Around your middle is probably the most frustrating place to have weight because it’s so hard to hide!
There’s nothing worse than buttoning your pants and seeing that little roll spill over right through your shirt.
These moves are here to help trim that muffin top! Pair these moves with a healthy diet, and you’ll be on your way to your six pack in just a matter of weeks :)
~ Corkscrew Pushup: Pushups are a great exercise, especially when you keep that abdomen engaged. This variation is great for targeting that trouble spot!
Start in a standard push-up position. Walk your feet up towards your hands so that your knees are bent in a (roughly) 90 degree angle. Lower your left side close the floor by bending your elbows slightly and rotating the side of your body. It’s the corkscrew motion (see pictures). Pause here. Then rotate to the opposite side. Pause again, and then go back to the starting position.
~ Side Pushup: Another great pushup variation, doing this on your side will really help to hit the muffin top. Be sure you are focusing on proper form!
Start on your side with your hips stacked on top of each other. Using only one arm and keeping your core tight, push your upper body off the ground. (see pictures)
~ Stability Ball V-Pass: You will really feel this move in your core! It’s a great way to focus on your abs and target tricky spots.
Lie face-up on the floor, holding a stability ball overhead with both hands, your legs together and extended straight on the floor. In one motion, tighten your core and lift your arms and legs off the ground, placing the ball between your feet. Squeeze the ball with your legs and lower your arms and legs back to the floor.
~ Ab Cyclone: Get you core rocking with this move! This rotation of the legs will target every aspect of your midsection to eliminate that bulge that you hate!
Lie flat on your back with your hands down at your sides, palms down. Keeping your legs straight, raise them up until they form a 90-degree angle with your upper body. Drop them down and to your left, keeping your legs straight the entire time. Now rotate them to the center, straight in front of you about 6 inches off the floor. Swoop them to your right side, keeping the same hovering distance from the floor. Pull them back to that 90-degree angle. That’s one rep.