10 Simple Moves to Get a Tiny Waist and a Flat Stomach

Although we can’t lose weight by just locally targeting specific areas, it’s very possible to make our waist look slimmer and our tummy look flatter. There are a few muscle groups that are responsible for our midsection and we just need to find exercises that work on isolating these muscles. Another trick is that these exercises should be done in a way so that we make these muscles strong and toned, but not big and bulky. And the workouts in this article have been selected specifically to fulfill this goal.

We selected awesome exercises for each muscle group and can’t wait to share this selection with our readers.

1. V-ups

10 Simple Moves to Get a Tiny Waist and a Flat Stomach

V-ups target all the abdominal muscle groups: transverse abdominis, obliques, and rectus abdominis

  • Lie down, keeping your legs flat and your arms stretched over your head.
  • Crunch and lift your torso and legs off the floor, reaching for your feet.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 10-12 times.
  • If it’s a bit too challenging, lift one leg at the time, alternating.

2. Alternate reach and catch

10 Simple Moves to Get a Tiny Waist and a Flat Stomach

Alternate reach and catch works on the transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis muscles.

  • Lie flat and bend the knees.
  • Move both hands toward your left thigh reaching for your knee.
  • Return back to the initial position.
  • Repeat this move on your left side.
  • Repeat 10-12 times on each side.

3. Side crunches with a balance ball

10 Simple Moves to Get a Tiny Waist and a Flat Stomach

Side crunches with a balance ball are highly effective for external and internal obliques, because the instability of the ball forces you to activate these muscles to the max.

  • Lie sideways with your right hip on an exercise ball.
  • Place your left foot behind your right foot, use a wall if you need extra support.
  • Place your hands on the back of your head for support, but try not to pull during the exercise.
  • Crunch upward, lifting your upper body.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 10-12 times.
  • Change sides and repeat 10-12 times on the other side.

4. Crunches with a balance ball

10 Simple Moves to Get a Tiny Waist and a Flat Stomach

Crunches with a balance ball work on the rectus abdominis muscles and the transverse abdominis muscles.

  • Choose a ball so when you sit on it, your legs form a 90° angle.
  • Sit on the ball and move your feet forward so your lower back is leaning on the ball.
  • Keep your hands behind your head for support.
  • Crunch, engaging your core and slowly move back to the starting point.
  • Repeat 10-12 times.
  • Make sure that you don’t pull your head with your hands, your abs should do the work.

5. High plank with hip extension

10 Simple Moves to Get a Tiny Waist and a Flat Stomach

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