Top 5 exercises to work that waist

27th March

Try our top 5 exercise tips and reap the rewards that you deserve.

Kick, twist and arabesque

Sit with feet and palms planted on the floor, fingers facing back. Lift hips, coming onto toes as you extend left arm and right leg up, right inner thigh facing the ceiling. Rotate torso, placing left hand and right knee on the floor as you extend left leg up. Reverse motion to return to your original position. Repeat.

Tuck-and-inner-thigh-kick_4.jpg?mtime=20170327083818#asset:395297:urlTuck and inner thigh kick

Sit with feet and palms planted on the floor, fingers facing back. Lift hips and cross right ankle over left thigh. Lift left arm, bending it as if making a muscle. Push hips up slightly as you uncross right leg and kick it straight up. Return to original position, and repeat. This move will really challenge your balance.

Tuck-and-inner-thigh-kick_3.jpg?mtime=20170327083807#asset:395296:urlPike and dip

Start in plank position, then lift hips; think Downward-Facing Dog. As you lower hips, twist waist to the left, dipping hips toward the floor. Twist hips back up to centre and then over to the right, dipping them down again. Continue alternating, turning leg out from the hip.

Tuck-and-inner-thigh-kick_1.jpg?mtime=20170327083737#asset:395294:urlTuck-and-inner-thigh-kick_2.jpg?mtime=20170327083753#asset:395295:urlSwinging arabesque plank

Start in plank, then lift leg as high as possible, toe pointed. As you lower down, rotate body to the right, coming to rest on right hip. Immediately swing left leg back behind body. Reverse motion to original position, and make sure to avoid arching your back. Repeat.

Swinging-arabesque-plank_1.jpg?mtime=20170327084704#asset:395298:urlSwinging-arabesque-plank_2.jpg?mtime=20170327084713#asset:395299:urlAlternating arabesque kick

Start on all fours with forearms on the floor. Lift right leg up and over to the left on a diagonal, rotating torso and right leg slightly so that sole of right foot faces left. Return to the original position, and repeat move with left leg. Continue alternating, trying to reach that leg back.

Alternating-arabesque-kick_1.jpg?mtime=20170327084938#asset:395300:urlAlternating-arabesque-kick_3.jpg?mtime=20170327085002#asset:395302:urlNeed a bit of help? Hire a VPT to help you reach your goals Very Personal Trainers

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