7 exercises to reduce the size of your waist

Getting a flat stomach is often a challenge. After many diets and many restrictions, many of us see our fat diminish in many parts of the body…except the ones we really want!

That’s because abdominal fat is stubborn and requires targeted strategies to get rid of it. To help you, here are 7 exercises to do at home.

In addition to a balanced and healthy diet to limit your fat intake, physical activity is the best way to tone your belly and attack the fat that has accumulated there.

However, it is not a question of throwing yourself headlong into exercise, to the point of losing your motivation.

The most important thing is to be rigorous, to be consistent in your efforts and to be willing to change your lifestyle to give yourself the best chance.

As you will have understood, a flat stomach is part of a well thought-out strategy, and with the right exercises, it is possible to see considerable results in a very short time. Here are 7 exercises to incorporate into your daily routine.

lateral bending

For this exercise, you will need two dumbbells.

You need to stand with your feet wide apart at hip level.

Take a dumbbell in your left hand and keeping your trunk as straight as possible, slowly lower yourself to the side. Hold this position for 5 seconds and then return to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 10 times, then move to the right side.

Once you have completed this sequence, take a dumbbell in each hand and repeat the same series of movements.

forward bend

While still in the standing position, bring your feet together slightly and keep your legs straight. Then bend down to touch your feet with your hands and hold this position for a few seconds. For beginners, you can hold your ankles if you can’t reach the ground.

Repeat the exercise 10 times.

the climber or the “mountain climber”

For this exercise performed on the ground, you must start by adopting the pump position. With your arms and chest straight, bend your right knee towards your chest and then reverse this position to your left knee. When one leg is bent, the other leg is always extended backwards.

Make sure your body is constantly sheathed during the exercise. Do 15 reps.

v-shaped abs

Lie on the floor with your arms straight behind your head, legs flat and body aligned. In a simultaneous movement, raise your torso and legs while keeping your arms straight and trying to touch your toes with your fingers. Try to hold this position for 5 seconds, then return to the starting position.

This exercise should be repeated 10 times.

the bicycle

Despite its name, the bicycle exercise is done lying down and does not require any equipment. To perform it, lie on the floor with your arms behind your head.

Raise your legs at a 90-degree angle, then perform the usual movement you do when pedaling a bike, making sure that each elbow touches the opposite knee during the movement. The important thing is that your legs are elevated and not touching the ground during the exercise.

This exercise should be done for 90 seconds.


For this exercise, lie on the floor on your stomach and make sure your body is aligned.

Place your hands on your shoulders and put your toes on the floor. Once in position, lean on your extremities and raise your body straight up, sheathing it as much as possible.

For beginners or people with wrist joint problems, it is possible to support yourself on your elbows by placing them on the floor.

Hold this position for 30 seconds. For the more athletic, you can start with a one-minute plank.

knee to elbow plank

This variation of the plank is performed like the original, except that it involves movement of your lower body.

To perform it, stand on the floor as in exercise 6 and make sure your body is covered. Then bring your right knee toward your left elbow and hold the position for a few seconds.

Make sure your leg does not touch the floor. Return to the starting position, then change legs.

Repeat the exercise 10 times on each side.