10 Waist Slimming Exercises for Women


C-Curve

Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis, quads, inner thighs, and calves

C-Curve

  • Stand facing a wall with legs together, squeezing rolled-up towel between thighs.
  • With knees slightly bent, hinge forward at hips to place palms on wall, arms extended, so that back is nearly parallel to floor.
  • Squeeze abs and towel as you rise onto toes, then do 20 pulses: Lower hips 1 inch, then raise them 1 inch. Make it harder: Start with knees bent 90 degrees so that hips are closer to knee level, then pulse.
  • Do 3 sets.

Flat Back

Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis

Flat Back

  • Sit on floor with lower back against a wall, knees slightly bent and feet planted wider than shoulder-width apart. Place hands on floor between legs and squeeze abs.
  • Press into floor with fingertips and lift feet about 6 inches. Make it easier: Lift and lower left foot; then repeat with right to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps.

Twisted Curl

Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis and obliques

Twisted Curl

  • Sit on a folded towel on floor with knees bent and feet flat on floor, then lean back to rest on elbows.
  • Press rounded lower back into floor, squeeze abs and curl torso up toward left, lifting arms so that both hands grasp outside of left thigh.
  • Maintaining curl, release hands so that both hover to outside of thigh and do 20 pulses: Curl torso up toward left by 1 inch, then lower 1 inch. Make it easier: Keep hands on thigh for pulses. Make it harder: Raise arms overhead for pulses.
  • Switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.