Many women are born with boyish, straight frames, yet long for sexier curves. Fortunately, if you're one of those women, there is a way to minimize your middle, while maintaining that ideal hour-glass silhouette. By building strength in certain areas, such as your backside, shoulders, and legs, while using workouts to banish belly fat - you can make your body appear far shapelier. This waist-trimmer belt workout is the perfect tool for just that.
Even better, all you need to make the most out of this workout is your reliable waist-trimmer belt, designed to focus the heat from your exercises around your core, a set of dumbbells, and plenty of motivation.
Step 1: Squat to Rotating Press
Begin standing, with your feet spread a little farther apart than the width of your hips. Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them together in front of your stomach/pelvis, pushing your hips backwards and bending your knees to drop slightly into a gentle squat. As you move, your aim should be to let the dumbbells touch the floor - not your body.
After a moment, press upwards on your heels while curling the weights upwards and into the chest. Remember to draw your abs in tight, and as you return to a full standing position and lift the weights overhead as you rotate to the right, twisting your left heel. Return back to the starting position, and repeat on the opposite side to start your waist-trimmer belt workout.
Step 2: Curtsey Curl
Not quite as sweet as it sounds, the curtsey curl starts with a dumbbell in your left hand and your full weight shifted onto your left leg. Cross your right leg backwards behind the left and lower your body into a lunge/curtsey that bends both of your knees. If your left leg is lunging forward, the dumbbell should be situated beside the knee of your right leg.
Rise out of the lunge carefully, and extend your right leg to the side as your left leg straightens. Rotate your torso and curl the dumbbell across your chest before returning to the starting position. Remember to repeat your reps on both sides of the body.
Step 3: The Reaching Row
The next step in the waist-trimmer belt workout involves using a pair of dumbbells, and standing in a split stance with your right foot forwards. Lower carefully into a lunging position, angling forwards from your hips at about 45 degrees, and reach out with the dumbbells towards your feet, your palms facing your thighs. Bend your left elbow behind your body, and pull the weight in front of your shoulder.
As your left arm moves back to the floor, switch sides by bending your right elbow behind your body. Once again, be sure to cover both sides.
Step 4: Reach Under Side Plank
Finally, to finish your waist-trimmer belt workout, grab a dumbbell in your left hand and maneuver your body into a side-plank position, propping yourself up on your forearm and right elbow. Bend your bottom knee slightly for support and raise your hips upwards until your body forms a completely straight line from shoulders to ankles. Lift your left arm up towards the ceiling and follow it with your gaze.
Keeping your abs tight and hips steady, reach behind and under your torso with your left hand, then lift your arm back into the starting position for one full rep. Repeat the move three times on your right, then three on your left.