How about 4 moves – you probably already know about – that will help to slim your waist? I find that core / waist moves can look easy, yet in reality are super challenging. This is a great way to whittle your waist designed by celebrity trainer Ashley Borden – and if you’ve never seen her, check her out to know that this routine really will do the trick! Here’s what she says about the routine “Repeat this four-move routine four to five times total. “It’s OK if you can’t do this routine five times in a row at first — it’s hard!” said Ashley. In time, your body will build the strength and stamina necessary to make it happen, and you’ll start seeing big results.”
Side Bridge Dips
• Come into a side plank on your right side, with your feet stacked one on top of the other and your weight on your right elbow with your fingers reaching away from your body, palm down. Squeeze your glutes and visualize your hip bones as laser beams that stay facing forward the whole time.
• Visualize a towel under your waist pulling you up toward the ceiling. Open your chest, and try to pull your resting forearm toward your feet. You will feel your lats and obliques engage!
• Slightly drop your waist down toward the floor, then bring back up to start position. Repeat 10 times on the right. Then switch sides and repeat 10 times on the left.
• Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground (pull your abs down to also target your deep abs). Interlace your fingers, and put your hands behind your head.
• Bring your knees in toward your chest, and lift your shoulder blades off the ground.
• Straighten your right leg out to about a 45-degree angle to the ground while turning your upper body to the left, bringing your right elbow toward the left knee. Make sure your rib cage is moving and not just your elbows.
• Switch sides, and do the same motion on the other side to create the “pedaling” motion. This completes one rep.
• Repeat 16 reps total.
Boat Core Hold
• Start on your back and raise knees as close to 90 degrees as your flexibility allows.
• Tuck chin slightly and reach hands up as high as you can toward your ankles. Keep your eyes focused toward your knees.
• From that position, reach your arms up and strong behind your ears. Reach toward the wall behind you and lock arms out.
• Point your feet and squeeze quads straight. Lower legs as low as you can, making sure there is no arch in your lower back.
• Keep back into the ground and belly button pulled in toward the floor for 20 seconds. Increase the length of your hold by at least one second with each round.
• Start at the top of a push-up position with head in line with spine, shoulders away from ears, belly button pulled in toward spine, glutes tight, and legs locked and tight.
• Maintain a strong upper-body position, and pull your right knee toward your right armpit. Then, step back to the starting plank position.
• Repeat alternating legs for 16 reps while maintaining a quick tempo that will get your heart rate up.
Susy Sedano is a Content Producer at Digital Wellness, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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