5 simple exercises to get a slim waist and a flat stomach

We can’t always lose weight where we want to lose weight, but it is possible to follow a few tips to target specific areas such as the stomach or the waist. It’s all about working the right muscles to get good results.

These exercises should be done in such a way as to make these muscles strong and toned, but certainly not to make them bigger. The workouts in this article have been specifically selected to achieve this goal.

5 simple gestures to get a slim waist and a flat stomach
Our abdomen has 3 main muscle groups and each of them plays a particular role in the appearance of our waist and stomach. If the deep transverse abdominals are not strong enough, the belly will stick out.

The rectus abdominis is the muscle that gives us that famous “drawn abs” look. The external and internal oblique muscles are responsible for the waistline shape and the hourglass shape that many of us want to achieve.

If your goal is to achieve a slim waist and flat stomach, you should focus on toning and strengthening these muscles. That’s why you’ll need static, dynamic and stretching exercises.


Lie down with your legs flat and your arms extended above your head.
Raise your torso and lift your legs off the floor, trying to reach for your ankles.

Return to the starting position.
Repeat 10 to 12 times.
If it’s too hard, you can go leg by leg and take your time.

Abs on the side

Lie down and bend your legs.
Move both hands to your left thigh while holding your knee.

Return to the starting position.
Do the same thing on the other side.
Repeat 10 to 12 times on each side.

Abdos on the side with a training ball

Workouts with a ball are very effective for the external and internal obliques. The instability of the ball forces you to activate these muscles to the maximum.

Lie on your right side with your hip resting on the ball.
The left foot is in front of the right foot. If you need more balance, stand against a wall.

Place your hands behind your head during the exercise, but try not to use your hands when performing the movement.
Lift your upper body with a small movement.

Slowly return to the starting position.
Repeat 10 to 12 times.
Repeat on the other side.

Abdos with a training ball

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

Choose a ball that is large enough to sit on at a 90-degree angle with your legs.
Sit on the ball and move your feet forward so that your lower back is resting on the ball.

Keep your hands behind your head if you need help.
Raise your body by pressing your abs and then slowly lower yourself back down to the starting position.
Repeat 10 to 12 times.
Your abs should be working, not your hands or neck.


The scissors exercise is a great workout for the transverse abdominal muscles.

Lie down and place your arms on either side of your body.
Bend your legs slightly and lift them up.
Raise your leg to about a 45-degree angle and lower your other leg until it is only an inch off the ground.
Switch legs.

Reverse crunches

This exercise works on multiple muscle groups, the rectus abdominis, obliques, and transverse abdominis.

Lie down and place your hands along your body or under your buttocks. .
Bend your legs to 90 degrees.
Bring them up toward your chest, rolling your back slightly.
Return to the starting position.
Keep your legs bent throughout the exercise.
Adapt the exercise to your goals: the further back you swing your body, the more you will work your muscles.