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Workouts To Loose Love Handles

Feb 20, 2008
Man do I love the way the food I eat bundles up in flab around my abs. I love the handles around my midsection. Does anyone really believe that? No way. Stomach fat is bad for both our looks and our health. Yet strangely enough we have nicknamed that area of fat 'love handles'.

The term love handles came about as a slang term to refer to the fat around a persons abs. When one reaches around another person to hug or walk with them they can literally rest their arms on that fat. This term specifically refers to the fat around the sides of the abdominal muscles. Also referred to at times as a spare tire.

Abdominal fat is both a physical appearance and a health issue. As perhaps the most lethal fat, ab fat is a driving force behind heart disease, diabetes, and more. You may be one of the few people whose major concern when it comes to love handles is health related. But, most people want to know how to burn off love handles so they can look hot. After all hot tight abs are at the core of what the average person views as sexy.

So how do we develop tight toned abs and eliminate love handles from our body? Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy solution. You can't just pick a portion of fat to eliminate. There is no such thing as spot reduction of fat. Your fat belongs to your entire body. So whether it is the fat on your arms, on your legs, on your butt, or on your abs you have to look at it as a whole. And attack it as one large army not many different enemies.

Fat tissue is made up of fat cells. These fat cells are like plastic bags that hold a drop of fat. Excess energy is stored in the body in the form of fat cells called Adipocytes. This energy is stored and released when needed in the future. When you exercise or do anything else requiring this excess energy the adipocytes release fat into the blood stream. The problem with this is that you can not control which adipocytes release the fat. You can't tell the adiposities in the abs to release fat. The fat is released from adipocytes all over the body.

Understanding the functions of the body may be a little boring, but its important for you know. Once you understand these things you can be successful at developing the body of your dreams. With that knowledge you will no longer be at the mercy of the advertising machine. So maybe next time your up at 3am and that infomercial tries to sell you the latest ab gizmo you will be able to say no. That machine may tighten the ab muscles, but it will never be the answer to removing your love handles.

I hope by now you already know the answer. Learn how to burn fat all over your body and you will loose the love handles. Your unsightly flab consisting of doughnuts, pasta, fatty meats, cheese cake and more will begin to melt away. You are not far from being a physical specimen of supreme fitness.

There are 2 keys to your success. Perform full body workouts that raise your metabolic rate high enough to burn fat. These intense metabolism-boosting routines consisting of back, leg, and chest workouts will release fat burning hormones into your body. The second key is to follow a diet that gives you the proper portion of quality protein, carbs rich in fiber, and healthy fat.
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You now know that spot reduction is not possible. Its time to learn how to exercise and diet properly. Check out Ab Workouts for more information and don't miss out on the free report containing the keys to Losing Your Love Handles.
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