Get rid of love handles! They stick out of your jeans. They show through your shirts. They make you look twice as big as you are. They are ugly.
“Get rid of love handles” may be the clarion call for this day and age, yet it remains a tall order for most people. It is easier said than done, even for the majority who think that radical dieting and drastic exercise are the only means to achieving this dream.
Love handles are actually composed of a layer of fat that is deposited around a person’s midsection. They are especially visible on the sides over the abdominal external oblique muscles. The anatomic term for them is “oblique”.
By and large, it is believed that reducing fat in a single spot (in the oblique, for example) is impossible to achieve. Further, it is thought that the best way to get rid of love handles is through aerobic exercise, total body resistance training and healthy eating.
Rightly so, as aerobic exercise will help burn the fatty deposits in all areas of the body. Over the course of time, it will reduce fat levels around the love handles as well.
Rebounding on a mini-trampoline is one of the best ways to get rid of love handles. It diminishes fat deposits while it tones and builds muscles at the same time. It is simple, fun, de-stressing, convenient and easy on your body.
Doing the gentle bounce and the light jog on a rebounder will increase your body’s metabolism so you can lose fat and weight more effectively.
Still, there are exercises one can do on a rebounder to work on specific areas of the body.
To get rid of love handles, one can do the Twist. Jump on the rebound unit with your feet together and twist your body from side to side. This exercise will work your internal and external oblique muscle groups, where fat is generally stored.
Another exercise you can do to get rid of love handles is the Side Kick. To do this exercise, begin jogging and then alternately kick each leg to the side. This motion directly stresses the oblique, which tones and tightens them.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that in order to tone your middle and get rid of love handles, you also need to strengthen your back. This creates a balance in your torso and reduces the fat on your back.
Finally, the Back Kick is an excellent rebound exercise for your lower back. Do this exercise by jogging and then alternately kicking each leg to the back. Always remember that your back muscles and your abdominal muscles are interdependent on each other.
Take note, however, that not all rebounders are the same. It’s wise to invest in a top of the line rebound unit, such as David Hall’s Cellerciser®. This safe and effective exercise equipment will help you get rid of love handles.