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Slim Down a Thick Waistline With This No-equipment Workout, Trainer Says

This slim-down workout can be performed anywhere you are.
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If you're unhappy about a thick waistline, there's one road you need to take right now. You have to focus on losing belly fat and shrinking your waist. It's a pretty common fitness goal, so you are not alone in the journey. First off, it's crucial to step up your game when it comes to healthy eating habits. You also have to exercise on a regular basis, which means plenty of strength training and cardio throughout the week. No pain, no gain, right? We're going to help you slim down a thick waistline with a no-equipment-required workout we've designed to meet your goal. Let's get started!

We get that many people don't have the time to commit to a strength training program in a gym setting, or perhaps they don't have easy access to equipment. We have great news to make this struggle so much simpler to deal with. You can burn calories and belly fat by just using your body weight. There are many movements that you can do to challenge your body, and we are going to explore them today.

In order to slim down a thick waistline, you need to perform more aggressive exercises. It's always beneficial to include squats, pushups, and lunges in your routine, but there are other movements to incorporate into your bodyweight workouts that will get the results you're looking for. Here's the slim-down workout we've put together that can be performed anywhere you are. Plan to do 3 to 4 sets of each, and see your waist shrink down.

Read on to learn more about this routine that'll help you slim down a thick waistline. And next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Cross-Body Mountain Climber

mountain climber exercise to slim down a thick waistline
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin the Cross-Body Mountain Climber exercise by getting into a pushup position with your feet fully extended and shoulders in line with the wrist. Keep your core tight, and take one knee and drive it towards the opposite elbow, flexing your obliques at the end. Bring your leg back to the pushup position before doing it again with the other leg. Alternate back and forth, maintaining tension in your core the entire time. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 15 reps on each leg.

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Bulgarian Split Squat

Bulgarian split squat
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Start the Bulgarian Split Squat in a standing position. Rest your back foot on a bench or couch, and step out with your other foot about 2 to 3 feet away from the bench. Start the movement by lowering your body straight down—with control—so that your back knee almost touches the ground and your front knee is in a runner's lunge. Then, use your weight to drive through your front heel in order to return to standing, flexing your quads and glutes as you rise. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps on each leg.

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Quad Press

quad press
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

For the Quad Press exercise, think of a half squat/half pushup movement. Get down on the floor, and place your hands under your shoulders in a tabletop position. Next, turn your forearms inward about 45 degrees to form a diamond with the hands, and have your knees bent but just above the ground. Keep your weight evenly balanced between your hands and the inside balls of your feet. Lower yourself down by bending at the elbows while pushing your knees out and keeping your back flat. Push your back up through your palms and toes while flexing your triceps hard at the top with each rep. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 15 to 20 reps.

Jump Squats

jump squats exercise to slim down a thick waistline
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin your Jump Squats by placing your legs about hip-width distance apart. Keep your core tight, and throw your arms and hips back at the same time. Swing your arms forward, and jump up as high as you can. Land softly into a half squat before jumping again. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps.

Side Plank Oblique Crunch

side plank crunch to slim down a thick waistline
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this next move by getting into the side plank position with your bottom leg in front of the top one. With your top hand holding your head, perform a side crunch by bringing the top elbow towards the bottom knee. Flex your oblique hard, then return to starting position before performing another rep. Complete 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps on each side.

Tim Liu, C.S.C.S., CSCS
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more about Tim
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