Do you want to know how to get a smaller waist for that perfect hourglass figure? These top workout tips will help you lose inches off your belly to obtain and maintain a stronger core and toned abs, leading to a smaller waist.

 

    1. Bird Dog Crunch with Dumbbell 
      The Bird Dog is a real core shredder that works obliques and abs.
      – Start with your right knee and left hand supporting your body.
      – Your left leg and right hand should be parallel to the ground.
      – In your right hand hold your dumbbell and crunch pulling in towards your left leg.
      – Hold the crunch for a second while simultaneously crunching your abs in.
      – Return to the staring position and repeat.
      – Do 10 reps each side.

 

      1. Flat Crunch with Dumbbell
        This exercise is mainly targeted at your lower abdominals.
        – Lie flat on your back, legs straight with both hands holding the dumbbell.
        – Slowly crunch, bringing your knees inward and the weight over your head.
        – Slowly return to the starting position and repeat 10 reps.

     

        1. Side Plank
          The side plank aim is to tone your inner thighs, oblique and transversus abs.
          – Lie on your side forming a straight line from your head to feet, resting on your forearm.
          – Your elbow must directly be under your shoulder.
          – Gently contract your abdominal muscles and lift your hips off the floor while maintaining the line.
          – Ensure your hips are stacked and your neck is in line with your spine.
          – Hold for 25-40seconds.
          – Repeat 2-3 times of either side.
          – Tip: If you find the side plank too challenging, try bending your knees.

     

        1. Russian Twist
          This exercise firms and tones your side muscles and burns fat for a smaller waist.
          – Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
          – Lean back so your body forms a V-shape, and your torso and thighs are at a 45° angle.
          – Ensure you keep a straight spine and have your feet propped under something under something sturdy.
          – Lace your fingers together, or hold a dumbbell, in front of you and rotate them as far as you can from side to side.
          – Complete 10 reps.
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