Trimming and toning your waistline has never been this easy! You don’t even need to go to the gym or a large exercise machine to get a good workout.
Here are 4 easy ab exercises to tone and trim your waistline:
1. Golf Squat
a. While holding a dumbbell with both hands in front of your body, stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bend your knees to lower into a squat, while keeping your chest upright.
Then do the following:
– While standing, bend your knees to lower into a squat.
– Return from the position you started. Repeat while rotating to the right side.
2. Seated Knee Drop
a. While keeping your spine straight, sit back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, with your ankles touching. Put your hands on the floor behind you for balance.
b. Lower your legs to the left until they are approximately 6 inches from the floor. Do this while keeping your shoulders forward and ankles pressed together. Then contract your abdominal muscles. Remember that your feet will roll but they should stay on the floor.
c. Hold for a second. Pull your legs up and over to the right, by using your abs. But remember not to let your knees fall to the side. Keep your moves controlled. Repeat from side to side for at least a minute.
3. Bicycle Crunch
a. Lie on back with your legs straight. Then place your hands gently behind your ears.
b. Engage your obliques and upper abs, pulling the right shoulder to left knee. Hold this position.
c. Return your shoulder and foot to the floor moving immediately to work the opposite side. Do this repetition 12-24 on each side.
Note: Do not pull your head forward with your hands, to avoid straining your neck. This will also force you to use your abs instead of your arms.
4. Side Crunch
a. With your legs extended, lie on your right side. Then wrap your right forearm across your waist, while resting your right hand on the left side. Put your left hand behind your head, so that your left elbow points toward the ceiling. For an easy movement, don’t lift your leg; lift your upper body only.
b. Using the obliques on your left side, lift your right shoulder off the floor about 2 to 3 inches and pull in your abs, while raising your left leg about 12 inches. Hold this position for at least 2 seconds. Then slowly return to the starting position. Start with 5-8 repetition on each side, and work up to 12-15. Do one or at least two sets with 1 minute of rest in between.