10 Waist Slimming Exercises for Women

Fly Up

Target: Rectus abdominis


  • Sit on a folded towel on floor, lean back to rest on elbows and place feet together on a wall in front of you so that knees are bent about 90 degrees.
  • Extend legs up, keeping feet against wall, then press rounded lower back into floor and squeeze abs as you lift arms to reach toward feet, elbows soft. Make it harder: Press feet into wall as you reach.
  • Do 20 pulses: Curl torso up 1 inch, then lower 1 inch.
  • Do 3 sets, hugging knees to chest to rest between sets.

Pelvic Scoop

Targets: Lower back, rectus and transversus abdominis, obliques, and butt

Pelvic Scoop

  • Lie faceup on floor with back resting on folded towel, knees bent and feet flat on floor, arms by sides.
  • Cross right ankle onto left thigh just above knee so bent right knee points out to side; flex left foot so only heel rests on floor.
  • Rounding lower back and squeezing abs, lift hips off floor so pelvis tilts up toward ribs. Curl pelvis as far as you can without arching back; pull abs in to lift rather than press through left heel. Lower to floor.
  • Do 10 reps, holding the lift for 10 seconds on the final one. Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.