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I want my waist smaller! Any suggestions

Blazianbeauty26Blazianbeauty26 Posts: 9Registered Users
I started off at 165 now I'm 155 my measurements are 36-30-36 I want to lose 5 more inches in my waist!

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  • SurfTheWavesSurfTheWaves Posts: 26Registered Users
    Try hula hooping! (with a weighted hula hoop used for fitness, not one of the flimsy ones for kids) Using all of those abdominal and back muscles creates a corset effect which might help whittle your waist!
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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    You can't spot reduce so you are just going to have to slim down over all your do this by building more muscle i.e. doing more resistance exercises on your body.
  • juicyfruitjuicyfruit Posts: 751Registered Users
    Blueblood is right.
  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users
    I'm targeting my waist as well... This trainer at a barre3 class was saying oblique exercises aren't bad for the waist at all, but because they build up the muscle it gives you less definition. Therefore, the muscle you're trying to target is the transverse abdominus, your inner ab muscle.

    Pilates rolls are really good for that. Also, lots of cardio. I'm just starting my waist trimming journey so I'll let you know!

    Pinterest is great for workout ideas!
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  • lisacontlisacont Posts: 9Registered Users
    The most important thing to understand while geting a small waist is that a healthy bodyweight is priority and strength training for the entire body along with healthy diet are key.
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  • So_JaneSo_Jane Posts: 155Registered Users
    I started off at 165 now I'm 155 my measurements are 36-30-36 I want to lose 5 more inches in my waist!

    1. Gut healthy food; there are a number of foods that are beneficial to the waistline and stomach-- This is why I eat Oatmeal and drink green tea year round... And drink tons of plain flat-water. If you google it, a bunch or food lists should come up.

    2. Standing cardio!! (outdoor walking, roller blading/skating or cycling, etc).. Slims the waist and trunk and really tones up the glutes and calves as well.

    3. Proper sleep. If you don't get enough sleep throughout the day you build up more of the fat-retaining hormones... but if you try to sleep more and are well rested, you burn more fat, longer and faster throughout the day.
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  • CurlyAeriCurlyAeri Posts: 21Registered Users
    Try working out using a waist trainer/ waist slimmer (its kind of like a corset), at first it may be uncomfortable but over time you get use to it and it melts off the inches as long as you continuously use it and carry on a healthy lifestyle:) Just type "waist trainer" into google and it should bring up some results of companies you can purchase one from !
  • CurlyLerCurlyLer Posts: 4Registered Users
    Planks are good, I prefer straight arm planks because they work my "stuff" out but forearm planks are better if you just want to focus on your core.
  • MeiMei Posts: 258Registered Users
    Getting a smaller waist isn't always possible, at some point you lose enough weight and tone enough that your measurements are simply your measurements and you can no longer burn fat off certain areas. When this happens, you can always learn to properly corset train.

    I am plus sized but I have a 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, I am 56-46-56.
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    Mei wrote: »
    Getting a smaller waist isn't always possible, at some point you lose enough weight and tone enough that your measurements are simply your measurements and you can no longer burn fat off certain areas. When this happens, you can always learn to properly corset train.

    I am plus sized but I have a 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, I am 56-46-56.

    Hourglass shape women, like yourself, will always have a small waist in comparison to the rest of their body at any size. It's just the way you're built.

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  • MeiMei Posts: 258Registered Users
    Mei wrote: »
    Getting a smaller waist isn't always possible, at some point you lose enough weight and tone enough that your measurements are simply your measurements and you can no longer burn fat off certain areas. When this happens, you can always learn to properly corset train.

    I am plus sized but I have a 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, I am 56-46-56.

    Hourglass shape women, like yourself, will always have a small waist in comparison to the rest of their body at any size. It's just the way you're built.

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    Precisely the point I was trying to make. :) Body type is simply body type. Outside of losing weight (belly fat, for example), only corseting will shrink one's hip to waist ratio, and if someone does this, they should be very careful about it, as you can seriously do harm to yourself if you don't do it properly.
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  • ihavethesunihavethesun Posts: 7Registered Users
    I think I saw something once about a women who wore a corset for a few years and it shrank her waist :dontknow:
  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    I think I saw something once about a women who wore a corset for a few years and it shrank her waist :dontknow:

    I read something about having your lower ribs removed to get a thinner waist.

    Wearing a corset for the purpose of "training" your waist to be slimmer is just as bad as getting your ribs removed.

    The best thing you can do is dress for your body shape as people won't notice that you don't have small waist.