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The Best Exercise for a Small Waist

written by: P Reddy • edited by: DaniellaNicole • updated: 1/31/2010

Learn how to use exercise for a small waist and achieve a thinner midsection. In this article, you will learn five different exercises that firm and tone the waist.

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    The waist is the most common area that people want to lose fat from. When we look in the mirror our stomach is the first place we look to evaluate our progress. Finding an exercise for a small waist that reduces fat and tone muscles isn't hard but the time and dedication that it takes to see results might be. The exercises in this article will help you achieve the waist you want and the results you have been looking for.

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    Waist Exercise 1

    Lie down with your faced towards the ground. Support your body with your forearms. While keeping your knees in contact with the ground, lift your hips off the ground until you form a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Next, lift your knees from the ground until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to ankles. Always hold your stomach tight while breathing deeply and evenly. This will keep the bridge straight. Hold this position for 10 seconds then relax, then hold again for 15 seconds and relax. The object is to hold this position as long as possible. With practice you will build resistance and be able to hold the position longer. Repeat this exercise for 10 to 12 repetitions.

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    Waist Exercise 2

    Lay on your back. Put your right foot on the floor and your left leg on top of the right one. Take your left hand and stretch it to the side, palm facing up. Put your right hand at the nape of your neck without pressing your nape against your hand. Squeeze your abdominal muscles and move your chest diagonally towards your left knee until your right shoulder blade leaves the floor. Slowly move back to the floor. It is important that your elbow faces out and the pelvis remains on the floor at all times. Do two to three sets with four to eight repetitions, then repeat on the opposite side.

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    Waist Exercise 3

    Lie on your back with your knees and hips at a 90 degree angle. Take a deep breathe and tighten your stomach muscles. Keeping your knees in the same position, allow your legs to roll over to one side. Be sure that your back remains flat on the ground with both shoulders in contact with the floor. Now move your knees to the opposite side of your body while keeping your knees together throughout the movement. Repeat this exercise 15 times per side.

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    Waist Exercise 4

    In this exercise for a small waist start out with your legs spread apart and hands on the nape of your neck. Straighten your upper body and lean slightly forward. Bend your upper body to the right and then to the left. It is important that you do not turn to the side or back. Repeat this for movement for two to three sets of six to eight repetitions.

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    Waist Exercise 5

    Lay on your right side with your legs bent and shanks parallel to the floor. Keep your head on the floor and your arms stretched out to the sides. While alternating hands and sides try to touch your shank or heel with the finger tips of the same hand. Be sure that your legs lean towards your hand. Pull your shoulders back down. Repeat for two to three sets of six to eight repetitions.

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    References

    Exercises for Health: A Small Waist Can Be Yours - www.exercisesforhealth.com/exercises/a-smaller-waist-can-be-yours.htm