Pff, getting rid of love handles is a tough job; actually it’s the hardest fat to melt. But, this seems like a challenge for any ambitious woman in the world.
So, with a better nutrition than ever paired with the perfect set of exercises that target the obliques, you will get that desirable waist.
We all know Kim Kardashian, and most of us envy her perfect body…but, she did a lot of work to achieve that goal. Let’s play around with the following oblique exercises to build our waist from inside out.
Tip: you should know that sculpting your oblique muscles won’t give you only a defined midsection, but it will also stabilize your core and support your back. And as a bonus, they will strengthen your posterior, too.
So, perform each move for 30 seconds, and then take a 30 seconds break.
1. Side Planks with Reach Through
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How to: Lie on your right side and place your right hand firmly on the ground.
Engaging your core, prop yourself up into a side plank.
Stack your left foot over your right, so your body is in a straight line
Extend your left arm towards the ceiling and then lower your arm in front of you and bring it under your right hip Bring your left arm back above your head
2. Spiderman Crunch
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How to: Get into push-up position with your shoulders directly over your hands
Lift your right foot a few inches off the ground and bring your right knee towards your right elbow as you lower your body into a push-up
Be sure your hips don’t drop and your back doesn’t arch
Return your right foot back to the starting position as you push yourself back up
Repeat on the left side.
3. The Saw
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How to: Sit up on a mat with your legs extended in front of you.
Spread them as wide as the mat Form a “T” with your arms out to the sides and twist toward your right side, stretching your left hand towards your right foot. Pulse three times
Untwist yourself and return to center
Repeat on the left side.
4. Crab Reach
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How to: Sit with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground in front of you and your right hand firmly on the ground behind you.
Keep your left arm bent by your side
Lift your butt off the floor while extending your left arm behind you, reaching for your right side as you come into a reverse tabletop
Return to the starting position and repeat on the left side
5. Mountain Climbers Twist
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How to: Place a plyo box in front of you and get into high plank position with both palms firmly on top of the box
With a flat back and abs engaged, lift your right foot and bring your right knee to your left elbow.
Return to the starting position
Then, lift your left foot and bring your left knee to your right elbow. Return to the starting position, and continue alternating sides
6. Side Plank with Knee Drive
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How to: Lie on your right side and prop yourself up onto your right forearm.
Stack your left foot over your right, so your body is in a straight line.
Keep your left hand on your left hip
Engaging your core, drive your right knee up to your chest and repeat before switching to the other side
7. Giant Clam
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How to: Place your left forearm in the center of the BOSU ball
Raise your body up into a side plank with your left leg straight out to the side, and your right leg behind you, bent at 45 degrees.
Raise your right arm up overhead and keep your hips lifted
Bring your right hand and left foot together, keeping your left leg straight
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