Five Workouts for a Slimmer Waist

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean your workout routine needs to be! Keep in shape this Fall with five fun workouts for a slimmer waist that will keep you feeling energetic, motivated, and beautiful regardless of the season. For best results, practice the following exercises 3-5 times a week as you would for any other form of exercise, and be sure to eat a healthy diet to reinforce those good habits for your body.

The Plank
Start by lying flat on the floor, and then elevate yourself onto your elbows as well as the tips of your toes. Keep in mind that your back should be straight for this! Hold this plank position for as long as you can. For those looking for an additional challenge, alternate planking on your sides!
The Belly Twister
Lift your right knee towards your abs and twist to the left. Next, extend your right leg back and return to start with one knee pulled toward your core. Use for three sets of 10, but of course, you want to make sure you’re changing your legs.
The Scissor Kick
Rest your back slightly on the floor. Use your hands for support beneath your lower back. Elevate your legs so that the tips of your toes are parallel with your shoulders. Kick your legs with your toes pointed in a scissor-like motion.
The Single Bridge
To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and lift one left straight into the air and elevate your pelvis off the ground. Afterwards, raise both arms up in line with your shoulders and then circulate your foot in the air for 8 rotations in one direction. Don’t forget to change rotation!
The Thigh Twist
Begin by lying on your left side with the left leg bent and right foot on the floor in front of your left knee with your toes turned out. Then straighten your right leg out to the side so that it’s parallel to the floor. To complete the routine, return to the starting position and then switch sides. As with the Belly Twister, do three sets of 10.
When you feel like you’re starting to master these moves, increase the time! Holding a pose for a few seconds longer than usual will help tighten your midsection faster and will continue to make you become stronger.
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