There’s no such thing as quick, magical fixes for your trouble belly spots. If you’re looking for a legit way to whittle away your belly fat, pair the the following waist training exercise routine with some healthier eating.
How this workout works: Repeat the series below three times, resting for one minute between sets.
1. Side plank with twist
Get into a side plank position on your left forearm with your feet either stacked or staggered. Place your right hand behind your head and keep it there while you try to bring your elbow towards the floor. Be sure to contract your obliques during this motion. Raise back to starting position. Repeat for 15 reps, then switch sides.
2. Heel Touches
Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your arms by your sides. Crunch up by raising your chest towards the ceiling. From here, reach for your right heel with your right hand. Then reach for your left heel with your left hand. Continue alternating for a total of 15 reps per side.
Lie faceup on the floor with your legs and arms straight. Hold your arms straight above the top of your head. In one movement, simultaneously lift your torso and legs as if you’re trying to touch your toes. Lower your body back to the starting position. Continue until you’ve completed 15 reps on each side.
4. Oblique Crunches
Start by kneeling on your left leg with your right leg straight to the side. Place your left arm on the floor and your right arm behind your head. From here, crunch your obliques by bringing your right leg up towards your right elbow. Repeat for 15 reps, then switch sides.
5. Bicycle Crunches
Lie flat on the floor with your hands behind your ears. Raise your legs about 6 inches off the floor and bring your shoulders up, so that your arms are in a wide V. Next, use your abs to drive your right elbow toward your left knee, release, and then drive your left elbow toward your right knee. Continue alternating sides. Perform 15 reps for each side.
6. Bent-Knee Pilates Hundred
Lie on your back with your knees bent at 90 degrees, shins parallel to the floor (arms at your sides). Lift your head and shoulders. Inhale and pump your arms, palms facing down, 3 to 4 inches off the floor, 5 times. Exhale and pump your arms 5 more times. This is 1 breath cycle, or 1 rep. Repeat until you have completed 15 breath cycles.