GET RID OF THESE LOVE HANDLES!

GET RID OF THESE LOVE HANDLES!

Love handles sounds kind of cute but we don’t like them, right? The tight dress looks better on killer curves and you don’t want to suck in your stomach all night when you are out on a date. If you think that you need to do a hundred crunches a day, you are totally wrong. First of all you should do sets of 10-12 crunches and second, you need to know that this way you are only building up muscle but not burning that fat layer. I keep repeating myself but hey, this is good news because it is easier to change your menu plan than to move your ass to the gym: 80% of ABS are made in the kitchen.

Open your fridge, throw away everything that is no good for you and go shopping. Lots of greens, fruits, eggs, oatmeal and lean meat. Then make sure you do 50 minutes of cardio every damn day. I accept that some people can not spare that much time at once, they may split it in blocks of two or three. Walk to the office and back, run some errands over lunch time and you are done already.

If you cannot make it out of the house or if you want to burn some extra calories at home, here comes your cardio workout. Try to do 40 seconds of each exercise. If possible, pass to the next one without giving a break. Since this is a cardio program, you will get out of breath and this is normal. But if you feel dizzy or uncomfortable, immediately stop. Sit down, rest and drink a glass of water. Depending on your goals and condition, you can increase the time to 60 seconds for each exercise and you can do several rounds.

JUMPING JACKS Stand with your feet together and your hands down by your side. In one motion jump your feet out to the side and raise your arms above your head. Immediately reverse that motion by jumping back to the starting position.

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HIGH KNEES Stand with the feet hip width apart, looking straight ahead and arms hanging down by your side. Jump from one foot to the other at the same time lifting your knees as high as possible. The right elbow should touch the left knee, the left elbow the right knee. Touch the ground with the balls of your feet.

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CURTESY LUNGE Start standing with your feet hip width apart, and then, keeping your weight in your left foot, take a big step back with your right leg, crossing it behind your left leg. Slowly bend your knees and lower your body straight down until your front thigh is parallel to the floor, and both knees are bent at 90 degrees. Be sure to keep your abs drawn in and your back straight. As you lunge, keep your front knee right over your ankle and don’t let it roll in or out, your toes should point straight ahead.

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4 SWITCHFOOT + SQUAT Stand with your right foot in front of the left one, there should be a gap of about one foot in between them. Then simply switch so that your right foot is behind and the left one in front. After 4 switches, jump into squat ground position, your feet shoulder-with apart. Contract your abs and descend. It should feel like you are sitting back on a chair behind you. Keep your knees in line with your feet, don’t let them extend over your toes.

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