Belly fat is notorious for its stubbornness because it is hard to lose and easy to gain, especially for women. The reasons for it are multiple, maybe because of your sitting habit, diet or our body’s natural way of restoring fat for energy.
However, it is our common knowledge that the ‘boom’ point of an hourglass body is right at the midsection; thus, if a curved body is your target, the waist is the first and foremost priority.
Nowadays, there have been tons of garments like waist trainers to help tone up your waist instantly and temporarily, but in order to maintain a tiny waist for a long time, you need to reach for your exercise mat.
Below is a list of easy (Top 5 best waist training workouts), yet effective exercises that you can do to tone up your body with a small waist.
1. Bicycle Crunch
Your first step to successful waist training is to acknowledge the right muscles that should be targeted. In this case, your transverse abdominis muscle, which is the deepest abdominal muscle, need to be activated.
Bicycle crunch exercise can help you activate this muscle while creating impact on two sides of your waist.
First, lay on your back and put your hands behind your head for support. After that, slowly pull your left knee up towards your right shoulder whereas pulling your elbow towards your left knee. Repeat this kind of movements for 10 times each side in 3 reps and remember to suck your abdomen in tightly while performing it.
2. Double Straight-leg raise
For lower abs, double straight-leg raise is a very simple and effective exercise. The key is to keep your back flat while holding tightly your torso.
Lay flat on your back and keep your legs straight. Suck in your belly and hinge at your hips to raise your feet up. Remember to focus on using the lower muscles alone. This exercise should also be practice for 10 times in 3 reps.
3. Reverse crunch
Reverse crunch is a flexible exercise that you can do for both warm-up before other exercises and mid-workout.
Lay on your back with your knees slightly bent and hovering in the air. After that, suck in your belly and use your abs to pull your knees up towards your chest as high as possible. You should repeat this exercise for 10 times in 2 reps.
4. Abdominal crunch
Abdominal crunch may remind you of the movements you usually make at the very first moment you waking up, but this time, spice it up a little bit.
Continue to lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet laid firmly on the ground. Use your abdominal muscles to lift your shoulder blades up off the floor. Repeat this for 10 times in 2 reps.
A waist training session will never be complete without planking exercise. The secret of a successful plank is to suck in your stomach and use your abs for holding your body on point.
Get down on your toes and elbows. Try to hold this position for at least 30 seconds and remember to suck your belly towards your spine.
Above are some of the most easy-to-perform and convenient exercises for you to work out anywhere at any time. Try to exercise regularly for just about 30 minutes per day and you will surely see bright results.