Achieving a toned and sexy body is not just about focusing on a single muscle group, because you need to train your entire body to get the desired results. Trimming down our waistline, however, often feels like it’s an extra challenge because of the stubborn fats that seem to cling forever. Well, it is understandable that you will be putting more effort into removing these fats which is why these exercises can be incorporated into your routine to get the desired results.
Squat to rotating press
Stand straight with your feet a bit wider than your hips, with your hands holding dumbbells in front of you. Now push your hips backward as you bend your knees to go into a squat while bringing the weights down to the floor. Press through your heels while curling your hands toward your chest as while extending your legs. Don’t forget to keep your abs tight. Press the dumbbells overhead as you twist your upper body towards the right while raising your left heel. Your palms should be facing one another at this point. Go back to your first position and repeat on the other side to finish one rep. You should do 12 reps.
Upper body twist
Another workout that will help you trim your waist down is the upper body twist which you can do while you are sitting down. Sit on a chair with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor. Bring your arms in front of you at 90 degrees. Slowly twist to the right while keeping your core engaged. Make sure that your feet remain flat on the floor as you do so. Hold this for a few counts then go back to your first position. Now twist to the other side while keeping your core engaged. This counts as one rep. You will need to do 12 reps.
Take a hold of a pair of dumbbells then go into a split stance with your right foot at the forward position. Lower yourself into a lunge with your torso moving forward at a 45 degree angle. Your back should remain naturally straight. Reach the weights down toward the feet with palms facing your thighs. Now bend your left elbow behind you to open the elbow out to your side as you pull the weight toward your shoulder. As you extend your left arm towards the floor, you will have to bring your right elbow towards your back to switch their positions. This counts as one rep. Continue alternating to complete 12 reps. Let your torso twist from side to side.
Straight leg lifts
Sit down on a sturdy chair with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor. Your hands should hold on to either side of the chair. Keep your core engaged as you raise your left leg at chest height while keeping it straight. Hold this for one second then release. Repeat with the other leg to complete one rep. You will need to do 12 reps for this workout to complete the set.
Hold a dumbbell in one hand then move your weight to your left leg. Cross right leg behind your left leg then go down into a curtsy. Hinge a bit forward from your hips so that your dumbbell will reach towards the outer portion of your left leg. Extend your left leg to stand while extending your right leg out to your side. Rotate your torso towards your right as your curl your weight across your chest. Do 12 reps on this side then do the same with the opposite side.