Tighten Your Tummy with These Simple 10 Exercises

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 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.

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CRUNCHES

Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Keep your legs on the ground. Slowly raise yourself half way up and lower yourself down.

CRUNCHES bent 90 degree

Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Lift your knees to a 90 degree angle. Slowly raise yourself  up and lower yourself down.

Crunches legs in air

Lie with your back on a mat, and extend your arms overhead and your legs in front of you with your feet together (A). In one movement, contract your abs, pull your legs up, and touch your toes (B). Exhale as you contract, and keep your feet together throughout the move. Release back down with control. That’s one rep. Immediately contract back up, and complete the recommended number of reps for each set

Standard Plank

Begin on all fours, with hands directly under shoulders, knees and feet hip-distance apart and fingers spread out. If you’re a beginner, rest on your forearms instead. (This also applies to all subsequent exercises.)

Reverse Crunches

Lie on your back with your arms straight out to the sides. Lift your legs and bend the knees at a 90-degree angle. Rotate the hips to one side, without letting the legs touch the floor. Lift your legs and return to the starting position. Rotate the hips to the opposite side and repeat until set is complete.

BICYCLE CRUNCHES

Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground. Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up. Lift your knees to a 45 degree angle. Slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion with the legs. Alternately touching your elbows to the opposite knee twisting back and forth through the core, keep the elbows back rather than forward to the chest as this could strain the neck

Hollow Hold

Lie flat on your back with your arms outstretched overhead. With your limbs straight, contract your abs and crunch up until your shoulder blades and legs are lifted off the ground. Hold for at least 4 counts until lowering and repeating.

V-Ups

Lie with your back on a mat, and extend your arms overhead and your legs in front of you with your feet together (A). In one movement, contract your abs, pull your legs up, and touch your toes (B). Exhale as you contract, and keep your feet together throughout the move. Release back down with control. That’s one rep. Immediately contract back up, and complete the recommended number of reps for each set

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