7 Simple Exercises to Tone Abs and Melt Love Handles

There’s nothing attractive about love handles, and most people would do the impossible to get rid of them. Well, we have a few great exercises for your “problem.” Add these exercises to your routine, and watch those love handles melt away.

1. Russian twists

Sit with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Keep your hands in front of you chest. Lean back at a 45-degree angle, and elevate your feet while engaging your abs. Twist your torso to the left and bring your hands to the right. Go back to the center and twist your torso to the left. Don’t put your feet down. Do 20 reps on each side.

2. Side planks

Lie on your side and support your body on the right forearm. Put your left hand on your hip and keep your body in a straight line. engage your core and elevate your hips. Hold in this position for 15-20 seconds. Switch sides and go for another 15-20 seconds.

3. Mountain climbers

Do a plank, and support your body weight on your hands and toes. Bring your right knee to the chest, then bring it back. Do it with your other knee until you do 20 reps.

4. Bicycle crunches

Lie on the yoga mat, and keep your lower back “glued” to the ground. Bend your knees, and keep your feet on the floor. Keep your hands behind your head. Bring your left elbow and right knee together and extend the other leg. Switch sides while rotating your torso. You should feel tension in your abs. Do 15 reps on each side.

5. Alternating lunges

Stand still then step forward with your left leg. Bring your body down until your knee is bent to a 90-degree angle. Push your right foot off he floor and go back to the original position. Switch legs and do 15 reps on each leg.

6. Vertical leg crunches

Lie on your back and keep your hands behind your head. Elevate your legs and keep your back flat. Curl your upper body towards the legs. Engage your abs. Once you bring your shoulders off the ground, make a break for a couple of secs. Do 20 repetitions.

7. Long arm crunches

Lie on the floor and keep your knees bent and your feet on the ground. Stretch your heads behind your head. Elevate your upper body while keeping your arms extended. Do 15 reps.

Which of these exercises works best for your body? You can do these at home and you don’t need any equipment.