Get rid of your muffin top with these 5 amazing core exercises
That extra fat above the waistline known as the muffin top can be a little tricky to shed. But luckily, it’s not impossible. Try this circuit of five killer ab workouts back to back a few times a week. Your muffin top will turn into a six-pack in no time.
Pick Those Knees Up
For knee-highs, you should stand up straight with your feet a bit more than shoulder distance apart. Keeping your chest tall, bring your right knee up as high as you can and hold for a moment while flexing your right glute. Now lower your leg. Do the same with the left leg. Repeat for 30 seconds.
Back-And-Forth Toe Touches
While lying on your back, life one leg up in the air, keeping it as straight as you can, while also lifting your torso. Reach the opposite arm over and try to touch your toes. Now lower your body back to the original position and repeat on the opposite side. Continue for 30 seconds.
Cut Your Way To Better Abs
It’s a classic: scissors. While lying on your back, arms at your sides and palms down, lift both legs off the ground until your body is making a right angle. Flex your abs and slowly lower one leg until its just above the ground. Raise that leg back up while lowering the other in a continuous motion, and repeat for 30 seconds.
The Mermaid Method For A Tight Tummy
No, you’re not really swimming. Lie on your stomach with your arms and legs stretched into an X shape. Stretch your spine and lift your chest, thighs, and arms from the ground, gaze looking down. Raise one arm up toward your ear as the opposite leg also lifts higher. Repeat on other side and continue alternating for 30 seconds.
Lie on your back and lift your legs up to form your body into a right angle. Making sure your lower back remains on the mat, reach up to touch your toes (or get as close as you can), then come back down to the initial position. Keep going for 30 seconds.