Do you hate doing sit-ups?
You may hate it and think that it’s torture but sit-ups help you achieve a defined waist and stronger core. If you want to see the results, you would have to do more repetitions.
Finally, there is a solution to your predicament. Kick the belly jiggles quick and without the sit-ups. How? Try these exercises from Cosmopolitan:
- Thread the Needle
To do this, get into plank position with the shoulders stacked over the wrists and the body is in a straight line. Keep the hips squared to the ground while bringing the right knee to the right elbow. Extend the right leg across the body and under the left leg. Bring the right knee back to the right elbow. This completes one rep.
- Forearm Plank Swimmers
Position yourself into a forearm plank with the shoulders stacked over the elbows and the palms pressed against the ground. Extend the right arm in front then open to the side. Return to plank position. Repeat the same procedure on the opposite side.
- Leg Crossovers
Lie on the mat with your face up. The palms are pressed against the ground and placed beneath the hips for support. The legs are extended. Keep the lower back against the ground. Lift both legs off the ground for about a foot. Keep the legs straight while crossing over the left and right ankle.
- Side Plank with Twist
Get into a side plank on a mat with the left forearm on the floor. The left fingertips should be facing the right side of the mat. The shoulders, hips, and feet should be stacked. You may stagger your feet to make it easier to move. Use the right arm to reach underneath the body without dropping the hips. Open the chest and reach the right arm overhead. Do more reps.
- Russian Twists
Grab a 5 to 10-pound dumbbell in both hands and hold to chest level. Sit on your but while bending the knees and crossing the ankles. Keep the shoulders away from the ears then twist from the waist to turn the upper body to the left. Repeat on the opposite side and continue to alternate without dropping the feet.
Now, you can get those belly jiggles out of the way without the torture of sit-ups.