How can I get rid of love handles?
- 02-17-2011, 08:58 AM
How can I get rid of love handles?
I am currently forward deployed to Afghanistan, so my diet is whatever i can get my hands on, I dont eat anything that might be too bad for me, but I'm not exactly in position to be picky. I order Protien from FitnessFirstUSA.com because they are the fastest shipping to deployed Marines. So I do have Syntha-6...my unit has a tent with dumbells up to 120lbs and a Barbell with plenty of weight with a good bench. I lift 5 days a week and cardio for 30 minutes every other day, even on days off. I have had love handles my entire life, it might be hereditary, I just want to get rid of them...can someone point me in the right direction. I appreciate all the help.
- 02-17-2011, 04:28 PM
Diet brah.strictly diet. Im the same way. Just do core work. Card and diet. Rome wasn't built in a day brahh
- 02-17-2011, 04:56 PM
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02-17-2011, 05:34 PM
02-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Love handles are not genetic in the sense that one is not powerless to get rid of them. It is, as you said, a matter of diet and leaning out.
However, your bodies preferrence for where and how it stores fat and what area's it sheds first or last is genetically influenced.
Sorry if I am splitting hairs, and feel free to correct me if I am inaccurate.
02-18-2011, 04:07 PM
I have three brothers - and when we lose fat - we always lose it the SAME way ... it comes off the same locations, in the same order, with about the same level of dieting and effort.
And the only way we lose the love handles is lose the fat everywhere else first - the "handles" are the last to give up the ghost - and they're the first to come back if we fall off the beaten track. I don't measure my BF - I just monitor the love handles - if I can see them even slightly - then I know it's time to regain "focus".
02-18-2011, 05:11 PM
Last edited by Rosie Chee; 02-18-2011 at 08:32 PM. Reason: Corrected typo.
02-18-2011, 06:22 PM
Awesome article, Rosie. I finally got my mom to start going to the gym, so I forwarded your article to her.
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02-18-2011, 06:32 PM
genetics (you cant change) - some people will NEVER get rid of love handles or below a certain % of bodyfat
diet- if your diet is off, you could end up losing muscle and staying the same bf
training- fasted training (am) supersets, short breaks, and SOME cardio are your friends
(try sprints, think sprinter not marathon runner) you want abs? dont be afraid to step up your training...
supplementation- caffiene green tea ephedra clen amp PEA geranium atd anabolics ect there are plenty of options that can help (although i wouldnt start this until your diet and training are in check)
then of course you could always just go get liposuction
02-18-2011, 06:37 PM
02-18-2011, 06:52 PM
im a big guy- just naturally i have thick bones, wide shoulders, thick legs and wide hips
great bodybuilding genetics as i can pack on muscle VERY easily- but can also pack on fat very easily- i have MINOR love handles and im at about 17.5% bf but when i get below 15 they go away
keep working at it
02-18-2011, 07:07 PM
02-18-2011, 08:29 PM
02-18-2011, 08:34 PM
02-18-2011, 09:38 PM
As to my other point, I stand corrected. However, there is a distinct tendency in my family for fat to be stored on the sides. I know this is anecdotal and not objective, nor am I making excuses. It is just something I have noted. (Damn, did not mean to open a can of worms LMAO)
02-18-2011, 11:58 PM
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