the 11 Best Love Handle Exercises

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  1. Love Handle Card Trick
  2. Card Trick Workout
  3. Broomstick Side Bend
  4. Broom + Card Trick Workout
  5. Love Handle Crunches
  6. Wood Chop
  7. Partner Twist
  8. Tornado Ball
  9. Sledgehammer Workout
  10. Tae-Bo
  11. Suitcase Carry

Getting Rid of Love Handle Fat

Love Handle Card Trick

To lose your love handles at home… Get 3 chairs, a deck of cards and 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

Along with the video above ↑ → Go thru the 7 Steps below to make sure you do this love handle exercise correctly for a slimmer waist.

1. Rotate Waist

Rotate Waist

Start by ONLY rotating your waist or midsection first while keeping the rest of your body still.

2. Rotate Hips

Rotate Hips

Followed by rotating your hips while STILL rotating your waist.

3. Rotate Knee

Pivot Knee

Rotate or bend your knee while rotating your waist and hips.

4. Rotate Feet

Pivot Feet

Then rotate or pivot your feet.

5. This is Where You'll "feel it"

Feel it in love handles

Then keep rotating your waist, hips, knees & feet as far as you possibly can. At this point you'll feel it in your love handle area or obliques.

6. Place Card on Chair

place card on chair

After you can't possibly rotate your waist, hips, knee and feet anymore… Reach out as much as you can with your arm to place the card on the chair. This makes you rotate a little bit more at the waist for a better love handle workout.

end of love handle exercise

ONLY at this point you can slightly move your head, neck & shoulders to see the chair behind you.

7. Pause in the Middle

Pause briefly in the middle before repeating the same thing on the other side.

If you don't pause… You may accidently move other parts of your body like your head that needs to remain still or… You may go out of order and start to reach with your arms before rotating your waist, hips, knees and feet.

Do 1 of these 4 things once this exercise gets too easy

  1. Put the chairs further back behind you.
  2. Put the chairs closer together.
  3. Use 1 chair directly behind the chair you're sitting on.
  4. better love handle workout
    When you're not "feeling it" anymore in your love handle area… Put the chairs in a position that makes you rotate your waist more.
  5. Place the card on the opposite chair. For example, if you rotate to the left with the card in your right hand… Place the card on the chair to your right instead of the first chair on your left.

Love Handle Card Trick Workout



Broomstick Side Bend

When you do this love handle exercise,

overhead side bend

Broom + Card Trick Workout

Love Handle Crunches

Wood Chop

Do the wood chop exercise using almost the same exact steps in the love handle card trick exercise

Partner Twist

Tornado Ball Workout

The tornado ball, sledgehammer & tae-bo workouts are the only love handle exercises on this page that'll actually burn belly or love handle fat because they're both HIT fat loss workouts

The other love handle exercises on this page will ONLY firm up your love handle area making your waist look slimmer.

When using the tornado ball,

How to make a tornado ball

How to do a tornado ball workout

How to Make a Tornado Ball

Or Use a Tire

Sledgehammer Workout

The reason sledgehammer, tornado ball & tae-bo workouts are good love handle exercises is because you're using the muscles in your love handle area (your waist & hips) to generate enough power to swing.

Remember: Sledgehammer, tornado ball & tae-bo workouts truly get rid of love handles because they're HIIT fat loss workouts that burn fat all over your body (including belly fat). Other love handle exercises ONLY firm up your love handles while doing very little to actually burn off love handle fat.

If you don't have a sledgehammer,

Use a broom like in the video above ↑, use a tornado ball or a baseball bat.


The power you generate from all the punching and kicking in Tae-Bo, Boxing or any Martial Art workout comes from your hips, waist or your love handle area. So, you're firming up your love handles while burning fat all over your body.

Suitcase Carry

Carrying heavy objects in 1 hand will make the love handles or force the oblique muscles on the opposite side of your body to work hard to keep you from leaning over.

Do sets of walking 50-to-100 yards with something heavy in 1 hand (holding it out at your side) for a good love handle workout.

If you have to use your other arm to balance, not the arm holding the object, then whatever object or weight you're using is heavy enough to work the muscles in your love handle area.

To Truly Get Rid of Love Handles,

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How long will it take to lose love handles?

They Lost Their Love Handles

Although Paula & Samarth did the card trick, broom and toy snake love handle exercises… 99% of the reason they got rid of their love handles was because they went on 1 of these Free fat loss plans

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I weighed 200 pounds until I started doing your effective exercises like broom, toy snake and jumping jack workouts. When I hit the dreaded weight loss plateau, I started your intermittent fasting and the fat (like love handle fat) began melting away!Samarth Kagdiyal
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I did the Bed Sheet workout, the cards & broom. I did not know you had a diet plan. Thank you again. It's a good feeling that there are people who care about people and not the money.Paula Buckle

How to Hide Your Love Handles

While you're losing all your love handle fat… You can instantly hide your love handles with the 7 tips below.

1. Dark & Light

2. High Waist

Wear bottoms that come up higher on your waist near your belly button. Wearing bottoms near your hip area will only reveal your love handles more.

3. Not too loose or tight

Wearing anything too loose or baggy already makes you look big. Wearing clothes too tight will only draw more attention to your love handles. Solution: Wear clothes that aren't overly loose or almost skin tight.

4. Women → A

A Line type dresses keep your love handles out of site by starting out thinner at the top and then spreading out wider at the end.

5. Never Tuck In

See #3 again. Tucking in will only make your shirt tighter. Tighter clothes make love handles more visible.

6. Posture

Bad posture makes your belly fat and love handles more visible even if you're skinny → How to Perfect Your Posture

7. The Last Resort

You can wear compression or shapewear designed to hide love handles.

More Tips to Lose Belly Fat
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1-40 of 121 Comments

I had back surgery 8 months ago. iam 57 is this not recomended for me?

September 16, 2018

Adrian Bryant

probably not but if you goal is to lose belly and love handle fat then this here will get the job done

September 16, 2018


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


Hi Adrian,

I just found your website and love it. I am 35 and had a c-section almost 3 years ago. I am not overweight and if anything, I don't eat enough calories throughout the day, so my situation is not the average one. I am 5'11" and weigh about 150 lbs. My goal is to lose the pooch around my stomach and my love handles (never lost from the pregnancy). Since I am already a nice weight for my height, I don't want to lose too much weight from other areas of my body. What do you suggest?

Thank you so much,


February 07, 2013

Adrian Bryant

you probably need to do this to tighten up your abs along with the workouts on this page

February 07, 2013

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