10 Exercises to get rid of your love handles

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 02, 2014

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Trying to lose the love handles but can't find the perfect exercise? These exercises can help you lose your love handles easily at the comfort of your home.
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    Love Handles

    Hate that stubborn belly fat on the sides that never leaves you? Here are the best exercises that can help you easily lose that side belly fat, commonly called the love handles. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

     

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    Plank

    One of the simplest exercise to lose your love handles. Lie face down on a mat with your palms flat on the floor. Slowly push yourself off the floor, so that now you rest on your toes and elbows. Keeping your back completely straight, tilt your pelvis to contract the abdominal muscles. Hold for as long as you can and repeat for 8-10 reps. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Crunches

    To start with lay flat on your back with your hands by your ears and raise your legs to a 90-degree angle. Now slowly, bring your left knee towards your chest and twist your right elbow to meet it. Repeat this with the other leg as well. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    High Plank from The Hands

    Get yourself into a push-up position and place your hands directly beneath your armpits and keep your legs straight. Make sure that your belly button is sucked up into your spine, creating a strong flat back. Hold the position for at least a couple of minutes. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Low Plank from Elbows

    Get yourself to a push-up position and place your elbows and forearms on the floor beneath your armpits and lift your body off the floor with your legs straight. Hold this position for one to three minutes. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

     

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    Deadlift

    Stay with your legs shoulder-width apart and slightly bend your knees into a squat position. Hold some weights in both the hands and slowly bring the weights in front of you with your arms forward and then take them back slowly. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Russian Twist

    Sit on the ground with your knees bended. Now slowly lean back slightly with a strong straight back and get into a comfortable position, contracting your ab muscles. Stretch your arms out in front of you and twist the torso from side to side. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Plank Knee Drive

    Once you are in a plank position, bring your right knee out and try to touch your right elbow. However make sure that you bring your body back into the original plank position before the drive in the next rep. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Side Plank Hip Dips

    To begin with get into a side plank position with your elbows touching the ground. Drop your hips to touch the floor as you inhale and exhale while bringing them back up. Perform 10 to 15 reps on each side. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Stability Ball Plank

    This is another version of the plank and makes use of a stability ball. Place your elbows and forearms on the stability ball. Once you get a comfortable balance, try to hold the plank position for two to five minutes. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

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    Bicycle Crunch

    To start with lay flat on your back with your hands by your ears and raise your legs to a 90-degree angle. Now slowly, bring your left knee towards your chest and twist your right elbow to meet it. Repeat this with the other leg as well. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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