What exercise should I do to get rid of “love handles”?
Before I start I’m going to challenge you to think beyond the “calories in/calories out” model of how 99.9% of trainers handle this question by offering the following information:
According to Charles Poliquin, one of the most respected professionals in strength training, research is now pointing to the idea that specific hormones drive fat storage in specific places.
According to his program “Biosignature Modulation” (which I have studied), there are 12 specific receptor sites on the body, and fat in those areas gives us clues on how the individuals hormonal profile.
Having said that, the area you refer to is a test site called the “Suprailiac” and this area determines insulin sensitivity.
If an individual is building fat deposits in this area, she or he likely has an issue with processing carbohydrates and would require a reduction in simple sugars, alcohol and processed carbs (white bread, cookies).
So, in answer to your question, it’s not exercises that will help you, but a shift in your diet. I have seen this research and employed this method and can say it works wonders. Good luck!
How should someone completely out of shape begin fitness?
Start with an activity you like doing, and add it in frequency as your condition improves. I would suggest you never ever force yourself to do something you don’t enjoy as this literally programs your mind to dislike exercise.
From here build up to an activity that strengthens your muscles 2–3 times per week and take about 20 minutes a day for light cardio.
Also, it is well known in the fitness world that the way you look is a function of your diet more than anything. Best of luck!
How can I stop negative feelings and start working when I want to give up on myself?
It sounds like you need to have some compelling reasons to improve your physical fitness. Consider all the areas of your life that would improve if you were healthy and full of energy. Those areas could be:
(1) Your work
…and so on. Then list at least 20 reasons on how each area improves. Review this every day.
This exercise will literally program your mind to like working out. Best of luck!
What are some good asanas and exercises for my posture fixing routine? My goal is to open up my chest/neck so that I can breathe good (for prana absorption).
Yoga as a system will generally fix most posture issues 🙂
With regards to opening up the chest and neck I highly recommend back-bending postures such as camel, dancer’s pose, baby cobra and upward dog.