While majority percentage of women are dying to have a tiny, slimmed waistline, only few of them are doing it right and getting their desired results.
The mistake made by most women is that they do a part of it leaving out the other part. Diet alone will not give the slim waist you crave for if it is not accompanied by the right workout to complement it.
You should note not just any exercise work for slimming waist. Long, slow cardio and ab-focused exercises are not really ideal for a slimmer waist. Combining the right mix of exercises will increase your metabolism and target your right core muscles which help in making your waist slimmer.
Below are some of the exercises that do the trick to your waist.
The plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core because it builds isometric strength to help sculpt your waistline and improve your posture. To really engage the core, make sure that you squeeze your glutes (butt muscles) and keep your body straight while doing this exercise. Contract your glutes to create a posterior tilt of the hips which will activate your abdominal muscles to a greater degree.
The burpee, or squat thrust, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. The basic movement is performed in four steps.They virtually work every muscle groups in your body and if you throw a push up, this exercise will exhaust you even more, which is really great for your body. Do these as part of your metabolic circuit routine or during a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout
- Bicycle Crunches
Lying with back a mat, move your right elbow and left knee toward each other while straightening your right leg (dont let it touch the ground). Draw your right knee back up and immediately move your left elbow and right knee toward each other while straightening your left leg. Continue to move continuously, as if pedalling a bicycle.
- Side Planks
Turn onto your right side with your legs extended and your feet and hips resting on the ground and stacked on top of each other. Place your right elbow directly under your shoulder to prop up your torso, and align your head with your spine. Gently contract your core and lift your hips and knees off the floor; this strengthens your sides and deep ab muscles. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds, gradually working up to a minute, and return to the starting position. Roll onto the other side and repeat.
- Ball Rollouts
Strengthen your abs and obliques by sitting on a large ball with your feet flat on the floor. Walk your feet forward, letting your entire back rest on the ball and keeping your thighs parallel to the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and slightly tuck in your chin. Contract your abs and exhale as you raise your torso about 45 degrees. Pause, then lower, inhaling as you go. If you feel unstable, move your feet farther apart.
- Hip Thrusts
The Hip Thrust is a glute exercise designed to improve your strength, speed and power. It strengthens your muscles and shapes your glutes, thereby improving your curves and makes your waist appear smaller.