All of us would want to look healthy as well as attractive. Most of you would like to lose that excess weight around your waistline as well as may want to see parts of your body remain in perfect shape. For this, many of you may not only be looking at ways to focus on the parts of your body that are prone to problems, but also try and work on them as effectively as you are able to, in order to keep the body parts in a proper shape. It is highly essential that you start following a healthy lifestyle by losing excess weight and also focus on doing some waist exercises that can keep your waistline in shape. Since reducing your waistline is concerned with your health and well-being in general that can also protect you from being affected by any chronic diseases, including heart diseases, it is necessary for you to not ignore them. It would be highly beneficial for you to have your daily schedule of  workout with some waist exercises that can help in reducing your waistline, which can go a long way in ensuring that you continue to stay healthy and active as well as to keep your body in good shape.

Following are some of the waist exercises that can be performed by individuals to get a slimmer waist:

1. Oblique V Crunch:

Oblique V Crunch
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This is one of the waist exercises that works and strengthens your waistline. This exercise targets your obliques that are present on both the sides of your rectus abdominis. Moreover, it also helps in strengthening as well as tightening the core of individuals. By doing this exercise, individuals are able to bring their waist and abs in shape, in addition to helping them improve their balance.

Equipment Required:

• No equipment is required for performing this exercise.

How to do this exercise?

• Start off by lying to your right and keeping the left hand at the back of your head and the right hand onto the floor.

• Now, raise your legs away from the floor by keeping your right hands pressed down firmly. The torso must be brought on to your legs.

• Start lowering yourself back on to the floor by keeping a good control.

• You have completed one rep.

You can do a maximum of 2-3 sets comprising of 8 reps each on either side.

2. Side Crunch:

Side Crunch
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This is one of the waist exercises that mainly target both your oblique muscles (internal and external). It also helps in training your upper abs as well. The ab muscles get to feel the burn, as you continue to do each and every move of this exercise.

Equipment Required:

• No equipment is required to perform this exercise. You may use a mat if you wish to, in order to perform this exercise.

How to do this exercise?

• Start by lying on your back onto the floor by keeping your knees bent.

• Start placing your hands a little over your ears, with the fingers touching the side of the head.

• The upper body must be raised in the direction of both the knees alternatively. This can be done by you by making the right elbow touch your left knee.

• Curl the upper body at the time of twisting, in order to create tension on your upper abs.

• Continue to remain in the same position for a few seconds and slowly start coming back to your starting position.

• You have completed one rep.

You can try and do at least 3 sets comprising of 12-15 reps each.

3. Standing Cross Crunches:

Standing Cross Crunches
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This is an excellent exercise for your waist that helps in strengthening the obliques, including helping to curve the sidelines of your abs. You can do this exercise at any place and at any time. It plays a major role to help you improve your balance and co-ordination, in addition to providing a proper support for your posture. You will also be able to lose enough number of calories in the process of doing this exercise. By having this exercise as part of your everyday routine, it becomes much easier for you to perform your daily tasks.

Equipment Required:

• No equipment is required for performing this exercise.

How to do this exercise?

• You can start off with this exercise by standing with your feet that must be placed a bit wider than shoulder width apart.

• Try and shift your body weight on your right leg and put the left leg on the tiptoes slightly backward.

• Now, your right arm should be raised straight on to the top.

• Try and engage your abs.

• Now, start by twisting your body and also bring the right elbow downwards and across the body.

• While being in the movement, lift the left knee upwards as high as possible and across the body to meet the right elbow. You must breathe out completely during the process of doing this move.

• Now, while you come back to the starting position, continue to breathe in on your way back.

• You have completed one rep.

You can repeat the movement on both sides for the desired number of sets and reps that you feel comfortable.

4. Waist Slimmer Squat:

Waist Slimmer Squat
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This is one of the best waist exercises that can help you to grow your glutes, thighs as well as strengthening your core. This exercise works both the hamstring muscles as well as your quads. By doing this exercise, you get a much more flexible spine that is even more stable. Make sure to engage the core at the time of doing this exercise. This exercise can also be an effective way for you to boost your cardiovascular fitness.

Equipment Required:

• Dumbbells

How to do this exercise?

• Hold on to your dumbbell and start off by standing straight with your feet placed at least hip-width apart.

• Begin to squat down, while at the same time keeping your heels flat on to the floor. Keep your chest up and hips placed back, while your knees are kept out. Now, the dumbbell must be brought to the outer portion of one hip.

• Now, stand and bring the dumbbell back across the body. You must raise your arms and also turn your torso towards the dumbbell. Twist your foot and raise the opposite heel away from the floor, while you are rotating that particular hip.

• Now, you can complete the rep by keeping the dumbbell at shoulder height.

• You have completed one rep.

You must keep both your feet as well as your knees facing in the same direction. Do not bend your knees beyond the toes.

You can try and do about 10-15 reps on both the sides.

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Claus Chackravarthi
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A Journalist with a passion for writing articles covering specific areas related to fitness, technology, healthcare and nutrition.

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