It is very easy to get a nice chubby belly but it is really hard to get rid of it. Fortunately there are some effective exercises which can help you get rid of your belly like planks, twisting, crunches, etc. Your abs and obliques are the main muscles which form your belly. Working on them doesn’t essentially require you to go to gym. 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis can help you achieve your toned stomach. That being said here are 9 workouts for a slim waist.

1 Heel touchers

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Among great workouts for a slim waist for your oblique’s and abdominals are heel touchers. You would have to lay back on a mat and bend your knees. Your legs should be a bit wider than shoulder width. Try extending your arms with your palms facing your body. When you crunch your torso by touching your heels with your fingers, exhale out and then hold the posture for some time. Then slowly move back into the previous position and then inhale. Workout both sides of your torso equally. Perform 15 reps for each side.

2 Oblique “V” crunch

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Fat can be burned from your obliques by performing this exercise. Lie on the yoga mat sideways. Keep one leg above the other and keep the upper arm behind the head so that it can cause stress on your obliques. Raise both your legs off the floor and move your upper body towards your legs so as to make a ‘V’. Use your other arms for support. Go back into the previous position slowly. Perform 8 reps for one side of your obliques.

3 Triangle crunch

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One of the better workouts for a slim waist. Start by kneeling on your right knee and then support yourself by placing your right hand on the yoga mat. Keep your left arm behind your head and slowly extend the left leg. Move your left leg and elbow towards each other by crunching. Hold the posture for a few seconds and then slowly revert back to your previous position but avoid extending your left leg completely. Try keeping your leg in the air. Perform 35 reps for each side of your stomach.

4 Ordinary forearm plank

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The Forearm plank is a very good exercise for strengthening your core and getting rid of your belly. Lay on your forearms on the mat and your shoulders should just be above your shoulders. Try keeping a shoulder-width distance between your forearms. You can fix your spine’s posture by looking at a spot on the floor which would be 30 cm below your hands. Try keeping the stress on your spine so that your back and neck and align correctly. Try maintaining this posture for at-least 20 seconds.

5 Starfish crunch

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Starfish crunch is a very effective exercise for sculpting your core. You have to lay on the yoga mat and form an ‘X’ position by extending your hands and legs. Move your shoulders and your upper body off the ground and try making your elbows and knees touch. Stress your core for performing this exercise. For a few seconds hold the posture and then revert back to the starting position. Perform 20 reps.

6 Standing cross-crunches

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Among workouts for a slim waist, cross crunches standing up can give stress to your abs, hip flexors and your obliques. It not only helps to tone your stomach, but it also reduces the fat on your thighs. You would have to make your left elbow and right knee touch each other by bending your hand. You would have to make your torso rotate so as to make the elbow and knee meet. Go back to the starting position and perform for the other side as well. Perform 30 reps for both sides.

7 Side jackknives

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Side jackknives is a good workout for your glues, abs, obliques and hip flexors. You have to lay on the yoga mat on your right side and stack your legs over each other. Place your left arm behind your head and keep your left arm at your side. Try bringing your feet up by stressing your obliques. Then try to raise your upper body moving with your left elbow. Hold the posture for some seconds and then return back to your previous position. Avoiding your shoulders and feet from touching the yoga mat. Perform 15 reps for both sides of the torso.

8 Windshield wipers

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This is a great one among workouts for a slim waist. You can stress your lower back, abs and obliques by performing windshield wipers. Lay on the yoga mat with your back facing the ground and keep your arms straight by your sides for supporting yourself. Raise your legs and at a 90 degree angle bend your knees. Rotate your legs to the left but avoid letting it touch the floor. Hold the posture for some seconds and then revert back to the starting position. Perform the movement for the other side as well. Perform total 30 reps and then perform more after getting stronger.