Most ladies who go to the gym, lift weights. They do not mind toning their biceps, abs, and glutes.
While some only want to get rid of side fats without bulking up.
Side abs are connected to the lower ribs and go down to the pubic bone. They create the shape of our body. When working this group of muscles, you make them grow which means that you can forget about having a thinner waist.
Here are some exercises you should avoid and their alternatives instead.
1: INSTEAD OF: Side Bends with Dumbbells
Lena Boone, a bodybuilder and an NPC Sunshine Classic winner, says that one of the most frequent mistakes women make is when they do different bends in the hopes of getting a thinner waist.
She calls it “abs abuse.” When bending from side to side with dumbbells, you make your side abs grow.
Try to avoid this exercise when working out.
REPLACE IT WITH: Vacuum Exercise
Suck in your stomach as much as you can. Hold this pose for a few seconds and then relax.
In the beginning, it will be quite hard to do this exercise but when you learn to do it correctly and start doing it regularly, you will notice the results shortly.