Although the term “love handle” attempts to create an adoring reference to the bulges of fat around the sides of your waistline, most people aren’t quite convinced that love is the right word to convey what they feel when they see them in the mirror. So, if you would like to love your handle-less midsection, here are the three best resistance band exercises to help you achieve this goal:
- Side Bends
To perform a side bend with resistance bands, simple stand on the band so your body is centered over the middle of it while holding each of the handles in your hands. Slowly bend to the right, feeling the resistance in the band on the left side of your body as you pull it up with you while leaning over and keeping your back straight as well as your head in line with your body. Do this 8 to 12 times before switching sides.
- Door Twists
Anchor the resistance band on a door at around shoulder level. Stand so your right side is closest to the anchor, at a distance necessary to make the band taut, and extend your arms in front of you. Slowly twist left at the waist until your arms are approximately 45 degrees from where they started. Hold for 1-2 seconds and then return to the beginning position. Do this 8 to 12 times before switching sides.
- Sword Sheath
To perform this midsection trimming move, simply anchor a resistance band high on a door and grab higher up on it so that you’re holding the bands in front of you as if you have a sword in your hands and are ready to swing it down. Now, pulling the band down and twisting slightly to your right, act as if you are going to put the sword in a sheath on your side. Do this 8 to 12 times before switching sides.
Do these three exercises with your resistance bands and your love handles will start to disappear. What exercises do you do that work your love handles? Share them below so that others can do them too!