Are you tired of struggling to achieve a small waist? Look no further! With these effective and easy-to-do exercises, you can tone your waist in no time. Plus, there’s no need for expensive gym memberships or diet products – all you need is a little bit of space at home.
Before we dive into the specific exercises, keep in mind that incorporating cardio into your routine can enhance your weight loss plan. So, let’s get started on achieving that incredible small waist you’ve always wanted.
1. Static Obliques
Start by lying on your side. Then, spread your legs out and bring them together, one on top of the other.
Next, raise your legs a few inches off the floor, hold that position for a few seconds, and then lower them back down.
Do 10 reps of the exercise, and then switch sides. For best results, tighten your upper abdominal muscles.
Repeat 10 times on each side.
2. Abdominal oblique tapping
Lay on your back on a hard surface with your hands on your neck.
Raise yourself up and reach across to the opposite calf with your right hand.
Switch sides and repeat the process.
Do four sets of 10 reps on each side.
3. Elbow Knee Side Plank
Put yourself in a side plank, with the forearm on the ground.
Then, bring the elbow of the arm you aren’t holding up to your knee. Then reach that arm over your head and leg. That is a repeat.
Perform 15 reps on each side.
4. Double leg raise
As a starting position, lie on the floor with your legs raised and your hands behind your head. Take a deep breath.
Lower your legs slowly as far as you can without touching the floor.
Then bring your legs back to where they were at the beginning.
Repeat ten times
5. Medicine Ball Russian Twists
Sit on the floor, raise your feet off the ground, and slightly lean back. It’s important to maintain balance while in that position.
Stretch your arms out in front of you and twist your body to one side and then the other.
A complete turn is a left turn followed by a right turn.
You can do it with a medicine ball to make it harder.
Repeat this exercise ten times.
If you want to make it harder, you can do this exercise with a medicine ball or dumbbell.
6. Plank hip twist
Put your forearms on the floor in a plank position.
From a plank position, twist your body to one side and bring your hips close to the ground.
Go back to where you started and do the twist on the other side. That’s a repeat.
Repeat this exercise ten times.
7. X crunches
Lay on your back on the floor, put your arms above your head, and spread your legs apart. On the floor, your body should look like an X.
Get up and reach out with your right hand to touch your left foot.
Go back to where you started.
Do the same thing, but this time use the other arm and foot.
Go back to where you started. This is a repeat.
Do 10-15 repeats on each side.
8. Boat Crunches
Deeply inhale as you lift your chest and legs off the ground.
The arms should be in a straight line with the ground. Legs raised, trunk tilted back.
Keep your eyes looking forward to help your body stay straight.
Hold this pose while you take 10 deep breaths in and out.
Do this pose five times with a 15-second break between each time.
9. Crunches in a triangle
Start by kneeling on your right knee, putting your left leg out to the left side, putting your left palm flat on the ground, and putting your right hand on the back of your head.
Do a sit up by bringing your left knee to your left elbow.
Go back to where you started, do it again, and then switch sides.
Do at least one minute on each side for a full set.
10. Swimming Pilates
Lie on your stomach with your legs straight and close together.
Straighten your arms over your head.
Next, tighten your stomach muscles and try to support yourself only with your stomach.
Raise your right arm and left leg at the same time, and lower your left arm and right leg.
Then do the opposite: lift your left arm and right leg while lowering your right arm and left leg. That’s a repeat.
Repeat 10 times.