The Top 5 Love Handle Exercises

1. Disappearing "Love Handle" Card Trick

To do this card trick…
  1. Get 3 chairs…
  2. A deck of cards & then…
  3. Play the video below…
This works! My son and I have been doing this every day for a week and it (along with the other videos) is already showing in our energy levels and overall performanceSwanson Lisa
Try the 37 minute love handle workout below…

2. Sledgehammer Workouts

Sledgehammer workouts are undoubtedly the #1 exercise/workout you can do to get rid of your love handles because…

If you do not have a sledgehammer you can use a broomstick or a baseball bat instead and To really get rid of your love handles doing sledgehammer workouts…

Just do up to SIX 10-to-30 minute sledgehammer workouts per week.

3. Overhead Sidebend With Broomstick

4. Wood chop

When you're doing the wood chop exercise it's very important that you initiate the movement from your waist (your oblique muscles) and you want to use your upper body as little as possible so if you ever catch yourself bending your arms way too much as you twist to complete the wood chop…

Then that's a sign that you are using too much weight making your love handle/oblique workout ineffective now on the other hand… it's okay to slightly bend your elbows as you are doing the wood chop but to get a better workout…

5. Tae-Bo Love Handle Exercise

This is an exercise that I borrowed from Billy Blank's Tae-Bo that I found to be a very good love handle exercise &…

Now Here's the honest truth about getting rid of your love handles…

With the exception of doing a sledgehammer or tae-bo workout…

There really is not ONE Magical exercise that will get rid of JUST love handles on its on because To truly get rid of love handles…

Doing those oblique or love handle exercises may help your waistline look slimmer as you firm up your obliques but you're going to still have to lose weight all over your body to truly get the slim waistline you want so…

When can you expect to get rid of your love handles…

The answer to that depends on how overweight you are and you can generally expect to lose 10 pounds every 4-to-6 weeks on a solid weight loss plan so generally speaking…

You could be looking at 4 weeks up to 6 months to get rid of your love handles completely and you also need to remember that your belly fat is usually last to go so…

As you are losing your arm, face, hip & thigh fat don't be discouraged and keep doing what're doing to lose weight as your belly/love handle fat will also eventually be burned off.

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Do you recommend waist trainers (everyday wear and/or during workouts)? If so, what kind? Are they effective?

October 13, 2015

Adrian Bryant


October 14, 2015


The 37 min love handle workout, messed up my back pretty bad for a couple days, so I don't think the broom, and the card workout will work for me. Also I'm scared to try the sledgehammer because that may hurt my back too. Do you have any other videos or workout I could do to get rid of my love handles?

February 28, 2015

Adrian Bryant

you mean you were sore? you only need to do that workout 1-2 times per week or even ONCE every 2 weeks is fine but yes... there are other love handle workouts listed on this page

February 28, 2015


I did it once and no it wasn't sore, it was in a lot of pain like it hurt to lay down, and to bend over. I may have twisted too much when I did the 37 min video, but I did exactly what you were doing.

February 28, 2015

Adrian Bryant

still sounds like genral soreness to me but like I said... you only need once a week or even ONCE every 2 weeks of this is just fine and the main thing to lose belly fat including love handles is diet and exercise. see this again

March 01, 2015


I know you were saying that it could take up to 4 weeks to six months to lose love handles and I've already lost 10 pounds and I'm 120 now, and I still have chunky love handles. How much weight do I need to lose and what are the best exercises to do for these chunky love handles? Also I'm 5'4 and 20 years old.

February 21, 2015


Is this the only exercise I do? And do I do the full 37 mins? Also how many times a week?

I just like to have a good schedule.

February 21, 2015

Adrian Bryant

do the 37 minute 1-2 times per week along with use this workout and this diet

February 21, 2015


Okay thank you Adrian. Do you know how much more weight I should loose doing these exercises? like i stated about I'm 120, and 5'4.

February 22, 2015

Wolf Rage

sir, what is the best exercise for front bigger shoulder

November 15, 2014

Adrian Bryant

for front delts almost any pressing or pushing exercise will work so overhead and bench pressing, dips and etc. willl do the trick

November 15, 2014


Hi Adrian,
Are there any specific work outs that target just the waist. I am shaped like a board and want to look more hour glass like. My natural waist is 27 I would like to get it to 26 by working out maybe turning it to lean muscle?

