If you keep a diet but it seems like that extra weight around your waist is in no hurry to leave or your abs aren’t as defined as you’d like them to be, it’s time to incorporate some simple but effective exercises into your workout. The pilates training system was created for spine rehabilitation but it also helps perfectly tone deep core muscles and boost metabolism.
Starting position: Lie on your side. Bend one arm and put it under your head. Place the other arm in front of you. Slightly bend your knees, keep your feet together, and squeeze the glutes.
Keeping your feet together, raise the knee up and then return it to the starting position. To target the right muscles, don’t move your pelvis and don’t let your neck bend down.
Repetitions: 15-20 reps for each side
Effect: You’ll work your oblique abdominal muscles.