Top 6 Waist Toning Exercises You Must Add To Your Routine

To achieve a flexible and defined waist, you only need self-discipline and to choose the proper exercises. In this article we'll guide you through the best exercise options to incorporate in your routine.
Top 6 Waist Toning Exercises You Must Add To Your Routine

Last update: 17 August, 2018

The waist is one of those places where a large part of the fat that we eat, tends to accumulate. It’s important to keep this in mind when choosing exercises to tone your waist. You’ll want to add the following to your routine.

Waist toning exercises you must add to your routine

Waist twists with knees slightly bent

This exercise consists of standing up with your legs slightly open, hands on your waist and knees slightly bent. Then, softly twist your waist as far as you can to the right; afterwards repeat this twist to the left.

In order to have good form during this exercise you must have a straight back and perform the twist only from the waist up, meaning that the hips must stay still. We recommend you do one round of 20 repetitions for each side; you might even do variations with your hands on the back of your neck, or with your arms crossed.

Hip circles

To do this exercise you must stand with your legs slightly open and your hands on your waist. As the name says, it’s about doing a circular rotation of both the waist and hips.

First to the right and then to the left: this exercise is very simple and one of the best to train your waist. 

Lateral crunches

Lateral crunches are great to tone your waist and to achieve better flexibilityTo perform this activity you should lay down on your right side and put your hands on the back of your neck. Then proceed to push your body up and down, and repeat this on the other side.

middle zone abs exercise

Arm lift exercises

This exercise is very easy to do and very effective for waist training. Stand up with a straight back and extended arms. First, lift the right arm and stretch it as much as you can until you feel a stretch in the lateral part of your waist.

You may do it by pushing intermittently, being careful not to go too hard or to hurt yourself. Then switch arms and repeat the same process; rounds of 10 repetitions with each arm should be enough. 

Stick exercises

This is without a doubt one of the best exercises to tone your waist. With legs slightly open and a slight knee bend, place a broomstick or any kind of stick over your shoulders, and behind your head. 

Then hold the stick with your arms and go up and down with your core alternating between sides; we advise you to do 20 repetitions on each side.

Middle abs and waist crunches

For this exercise you must lie down on your back with your legs bent and your hands on the back of your neck. Then slightly lift yourself up and push your torso to the left and then to the right. By doing 30 repetitions on each side, this exercise is highly effective.

leg crunches

If you are experienced in this kind of exercise, you may add some weight on your abs. By doing this you will get enhanced muscular work and a proper sequence during your routine.

Other great exercises

For a great workout to train and tone your waist, add these exercises to your routine and do them five days per week, always keeping in mind your current physical and health state. Moreover, it’s important to follow a balanced diet, which in fact, represents an essential factor to defining your waist.

We advise you to reduce your intake of fried foods, refined sugar and bread, as a way to avoid the accumulation of fat on your waist. Staying hydrated is also fundamental, both for daily life and to perform any kind of physical activity; we recommend you drink at least two liters of water per day, eat lots of vegetables and fruits.

In conclusion, a healthy diet and hydration will always help your workout to be a healthy one. A non-boring workout or a routine with different kinds of exercises to train your waist, is an excellent option for physical activity lovers. 

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