Abdominal fat is one of the most concerning parts of the body that women would like to slim down. Although it is tough to target fat loss in one specific body part, you can get a waist and flat tummy that Marilyn Monroe would be proud of with a healthy diet and proper exercise.
To get that slim waist and flat tummy, you need to first locate the muscle groups responsible for your midsection. You can then isolate them and find the best exercise that should tone and strengthen them instead of increasing their size.
We have selected a few awesome exercises that you can try out at home to get that slim waist and toned tummy in no time.
V-ups are exercises that entail lifting the weight of your arms and legs using abdominal muscles. Begin by lying on your back, keeping your arms behind your head with your legs together and toes pointed.
Lift your torso and legs while also trying to reach for your toes with your hands. Always ensure that your core is tight as you try to get your toes. Then, lower yourself back to the initial position and repeat the exercise 10-12 times.
High Plank With Hip Extension
Start with your hand and toes on the ground, making a straight line from head to toe. Then, with your body still, lift one leg off the floor. Take 5-10 deep breaths before starting again using the other leg. Repeat 10-12 times.
Tip: Ensure your weight is evenly distributed on both hands as you lift your leg.
Lie on your back with your arms by your sides or beneath your glutes for extra support. Extend your straight legs up in the air and open them up to form a V. Pause, then twist them in and out. You can also slowly bring them back together. Always perform the exercise while your core is engaged and your lower back pressed onto the ground. Continue doing this till you achieve the desired number of reps.
Lay down facing the floor with your hips flat on the ground. Place your hands near your shoulders and lift your upper body. Hold in that position for 10-15 seconds and feel the stretch in the stomach. Repeat the exercise five times.
Side Crunches With a Balance Ball Side crunches with a balance ball effectively activate external and internal obliques due to the ball’s instability. Begin by lying sideways with the ball supporting your hips and your hands placed beside your head. You can anchor your feet against a wall