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If you're not in love with your muffin top, use this easy guide to amp up your cardio to burn those fat pockets and sculpt the muscles that lie beneath.
FROM EVERYDAY HEALTH
By Madeline R. Vann, MPH
Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH
They’re called cutesy names such as muffin tops and love handles, but let’s
face it, no one loves the roll of flab that pops over the waistband of your
jeans and ruins the sleek line of fitness clothes, clingy sweaters, and
“Love handles are one of the most common reasons people exercise and hire a personal
trainer,” observes certified trainer Jason Keigher
CSCS, CPT, who works with clients in New York City. It’s often after an ab workout consisting of thousands of crunches that
frustration finally leads people to get help from a fitness
“Most people think that doing crunches will get rid of love
handles, but they are misinformed,” Keigher says.
When done properly, crunches do tone muscles, but the problem is, love handles don’t contain an ounce of muscle. They're
fat, and to burn fat you need a healthy diet and a rigorous cardiovascular
program, he explains.
Work your body correctly, and you
will certainly see results, says Sylvia Nasser, a certified personal trainer on
Long Island, N.Y. Read on to learn how to trim the fat.
Rid of Love Handles: Your Strategy
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