The best moves for a small waist in this 20-minute workout

A beautiful and slim waist is every woman’s dream. But first, you need to know which exercises will help you pump your abs and effectively tighten your waist. Below are exactly those exercises. Start building your dream body today!

The best waist toning workout combines fat-burning moves in this 20-minute workout, and in no time you’ll see your waist getting thinner and those extra inches on your sides melting away.

Exercise #1

It’s no secret that when it comes to the abs, this exercise is the most effective for that area. The knee-to-elbow plank strengthens the oblique abdominal muscles, which will help you achieve a nice, toned waist. Stand on your elbows in a plank position. Raise your right leg and pull your knee to the side, keeping your feet parallel to the floor. Return to starting position and repeat for 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side.

Exercise #2

The balance to be followed when performing this Russian twist involves all the abdominal muscles, including those that tighten the waist. To perform this exercise, you will need a dumbbell weighing 2-3 kg.

Sit on the floor and bend your knees. Grasp dumbbell and hold it in front of you at chest level. Lift your legs off the floor and tilt your torso slightly backward (to balance). Slowly rotate, first leaning to the right, pausing, then coming back and leaning to the left. Do 3 sets of 15 twists (1 twist = right + left bend).

Exercise #3

Ball roll outs help tone your abs and define your waist, while the static exercise effectively burns fat from your stomach and sides.

You will need a fitness ball to perform this exercise. Start with an elbow plank position. The ball should be just below your shoulders. Begin to slowly roll the ball forward as far as you feel comfortable (15-30 cm). Pause and roll the ball back to starting position. Do 3 sets of 10-20 repetitions.

Exercise #4

Windshield wiping is another exercise for a slim and trim waist. It forces you to control and hold the weight of your own legs, making it a great workout for the obliques, the primary muscle group responsible for a nice waist.

Lie on your back, lock your legs together and extend your arms out to your sides. Raise straight legs and slowly lower them to the right. Your lower back should be pressed firmly against the floor. Do 3 sets of 10-25 repetitions and then proceed to the last exercise.

Exercise #5

Because this waist exercise is done with weights, your oblique muscles will work more efficiently than in ordinary side bends. To perform this exercise, you will need a 2-3 kg dumbbell.

Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. Grasp a dumbbell in your right hand and raise your left hand straight above your head. Slowly bend to the right and lower the dumbbell. When it reaches ankle level, slowly return to starting position. Perform 10 repetitions on one side, then 10 repetitions on the other side. Do 3 sets of this movement.

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