Why do they call them love handles? Nobody loves them! Many people, especially men want to ditch the love handles and firm up. This is the fat that can hang down from off the side of the stomach. This is a popular request right now in my personal training biz with Toronto already starting to see an early appearance of summer. We've already had shorts and t-shirt days!
The bad news is that you just can't get rid of the love handles, otherwise known as spot reducing. The good news is that you can begin your fitness journey by losing weight and toning every part of the body, including pulling a Houdini on those unloved handles, and making those suckas disappear.
While you are lifting weights (with your personal trainer, perhaps. Wink wink) and getting in regular cardio there are abdominal strengthening exercises that can be added into the routine to increase definition in the obliques, and help firm and tighten that troublesome area:
-Weighted Side Bends
-Alternating Side Crunches
-Side Crunches on a Ball
Of course, a big factor in losing love handles is by watching the diet and by trying to regularly add new healthy food into daily meals. With a consistent physical effort, combined with a balanced diet, you could be ready for the beach in time for July!