If you’re tired of that ‘muffin top’ or ‘love handles’, no shame; you’re far from the only one looking for how to slim down in this area. The hard truth: No matter how many lower abs, obliques, and lower back exercises you do, you can’t tone your muffin top into oblivion. (Read: Try Daphne Iking’s flab abs workout). It’s fat, meaning the only way to get truly get rid of it is to lose weight.
That being said, you can firm up the muscles underneath to make you feel better, look sleeker, and burn cals that will ultimately help you get the stomach you want. How? This muffin top workout from insanely fit (and funny) trainer Kym Perfetto (@KymNonStop). If your abs aren’t totally toasted after this, cue up Kym’s 10-minute lower abs workout next, and you’re sure to be burned up in no time. (Related: Workouts you can crush in your condo balcony).
How it works: Do the moves step-by-step below. Complete the warm-up, then do each superset twice. Ex: Do a full sets of exercise 1a then do a full set of exercise 1b. Repeat. Then move on to 2a and 2b.
A. Lie facedown on the floor, palms flat on the floor below shoulders.
B. Inhale to press into palms and lift chest off the floor, pulling shoulders back and extending head toward ceiling.
C. Exhale and slowly lower to starting position. Do 5 reps.
A. Lie facedown on the floor, palms flat on the floor, and forehead resting on fingers.
B. Inhale to lift chest and extend arms backwards next to hips, fingertips reaching toward toes.
C. Exhale to lower chest and return to starting position. Do 5 reps.