Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s waging war on your fat rolls, the ones that have taken up residence on your hips and prevent you from zipping up your favorite jeans! So to help you get rid of them, we’ve come up with 5 targeted fitness exercises to help you get a dreamy, slimmer and more toned waist.

1 – THE OBLIQUE CRUNCH

This strength training exercise strengthens the abdominal belt, especially the obliques, to help you sport a slimmer waist.

Position: Lying on your back with your hands behind your head and legs bent. Movement: Bring your left knee up and in contact with your right elbow. Duration of the sequence: 4 sets of 10 repetitions.

Tip: Exhale as you come up and inhale as you go down.

2 – BIKE

A key exercise to develop the lateral abdominals. Lying on your back, place your hands behind your head (touching it lightly with your fingers and avoiding pressure), then extend one leg and bend the other into your knee. Twisting your abs, lift your shoulders 10 to 20 cm, pointing your elbow towards your knee.

3 – THE PLANK

Ahh the good old ventral gainage. A classic for getting the flat stomach of our dreams. On a mat on the floor, sit down. Raise your chest slightly and stretch your legs and hold for as long as possible.

4 – JACKKNIFE Sit-up

A jack-knife is a pocketknife, so expect to bend in half! The goal of the exercise is to strengthen your lower abdominal muscles. Lie on your back with your arms and legs stretched out on the floor. Extend your arms and legs toward the ceiling and, if you can, touch the tips of your feet with your hands. Lower your legs and arms, but never put them on the floor. Stay still for a few seconds and then repeat three times. Repeat the exercise about ten times.

5 – THE STOMACH VACUUM

This breathing exercise is among the most effective and beneficial techniques for the whole body. The stomach vacuum acts on a large muscle to target: the deep transverse. Applied hypopressively according to the principles of the Pilates method, it is the only one that allows us to have a flat stomach because this muscle covers the entire abdomen in depth. It is not an easy exercise to master at the beginning, but with our advice you will gradually learn to adopt it and see that it is ideal for a slim waist, better digestion, less bloating, less back pain and better posture in everyday life. This is the most recommended exercise, to be done every morning when you wake up, in short repeated series. Take the time to do it, you will see the beneficial results!