We all know that those spare tires or so-called ‘muffin tops’ are the result of sweets, beer, and fast food that we enjoy so much. All of these excess calories have been deposited as fat in the tissues around your waist. It is time to do something about it and we are going to help! Get ready to learn about the best 14 exercises to slim your waist.
14 Exercises to Slim Your Waist
It is true that you need to drink a lot of water and eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables on a regular schedule, but there is no doubt that exercise is essential for keeping your figure. If you are ready, here are the exercises that will help you slim your waist in just a few weeks. Choose a group of 7 exercises each day and warm up before starting so that you prevent injuries. Remember that you will need to do them frequently to get what you want and always wear comfortable shoes!
Exercise #1: Abdominal Twists
- Standing up, with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands on your hips, twist your upper body left and right, keeping your back straight. Do 30 repetitions.
- Next, lift your arms chest high with your fists closed and do slightly stronger twists. Repeat 30 times.
- Lastly, in the same position as before, do 30 twists by stretching the corresponding to each side alternatively.
Exercise #2: Side Twists
- Standing up, with your legs shoulder width apart and your hands on your neck, do lateral twists to one side and the other 30 times.
- In the same position, stretch your arms above your shoulders with your arms crossed and let them fall to the side while trying to touch the ground. Come back to the first position and do the same movement towards the other side. Repeat 30 times.
Exercise #3: With a Bar
- Use a medium sized bar to do this exercise
- Put it behind your shoulders while you hold it with your hands on either end
- With your feet shoulder width apart, do strong twists with your back straight to get rid of those spare tires
- Repeat 50 times
Exercise #4: Side Twists With a Bar
- Standing up, with your feet shoulder width apart, hold the bar horizontally above your head
- Do side twists while holding the bar
- Repeat 50 times
Exercise #5: Abdominal Bends
- Standing up, with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands on your neck, bend your body forwards while trying to touch the tips of your toes and then return to the first position. Repeat 15 times.
- It doesn’t matter if you can’t do this at first. Over time, your flexibility will increase
Exercise #6: Abdominal Bends
- Do the same exercise as before but with your legs wider this time. Bend forward to try to touch one ankle and then the other. Do 15 repetitions.
Exercise #7: Bent Leg Twists
- Sitting down with your legs bent and your back straight, twist while keeping your arms at chest height. Do 50 repetitions. This exercise is amazing for your waist and abdomen.
Exercise #8: Crossed Leg Twists
- The position of your legs influences this exercise. This time, it is necessary to sit down with your legs crossed and your arms at chest height. Do 50 twists while keeping your back straight and your gaze forward
Exercise #9: Working Your Waist on the Ground
- Lay on one side with your legs slightly bent
- Put your hands on your neck and avoid pulling on it. Lift your abdomen sideways 15 times
- Then, do the same exercise but this time, lift your bent legs laterally. 15 repetitions.
- Lastly, lift your abdomen laterally and keep both legs extended. 15 times
- Do these exercises on the other side as well.
Exercise #10: Working Your Waist on the Ground with Legs
- Laying on one side, extend your legs and put the arm that’s on the ground in front, well supported, and put the other on your neck. Lift your abdomen laterally and the leg on top 15 times.
- Repeat the exercise, but bend your leg laterally this time and lift it up. Try to touch your knee. 15 repetitions.
- Repeat the exercises on the other side.
Exercise #11: Abdominal-Waist Exercises
- Lay down on your side with your legs slightly bent and twist your abdomen until your back is supported on the ground
- Put your hands on your neck and lift your abdomen 15 times. You will be working the abdominal and neck muscles
- Put your legs on the other side and repeat the exercise
Exercise #12: Move Your Legs
- Lay down face up, with your hands supported on both sides of your body, slightly bend your legs and twist them to one side and the other, while keeping them together and without touching the ground, 15 times. Rest for 5 seconds and repeat the exercise.
Exercise #13: Another Combination
- Laying face up, with your hands on your neck and your legs extended, bend your legs alternately and lift your abdomen while trying to touch your left and right knee alternatively. Do this 15 times. Rest for 5 seconds and repeat the exercise.
Exercise #14: The Worm
- Lay on the ground with your legs extended and put both hands on your neck (without supporting them so that you don’t hurt your neck vertebrae)
- Lift your abdomen and keeping your chest off the ground and return to the first position. The more you lift up, the more fat you will burn. Do 15 repetitions, rest for 15 seconds, and repeat.
We hope this article has been useful. To conclude, we will give you some tips that will help prevent your waist from getting bigger:
- Avoid being overweight
- Limit your consumption of foods high in sugar and fat
- Avoid wearing tight clothing that squeeze your hips because they tend to misshape your figure
- Dancing can help slim your waist