Fitness: Four moves to get that coveted snatched waist
By NINA ODONGO | 3 months ago
Wave goodbye to your corset and get your snatched waist, or a slim waist that a corset or any compression garment creates, making the shoulders and hips more prominent.
Watch your food portions then do these exercises at home to tighten up your core and you are on your way to that hourglass figure.
1.Side plank pulses
Start in a low side plank with your elbow directly under your shoulder and your feet stacked on top of each other.
Start with your body in a straight line, parallel to the ground then lift your hips up and down without touching the ground.
Make sure to keep your hips stacked and your body straight throughout to maximise on the core workout.
2.Raised arm high plank
Start in a high plank with your shoulders and hands aligned and your body parallel to the floor. Keeping your core tight throughout, extend your right arm up and forward until it is parallel to the floor.
Keep it raised for two seconds then return to start and repeat on the other side.
Make sure not to swing your body in either direction when you lift your arms; use your core muscles to stabilise you.
Challenge: Raise your opposite arm and leg simultaneously for a harder workout!
Start in a low plank with your elbows and shoulders plank and your body parallel to the ground, pelvis tucked in.
Roll your hips from one side to the other: Do not allow your bum to rise! Adjust your feet throughout as needed.
Challenge: To make the exercise harder, tap the floor with your hips on either side.
Start in a low plank with your body in a straight line. Lift your bum towards the ceiling, keeping your back and neck straight.
Lower back down to parallel and repeat.
Make sure to use control throughout and keep your core contracted during the exercise.
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