Despite a cute name, these handles are not something we like having. This is a name given to the surplus fat that hangs around the body and it does not feel or look good. And, what’s more, it does not only happen in overweight or obese people, but in slimmer individuals as well.
Though both men and women can develop them, women are statistically more prone. Therefore, if you want to put an end to this ugly hanging fat, make sure you check out the 12 powerful exercises presented below.
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While in a position for a pushup, keep the neck, back, buttocks, and legs in a straight line and tighten the core and buttocks. Lift one foot and drive the knee towards the chest and then tap the ground with your foot and go back to the primary position. Repeat the same with the other leg and do as many repetitions as you can in 10 minutes.
Lift and twist crunch
Lie on the back and place the hands behind your neck and elevate the head and twist the upper part of the body to one side. Bring your elbows to the opposite knee. Take a deep breath and go back to the starting pose. Extend one leg out as you continue and then alternative with each side and each leg.
While lying on the back, put the hands underneath the buttocks while your back is completely straight. Lift one leg and lower it back gradually and then start elevating the other leg simultaneously.
Begin with the pushup stance and as you do a pushup, elevate one leg off the floor and swing it to the right side and bend the knee. Touch the elbow with the knee and reverse the motion. Push upwards to the starting pose and do the same with the other leg. Make 5 repetitions with one leg per set.
While in standing position with the feet hip-width apart and the toes pointed outward, squat down and press the weight towards the heels and then go back up. During the exercise, the core needs to be tight, the buttocks squeezed, and the back straightened.
Take a standing position with the feet shoulder-width apart and then lower down until the palms touch the ground while flat on the floor. Kick the legs backward to get into pushup pose and make one pushup and then reverse the legs back into a squat position. Perform a jump to standing position. Do as many repetitions as you can in 10 minutes.
Hold a kettlebell with both hands and then bend at the hips’ creases and pull the kettlebell towards you and hike it between the legs. Swing it back up to chest level with the help of the glutes and legs. Repeat until you begin feeling tired.
Kettlebell front squats
Place the kettlebell into rack position and while standing, tighten the core and breathe in. Pull your hips down and keep the back straight and the chest and face up. At the bottom, make a short pause without losing air and then go back to the primary position and breathe out.
Hold one kettlebell close to the chest and pull the hips down between the legs until the hamstrings are on the calves. When you are at the bottom, make a short break and push the knees out with the elbows and go to the starting position.
One leg pushup
While in pushup position, lift one leg and keep it straight. The core and buttocks need to be tight. Do 5 repetitions per leg.
Your buttocks needs to be in front of a table or a chair and the hands placed shoulder-width apart. Bend the legs on the floor and straighten the arms while the elbows are bent. Begin lowering the body towards the floor and press with the arms back up to the beginning position.
While in standing position, bend your knees while hinging the upper body from the hips. Your hands need to be straight under the shoulders and then bend the elbows back while you lift a dumbbell towards the chest’s sides. Gradually, lower the dumbbell back to the primary position.