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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.

Sarah E. Evans

BPI Sports Bombshell

Her Favorite Moves

Sprint Intervals On The Treadmill

After you warm up with some stretches and light jogging, sprint for 30 seconds on a speed of up to 9 mph and 4 percent incline. Rest 30 seconds. Keep movement to a minimum during the recovery so your heart rate fully drops (such as standing on the side rails of the treadmill). Repeat for 12 to 10 minutes. 

Jumping Jacks or Jumping Rope

Do 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. (Evans alternates between jumping jacks and jumping rope.) Continue for a total of 15 minutes. 

Track Sprints

After warming up, sprint the straightaways and walk the curves. Continue for 20 to 30 minutes. 

Why They Work

"Whittling away your waist means losing belly fat, and that's best done by kicking your body into fat-burning overdrive. Sprints and other high-intensity intervals help ensure your body will continue to burn through fat stores longer after your cardio is done. When trying to tighten up my waist I incorporate HIIT cardio into my workouts usually three to four days a week," says Evans. 

 

 

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