Melt off your love handles on the treadmill

March 4, 2013

The love handles, located on our sides, are likely one of the hardest areas to target and really burn fat. Home gym equipment is a great way to stay in shape, tone your body and even melt off those stubborn pockets of fat. You just have to know how to do it! Fitness treadmills allow you to create a workout especially made for burning fat and trimming your love handles. Women’s Fitness explained that cardio machines that work the whole body, like treadmills, are the best cardio equipment to help you lose your love handles and tone up. Here are a few things to keep in mind next time you hop onto the treadmill:

Stay in the fat burning zone
In order to shed those pounds, you’ll need to get your body into the fat burning zone. This will depend on your weight, height and heart rate. According to Women’s Fitness, the fat burning zone is around 60 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. All of TRUE’s home treadmills are equipped with heart rate technology called TRUE HRC Cruise Control. This makes it simple to stay at a steady heart rate and allows you to lock into your target. Once it is entered, your speed will automatically adjust throughout the duration of your workout, helping you to stay right in the fat burning zone!

Vary your workouts
Just because you’re working out on a treadmill doesn’t mean that you have to keep up with the exact same workout regimen. Try a variety of programs like hill training and interval training to keep your body guessing and get you on your way to burning off excess fat. TRUE’s treadmills have a wide array of preset workout programs, making it easy to keep a variety and not get bored with your workouts. Try sprinting for 30 seconds, then giving yourself a minute of rest, then going back to sprint mode. Do this for about four minutes. According to Yahoo, this four minutes of hard work on the treadmill will kick your body into the action of burning stubborn fat.

Use the incline
Walking on a flat surface may suffice, but by increasing the elevation on your treadmill, you can amp up the intensity of your workout. Your heart rate will elevate, causing you to work harder. As a result, you burn more calories. You can opt to set the incline at a variety of levels for a more interesting exercise regimen.