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4 Exercises to Sculpt Your Waistline

Waistline
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Wanna wear a bikini to play on the beach with a perfect body shape? Let’s sculpt the waistline together. Here are some waist-slimming exercises you can practice at home. Keep your body moving and stay healthy!

Woman doing Russian twist exercise in 2 step guide on mat. Illustration about workout position which targets the abdominals.

(1) Russian Twist

Step 1: Sit on the ground with your knees bent as in a sit-up position.

Step 2: Keep your feet together and slightly above the ground.

Step 3: Keep your torso straight and keep your back off the ground at a 45-degree angle. 

Step 4: Keep your hands locked together like a ball. And, fully extend your arms away from the body in a straight line. This is the starting position.

Step 5: Exhale. Twist your torso to the right side until your arms are parallel with the ground.

Step 6: Inhale. Move back to the starting position.

Step 7: Perform the same steps to the left side.

Step 8: Repeat.

Woman doing Toe Touch workout in lying posture on mat. Illustration about exercise step guide.

(2) Lying Toe Touch

Step 1: Lie your back on the ground. Lie your arms across your sides with the palms facing down. Your legs should be touching each together. Slowly extend your legs up to the ceiling until they are almost perpendicular to the ground with your knees bent slightly. Keep your feet parallel to the ground.

Step 2: Fully extend your arms at a 45-degree angle from the ground. Keep your head on the ground. This is the starting position.

Step 3: Exhale. Roll forward and lift your torso off the ground to touch your toes with your fingers.

Step 4: Inhale. Slowly reverse back to the starting position.

Step 5: Repeat.

Step of doing the Mountain climber exercise by healthy woman. Illustration about exercise guide.

(3) Mountain Climber

Step 1: Start in a plank position. Keep your body straight and your hands shoulder-width apart. Evenly distribute your weight between your hands and toes.

Step 2: Pull your right knee into your chest. 

Step 3: Quickly switch. Push your right leg back and bring your left knee into your chest. 

Step 4: Continue alternating the movement with both knees. Ensure your spine is straight and don’t let your head drop.

Woman doing Side plank Hip Abduction exercise guide in 2 step. Illustration about side abdominal workout.

(4) Side Plank Leg Lift

Step 1: Place your right elbow at a 90-degree angle on the ground that is perpendicular to your body. Extend your legs out and keep your body in a straight line. Keep your waist up and lifted. Balancing on the outside edge of your right foot.

Step 2: Rest your left hand on your left hip. Flex both feet. Lift your left leg up. Then, slowly lower it back to your bottom leg.

Step 3: Do three sets of 15 to 20 repetitions on each side.