How to Lose Inches Off Your Waist

by era on July 5, 2011 · 7 comments

How to Lose Inches Off Your Waist

Having a small and curvy waist is the desire of millions worldwide. A beautiful waist is the most essential element of a sexy figure. For many of us waist is a major trouble spot where fat seems to cling and does not go away easily.

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Exercises to lose inches off your waist:

Mentioned below are some exercises that will help you to trim and tone your waist.

Side Planks: Lie on your side with your elbow supporting your upper body. Now, lift your hips off of the floor and hold this position for about 30 seconds. Keep your spine in a straight line the entire time. Repeat the exercise for three sets of 30 seconds on each side.

Side Planks

Reverse Crunch: Lie with your back on the floor. Place your hands by your sides with palms down on the floor. Now, keep your feet together and bring your knees in towards your chest. Keep bringing them in until they’re bent to 90 degrees. Tense up your abs and curl your hips off the floor. Lower and repeat for 15-20 reps. Use your abs to lift your hips rather than swinging your legs and creating momentum.

Reverse Crunch

Waist Twists: Lie on the floor with your knees in table-top position and your palms flat against the floor. Keeping your upper body straight, slowly lower your legs to the side. Remember to keep the bent-knee position intact. Lower your legs as close to the ground as possible without actually touching it or twisting the waist. Pause for a second, and then slowly raise the legs back to the starting position. Wait for few seconds, and then repeat on the other side. Do 20 to 30 repetitions.

Windshield Wipers: Lie on the floor with your legs straight in the air. Keep your lower back tightly pressed to the floor. Now, let your legs fall to one side, hold them in mid-fall with your waist muscles. After this, bring them back up to the starting position and do the same on the other side.

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Side ways Bends: You stand with your feet slightly apart and your knees slightly bent. Place one hand on your hip and hold a dumbbell in the other. Now, lower your body towards the hand which is holding the dumbbell. Get as low as your knee. Rise back to the starting position and that’s one repetition. Avoid tilting your hips and work on both sides equally.

Twist crunches: Lie on your back with your knees bent. Lift your head up slightly and place your hands behind without locking your fingers together. Twist to the right bringing your left elbow to your right knee. Extend your left leg out. Do the same while twisting at the right side.

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dimpi July 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Hey Era….nice tips.. :yes: ……but the one thing that really really works is hoola hoops….I picked up one last month from a kids store at just rs.90…n u dnt even need to be a pro at it….u learn it eventually….I ve lost an inch and quarter already n also the slight paunch that I had is vanishing…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ….one just needs to practice it for 10 min…..dats it…..give it a try…. :yes:

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Samantha July 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Yeah… very true Dimpi. I have a friend who hula hoops daily for an hour, and you should see her waist!! :toothygrin:

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Akshi July 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Era!!! You always come up with amazing topics…which we every girl wants to know about!
thank you! :)

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Akshi July 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

One question…..how often should we do these exercises and for how long?

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Rati July 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

akshi you can fix the sets and number of times in yours set. Let’s say you can do 4 sets of 10 or 3 sets of 20. start form the less and move highier.

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Bee July 6, 2011 at 1:08 am

this is going to help me so much- im trying from today itself]
Thanks Era~

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