Resistance Band Exercises for Love Handles

Getting rid of love handles is quite possible with the help of resistance band exercises. We have provided you with some exercises that will help you in achieving your goal. Have a look.
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Incorporating a resistance band into your regular workout regimen is probably more effective than doing freehand exercises without any support. This is best proved when you want to control your love handles. The tension imposed by the bands on your belly actually works on your love handles. The extra fat deposited around your belly starts lessening gradually and you will observe the difference within a month or so.
Exercising with resistance bands or exercise cables is a wonderful way to keep your body fit. However, you should know the right techniques of using this exercise equipment and how to balance your body with it. Initially, you might face some difficulties in managing the band, but once you get a hang of it, you will enjoy the moves. It's always advised to perform the exercises under the guidance of a fitness trainer to avoid any kind of injury to your health.
Love handles or the flab developed as result of accumulation of fat could be well managed with resistance bands. You should have a proper grip over the band because failure to do so might result in severe muscle pull. Perform the moves smoothly and avoid jerky motions as much as possible. Make sure that the tension put forth by the bands is exactly on your love handles or else all your effort will go in vain. You must practice holding your breath for at least twenty seconds because these anaerobic exercises assist in burning fat. We have explained you the most effective resistance band exercises for love handles over here. Let's find how useful they are.
1. Diagonal Wood Chop
  • Spread your legs till the width of your shoulder.
  • Loop the cable under your feet and extend your arms in the front.
  • Hold both ends of the resistant band with your hands.
  • Bring your hands near your left foot and raise the band.
  • Mimic the wood chopping motion and bring your hands down.
  • Repeat the same movement with your hands but by moving towards your right foot.
2. Tummy Tucking
  • Take your position on the floor. Sit and stretch your feet.
  • Loop the band around your feet and tauten it at your knees.
  • Hold both ends of the band and lie flat on your back.
  • Fold your legs at your knees and place your hands by your side.
  • Gradually raise your body without supporting it with your hands.
  • Hold your breath while bending forward and release it after lying down.
3. Single Arm Pull
  • Stand straight with your legs maintaining a width of your hips.
  • Raise the band on top of your head by stretching your hands.
  • Lower your right hand and stretch it in the front.
  • Your left hand will remain raised above your head.
  • Stretch the band and fold your right hand at your elbow and contract your belly muscles simultaneously.
  • Repeat the same with your left hand. Your hands should be folded at an angle of 90°.
4. Side Bend
  • Fix the band by attaching it to some heavy object on the ground.
  • Stand straight and grab both the ends of the band with your hands.
  • Put the tension of your body on the band and lean towards left.
  • Crunch your abdomen sideways while doing so.
  • Relax your body and rest for five secs.
  • Repeat the same move by bending towards your right.
5. Resting Crunch
  • Secure the band around the back of your chair.
  • Hold both handles of the band with your hands.
  • Bend your arms at an angle of 90°.
  • Lean your body forward while holding the band.
  • Try to lean at 45° angle or more. Hold your breath.
  • Release your breath after you get back to the resting i.e. starting position.
As a beginner you should make an effort to perform at least five moves everyday. Increase the duration of your workout once you get accustomed with the exercises. Most importantly, you have to also keep an account on your diet so that you achieve the benefits soon.