Werk! 8 Ways To Whittle Your Waistline This Winter

January 24, 2013 ‐ By Janessa Mondestin
"Black women exercise"

Black women exercise

Has old man winter gotten your waistline a bit off kilter? No need to fret! Here are 8 ways to whittle your waistline, just in time to bare some skin for spring.

Leg Lifts

Leg lifts are usually performed upright using a Captain Chair but for optimal results with little strain on your upper body, try them laying down. Begin by lying down face up. For beginners, bend knees, feet flat on the floor as the starting position. Inhale and lift knees towards chest, pause for 2 seconds and return feet to start position as you exhale. Raise the knees as close to chest as possible without using momentum.

To advance the exercise, raise knees towards chest, pause and exhale as you straighten the legs vertically. Inhale again before lowering the legs in a straight position gently down to the ground, exhaling as they descend. For the super strong core, target your lower abdominals by completing the exercise with straight legs entirely.

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  • Nope

    #1. sit ups. WARNING: sweating required. **readers immediately lose interest**

    • JaneDoe

      Not if they really want to loose weight.. Spring is coming up ladies. Lets werk!!! I know I am. I love my dresses too much not to

    • TeahMonae

      Sit ups are a waste of time if they aren’t accompanied by cardio. I have never broke a sweat by just doing sit ups alone!

    • tia ramsey

      I think planks are more effective than sit ups.

      • Keisha Samoht

        In that case imma do planks cause i wont worry about sweating my hair out. YAY!