2 Best Methods To Whittle Your Waist

Start seeing those abs! What's the most effective way to carve your midsection? Two fitness pros weigh in on their favorite methods.

Joni Lyn Ortiz

IFBB Bikini Pro And Optimum Nutrition Athlete Her Favorite Moves

Her Favorite Moves

Side Plank Superset With Cable Crunch

This workout targets the obliques, working both sides at the same time, which helps warm up core muscles and prepare the body for the rest of the workout. Cable crunches are best done slowly. "Focus on holding the crunch and then fully extending for a nice stretch, then repeat," says Ortiz. 

Stability Ball Plank and Reverse Crunch

Both of these movements work against gravity as you pull in the abs, aiding in a flatter, tighter midsection.

Hanging Leg Raise

This move focuses on the lower abs. 

Weighted Decline Situp

Target your uppers abs with this movement. 

Why They Work

"Rather than just focusing on one section of the abs, this series targets the entire abdominial section, hitting your core, obliques, and lower and upper abs. Even if someone isn't looking for a ripped midsection, strengthening the core helps with balance, posture, and a stronger back," says Ortiz. 

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