simple way to boost the impact on your love handles. And all it takes is a dumbbell, it’s called the offset squat – view the exercise here.
What you need to do is find a dumbbell of medium weight – one that is a little challenging to lift, but that you can hold easily just above your shoulder without staggering or straining your back. If you’re a beginner, I’d recommend a 10-15 pound dumbbell. If you’re a little more advanced, something closer to 25 pounds or so would be best.
Hold the dumbbell with one hand at your side. Get into a traditional squat stance, with your feet at shoulder width apart and planted firmly on the ground. Allow for a slight bend in your knees, and keep your back straight.
Lift the dumbbell just above your shoulder, bending your elbow, so that the dumbbell is almost resting on your shoulder. Holding it in place, lower into a squat, making sure your knees don’t move past your toes and you’re not arching your back.
The goal throughout this move is to not allow your body to bend to the side with the weight. By fighting this resistance, you’ll be engaging your obliques on the opposite side. As I mentioned, your core muscles really feel the burn from squats. By adding the weight on one side, you’re just focusing that work onto your obliques. Simply perform the squat as normally, holding the dumbbell in place.
Perform 10-15 reps on one side, take a 30 second rest, and repeat on the opposite side. Try to hammer out 3 complete sets on each side for optimal results. Not only will you exercise your obliques, but you’ll also be giving your abs and lower body a great workout.
Looking for more exercises that target your love handles?
Want to take things to the next level with a complete oblique workout? Start with this squat, and then finish off with these 3 other killer oblique exercises:
- 3 sets of Oblique Crunches on Stability Ball (view exercise)
- 3 sets of Russian Twist on Stability Ball (view exercise)
- Side Plank for 30-60 seconds per side (view exercise)
Fit this workout into a complete abdominal routine, and you’ll see sexy six pack results in no time.
And don’t forget to get your diet right. Remember, healthy eating is half the battle when it comes to your waistline and love handles. For best results, check out my Six Pack Abs Diet. For additional tips, also check out my Ultimate Fat Loss Diet Plan.
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