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Dieting down to a smaller waist isn’t an easy process. It usually means taking in fewer calories than you use. Whatever means you use to burn these calories, you’ll have to do some form of abdominal exercise to get and keep a smaller waist. If not, chances are, you’re going to have some flab remaining on your waist.
Here I’m going to give you three of the best exercises to give you a smaller waist. You won’t need to go to a gym to do these exercises. You can do them anywhere.
To get the most out of any abdominal exercise, make sure to squeeze the abs while exhaling in the contracted position.
This exercise will target the muscles at the side (obliques). Tighter obliques will help get rid of the muffin top and give you a smaller waist. They will also target your lower abs, where loose skin generally accumulates after fast weight loss.
Three sets of 15 repetitions will do for this exercise. To get the most out of it, do each set to failure.
This is another exercise that’ll help give you a smaller waist. It’ll target the lower abs, but the upper abs will get some work as well.
Like the first exercise, make sure to squeeze at the top.
Planks are fairly easy to do. They’ll hit the underlying core muscles and help give you a smaller waist.
As you get stronger, you can hold this position for a longer period. If your core is weak, do the plank from the knees instead of the toes. As you get stronger, you can start doing them from the toes.
Combine these three exercises in one workout. You can do them in 20 minutes and they’re very effective. If you need something more intense, you can add abdominal roll-outs or hanging leg raises. Two of my favorite ab exercises. However those are more advanced and you’ll need equipment to perform those exercises.
Doing these exercises will help give you a smaller waist. They will also give you a stronger core. Make sure to add calisthenics or weights to your exercise program to help keep off the fat you’ve lost through dieting.