April 01, 2014

adrian bryant

what is your weight and height now?

April 01, 2014


I'm in the same boat as her. I'm 5'11 and 175.

May 14, 2014


You have a lot of info.. owever, I do not see a smaller waist tab on here at all. please inform me if I have over look.. GREAT INFO anyways

January 08, 2014

Adrian Bryant

smaller waist = losing belly fat so go here to lose belly

January 09, 2014

Suzanne uk

I would like to get rid of the fat on my obliques and stomach so I'm going to look into your weight loss programme but I still want my bum hips and thighs. How can I maintain/get a bigger bottom half and get a smaller top half(small waist flat stomach)?

November 09, 2013

Adrian Bryant

please see this

November 09, 2013


hi,i was sick for many years and whenever I do little exercise I loose weight on my face, thighs and hips first,i am thick but not fat, befor being sick I was very curvy I would like 2 firm up and be curvy againand lift my boobs alittle.

September 14, 2013

Adrian Bryant

have you seen this

September 14, 2013

Helen London UK

Thanks Adrian, what a great resource you've put together. I can get lost in it for hours (whilst doing side leg lifts of course!)

September 07, 2013


Hello Adrian,

First of all, thanks for putting up this great website! It has been a week since I started using your website workouts. I must say that your reasoning behind morning workouts to speed up metabolism is so true. Since I started working out in the morning, my metabolism has increased tremendously. I had a question about the "Overhead Sidebend With Broomstick". I am a bit confused about the reps that are to be performed. So in your video you did 2 on either side, followed by 4 on either side, 6 on either side and finally 8 on each side. Was this a one single set of 8 reps that you showed in the video. So I can perform 2 to 4 sets per week to shed my love handle fat.


May 19, 2013

Adrian Bryant

the video is just one of many variations you can do but in general... you want to do 2-to-4 sets of 8-to-20 reps EACH SIDE

May 19, 2013


Hi , I have had neck fusion and cadaver transplant5 months ago.I am trying to find a safe lovehandle excercise that I will be able to do ?? Any sake suggestios would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks Lori

April 09, 2013

Adrian Bryant

are you trying to lose your love handles? I'm guessing you are so in that case there really isnt ONE exercise to do to JUST lose love handle fat and the best thing you can do is to lose weight all over by Using any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here

April 09, 2013


Hello Adrian I 45 years young I've had 4 children I'm 5'2" and 110lbs. I just want to tighten, tone, firm and lift like get rid of the little tiny belly pooch, loose 1 inch of love handless, get rid of the flabby arms I'm beginning to get, and get a perky tighter bigger butt and get back the boobs I lost from nursing the babes. I have put together a program from your exercises for all of these areas but I don't really need to loose any weight so how can I maintain my weight and still achieve the results I desire.

April 01, 2013


hello, i'm 15 years old, am 5foot 4 and weigh around 140 pounds. i really want to get down to 120 pounds by the end of may, so i slim for summer. my love handles are pretty big and i want a tighter stomach, also my thighs are heretically big. any suggestions??

March 26, 2013


I am 20 years old, 5'7", and 176. I started at 192 almost 2 months ago. I am striving to look perfect in my two piece at the beach which is now only 3 weeks away. I am doing everything. I exercise everyday, alternating between 1 hour and 30 min workout days. I love to exercise and always have. I do 30 min cardio everyday. On my hour days, i add in 30 minutes of strength training with your workouts for bigger butt and firmer arms. I increase reps or weights everyday. I only eat like 700 calories a day of lean cuisines .and grain bars. I drink 5 bottles(16.9oz) of water a day. I feel great and lmy body looks great, all except the love handles! My stomache is flat, my butt has always been big, but now its more toned and lifted. My breast have always been big but they are starting to lift. My thighs are toned. I used to weight train do my arm muscels are already big and im starting to tone them up more. Why are the love handles stillhere though? How can i get rid of them in 3 weeks, im ready for what ever challange!

March 19, 2013

Adrian Bryant

they may not go away in 3 weeks because usually as you lose weight your belly and love handle fat are the last to go so hang in there and keep on losing and then finally your last 10 pounds will come from your belly

March 19, 2013


what are exercises that i can do at my home. i don't have any machines my age is 17 years and 11 months my weight is 59 kg

March 07, 2013

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