Best Waist Exercises

This article helps those who want to lose their love handles and make their body look curvaceous and lovely. It provides an exercise routine that involves a cardio session and other exercises, to lose fat from the waist.
FitnessVigil Staff
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2018
To shed fat from your waist, you need to concentrate on exercising, as well as a proper diet. With the right foods, you will first start to lose weight from your abdomen and sides of the stomach which are the exterior oblique muscles, better known as 'love handles'. Eating the right food and focusing on metabolism boosters will help to shed off excess fat quickly from the sides of the waist. Here are the three important things you need to focus on - cardio workout, followed by waist exercises, and a balanced diet.

Here is an exercise routine that you should follow minimum 4 times in a week, if you wish to especially focus on losing weight from your waist and the sides.

Cardio Workout: For this cardiovascular workout, incline your treadmill to 10-15 degrees. Walk on the inclined platform for 15 minutes. This is more strenuous than walking or jogging on non-inclined treadmill. This cardio session will help to burn calories faster, and especially help to burn the belly fat. After the cardio session, follow these workouts which can be easily done at home.

Waist Turns: Take a pole and place it between your shoulders, and throw your arms over it for balancing. Spread your feet at shoulder width, and keep your back straight. Rotate your torso from left to right, while looking straight ahead. Then, repeat rotating the torso from right to left. Perform 50 rotations of this waist and hips exercise.

Quick Squats: This is one of the best waist and stomach workouts and it makes the body burn calories fast. To perform them, stand on the floor with your back straight start doing quick squats. Make sure every time you go down you touch your fingertips lightly to the ground. Perform 100 squats in 5 minutes and after you build up stamina, add 100 more squats in the next 10 minutes.

Bicycle Exercise: These abdominal exercises are also great waist-toning exercises. To perform this exercise, lie down on a mat facing upwards, with your fingers laced behind your head. Bring your knees near your torso, and lift your shoulders off the ground, and make sure you don't pull your neck. Now, simultaneously bring your right elbow towards your left knee, and straighten out your right leg. Return to the starting position and repeat by switching the leg and hand side. Perform 10-12 reps of this exercise.

Belly Button Exercise: To perform this workout suck in from your belly button area, but not from your upper abs body area. Keep sucking the belly button area in, till you feel it almost touching your spine. Hold this position for 20 seconds, and release. Repeat the whole exercise for 5 minutes. You will see great results by performing it regularly and in the proper manner.

Improving Metabolism

Many people don't burn what they eat, because of a metabolism, which is low. Because of this the fat gets stored in the body, and first is observed mostly in the abdomen and the waist area. However, when one starts to lose weight, it first also generally starts from the waist and the abdomen area, so follow these diet and metabolism boosting tips.
  • Include lots of raw vegetables and fruits in your meals.
  • Eat a fruit, then a small serving of salad, and then take your main course.
  • Drink around 2-3 cups of green tea, as it is a great metabolism booster.
  • In the morning in a glass, take warm water with the juice of half a lemon. This drink will help to burn calorie faster, and improve your metabolism.
  • Snack on some nuts 3-4 times in a week.
  • Drink plenty of water, to keep your body flushed. On a daily basis drink around 3 liters.
Following the aforementioned exercises, might prove beneficial to lose fat from your waistline, and tone your abdomen and love handles. You should also follow the aforementioned diet and metabolism tips, so as to help burn the calories faster and thus, achieve the desired result.

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only. Always consult a physician before starting any physical fitness program in order to reduce the risk of injury.