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7 Waist Slimming Exercises

Written by andy

Work hard to slim down!

Who doesn’t want a slim waist? The “ideal” hourglass figure isn’t an easy one to get or maintain! The female figure is designed to store more fat around the hips and waist, so it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get that slim waist you want. Thankfully, we’ve got a few waist slimming exercises that you can add to your daily workout for serious results:

Twist and Touch — This exercise was a major part of your elementary school gym routine, but it’s HIGHLY effective for a slim waist! It’s a brilliant exercise to build core strength, and it will hit your sides and abs along with your back.

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Reverse Crunch -­- Crunches are one of the most common exercises to perform for a slimmer waist and tight abs, but the reverse crunch doubles down on the effectiveness of the crunch. By engaging your knees, you place more focus on your lower abs, leading to a slimmer, tighter waist.

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Russian Twist — If you want to hit your core hard, there’s nothing quite as effective as the Russian Twist to train both your abs and sides (oblique muscles). Your abs are engaged to keep your feet off the ground, but your sides do a lot of the work as you twist from side to side. Definitely one of the best waist slimming exercises you can do.

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Leg Raises — If you want to slim down your waist, you need to realize that your entire core will need to do the work. There’s no such thing as “spot toning”, so you’ll have to train all of your core muscles. Leg raises are excellent for your lower abs and hip muscles, and will give you serious core strength.

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Around the World Crunch — This is the core exercise for those lacking serious strength in their abs and obliques. You’ll find that this is one of the best exercises to hit your abs and sides at the same time. The multiple crunches are much harder than single reps, leading to serious muscular endurance.

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Plank — This is one of the simplest exercises you can do, but it works! Just holding yourself in the plank position for 30 to 60 seconds will shred your abs and back. If you turn into a Side Plank, you hit your oblique muscles as well. It’s a beginner-friendly workout with almost ZERO chance of injury, but it’s incredibly effective!

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Full Body Resistance Training — As mentioned above, there is no such thing as “spot toning”. You can’t lose fat from just one or two specific areas of your body, but you’ll lose fat mass overall. This means that you have to engage in full body resistance training in order to slim your waist down. You can’t just train your abs, sides, and back, but you’ll need to hit both upper and lower body muscle groups as well. You should train your core at least 3 or 4 days per week, but give the rest of your body priority as well. It’s the only way that you’ll see serious results and get that slim, sleek waist you really want.

About the author


Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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