A slim waist has always been considered one of the invariant symbols of feminine beauty. Has a slim waist been your dream, and do you often feel it is something impossible to achieve? Work on your abs and obliques with these core exercises for women.
Jump Rope Skipping
While doing this exercise, try more complex movements that involve more muscles like twisting your waist to the left and to the right as you jump. As you get comfortable with this exercise for several days, try doing a High Intensity Interval Training routine with your jumping rope:
- Jump rope as fast you can for 40 seconds.
- Have a 15 second break.
- Repeat 5 times, have a one minute break, and go for it again!
This will burn lots of calories during the workout and it will also have an after-burn effect on your body fats for several hours post-workout.
Hip thrust together with glute bridge movements target the glutes and the muscles of your lower back. This exercise strengthens your muscle and shapes your glutes. It is a great way to improve your curves and make your waist appear smaller.
Side planks engage the lateral muscles of the core, most notably the internal and external obliques. This is very different from heavy weightlifting which can overdevelop the obliques, thus losing of the feminine hourglass shape. With side planks, all you do is strengthen and streamline your obliques without creating a ‘blocky’ muscled look.