Shrink Your Waist in 5 easy moves!
01March/2014

Shrink Your Waist in 5 easy moves!

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Shrink Your Waist in 5 easy moves!

NO GYM REQUIRED!

MODEL EMMA COCHRANE | PHOTOS BY: DALLAS OLSEN HAIR AND MAKE UP: SUE MCLAURIN & ASSISTANT ASHLEY ROSER

HIT YOUR ABS FROM EVERY ANGLE TO SCULPT YOUR WAIST IN JUST 14 DAYS. ACCORDING TO EXERCISE SPECIALIST JARI LOVE, SHOCKING YOUR BODY WITH A NEW WORKOUT REGIME COULD TRIGGER RESULTS IN AS LITTLE AS ONE TO TWO WEEKS.

And who doesn’t want that? What’s more, this exercise program saves on time because you don’t have to get to the gym. You can literally roll out of bed onto the floor and whittle that waist!

The circuit will also help to get your heart rate up, so you’ll be getting a burst of fat-blasting cardio, and the variety of moves will challenge even the most advanced exerciser, meaning no plateaus! So if you’ve hit a plateau or just want to try something new, what have you got to lose?


The best way to attack this routine is in a circuit fashion, completing one set of each exercise before moving on to the next, with little to no rest. After you have completed the circuit once, catch your breath for a minute or two – at most – and repeat once or twice more.

Do this workout twice a week so you have enough time to recover as you will definitely feel it the next day! Try doing it on Mondays and Thursdays, or Tuesdays and Saturdays.

REVERSE CRUNCH

Set-Up: Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, palms down. Lift your feet and bend your knees to a 90-degree angle.



Action: Breathe out as you tighten your abs, lift your hips several centimetres off the floor, directing your knees towards your chest.



OBLIQUES CRUNCH

Set-Up: Lie face-up on the floor with your legs resting on a chair or bench in front of you. Place your fingers lightly behind your head for support



Action: As you exhale, contract your abs to lift your shoulders from the floor while twisting one elbow towards your opposite knee. Breathe in as you return to the centre and lower yourself back to the floor. Now, lift and twist to the other side before returning to the floor. Keep alternating to complete set.



SIDE PLANK WITH OVERHEAD RAISE

Set-Up: Grab a dumbbell and place it in your left hand as you lie on your right side. Extend your legs so your body is straight. Prop yourself up on your right forearm with your elbow directly under your shoulder. Stack your left foot on top of your right and lift your hips away from the floor to bring your body into a straight line.



Action: Move your left arm in an arc directly above your shoulder, then lower with control. Complete all reps and change sides.



SINGLE-LEGGED PLANK

Set-Up: Position yourself on your hands and knees. Place your elbows on the floor directly under your shoulders, extend your legs behind you and lift up onto your toes.



Action: Raise one leg, hold for 30 seconds, and lower. Repeat with the opposite leg.



WEIGHTED WINDMILL

Set-Up:Stand tall with your feet wider than shoulder width and your toes turned out. Hold a dumbbell in your left hand and extend both arms out at shoulder height.



Action: Breathe in as you bend to the right side, touch your outside foot with your left hand and raise your right hand with the dumbbell overhead.
Breathe out as you return to your start position. Repeat this move until you have completed your set; swap sides and continue.


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