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Workouts That Will Shrink Your Waist

If achieving a slender waist is something you’ve been gunning for. Here are workouts designed to target your waist, they go beyond the usual, and boring, situps.

Focus on doing these workouts in the long run. It takes at least one month for any workout to really start taking effect.

Pelvic rocks
Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and hip-distance apart. Exhale as you press your entire lower back into the floor. Inhale as you lift your low back off the floor. Repeat nine times.

Toe taps
Lie on your back with knees bent in tabletop, keeping a neutral spine. Slowly lower your right leg toward the floor, then bring it back to start. Repeat nine times; switch legs. Finish with 10 reps, using both legs.

Leg reaches
Lying on your back with knees bent in tabletop, extend your right leg straight out and slowly lower it toward the floor, then engage your lower abs to bring it back to tabletop. Repeat nine times, then switch legs. Finish by moving both legs together for 10 reps.

Lower back trifecta
Lie on your back with knees bent in tabletop. Bring your hands behind your head and curl your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor. Repeat Toe Taps and Leg Reaches with your head lifted. Finish with a set of the Hundreds: With your legs straight out and lifted off the floor at hip height, arms long at your sides, pump them up and down one inch as you inhale for a count of five and exhale for a count of five, for a total of 100 counts.

Elbow plank
Lying on your back, prop yourself up on both elbows with knees bent in tabletop and ribs pulled in. Let your knees drop to one side about halfway (the opposite hip will lift, but don’t rotate your upper body), then bring legs back to start. Repeat nine times, then switch sides.

Side plank with rotation
Get into a right side plank, with your elbow below the shoulder and feet stacked. Extend your left arm straight toward the ceiling, then rotate your rib cage toward the floor, threading your left hand under your waist, keeping your hips still. Do two sets of 10, then switch sides.

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