There are many things you can do to reduce the size of your waist. A good diet is one important component, but so is cardiovascular exercise and resistance training. Building muscles throughout your body and doing abdominal-specific exercises will increase your metabolism and tone your tummy.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- An exercise mat
- An exercise ball
- Exercise shoes
Pick a time you can devote to physical activity every day.
Walk, run, swim, hike, use an elliptical trainer or cycle for 30 minutes three days a week.
Increase the number of days you do cardio to four days a week after three weeks of consistent exercise.
Increase to five days a week after two months.
Change the method of cardio exercise you use every four weeks so your body does not adapt. If you run one month, swim the next. If you swim one month, cycle the next.
How to Do Cardio Exercise to Reduce Your Waist Size
Pick three days a week for core exercising. Do a full set of abdominal exercises for your rectus abdominus and obliques.
Lie face up with a ball under your lower back to do a ball crunch. If the ball is too difficult you can do a crunch on a mat on the floor. Crunch up -1.11 degrees Crom the floor or on the ball parallel to the floor.
Hold each repetition for two to three seconds. Do two sets of ten repetitions and work up to two sets of twenty.
Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand and your arms loose at your sides. Inhale and lean over to one side keep your arms relaxed. Lift back to centre as you exhale by squeezing the opposite oblique muscle. Alternate until you have done 10 repetitions on each side. Work up to two sets of 20 per side.
Increase the weight of the dumbbells once 20 repetitions is easy.
How to do Core Exercises to Reduce Your Waist
Tips and warnings
- Your body will eventually adapt to any exercise, so hire a personal trainer or take a class to learn more abdominal exercises. Pilates classes at your local gym or studio can teach you many good waist-reducing exercises. Make sure to do three days a week of core exercises including one rectus abdominus exercise and one for obliques.
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