The 3 moves that will tone your waist

Tash Oakley

Do you have a little extra padding around the middle? Love handles are one of the toughest areas to trim into shape, but there are tricks to tighten your waistline. The key to losing those love handles for good is clean eating and lots of energy expenditure. So I’m sharing my top three exercises to maximize calorie burn and get your abs working hard so you can rock those skinny jeans.

3 easy moves to get rid of love handles 

You can set this up as a circuit. Do as many reps as you can in 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds before doing the next exercise, repeat each exercise 4 times

Plank Knee Touch

Plank Knee Touch

Start on your toes and hands in a high plank position. Touch your right hand to left knee as you bring your knee in towards your chest. Focus on keeping a neural level spine. Alternate continuously.

Bear Crawl

Bear Crawl

Start in high plank position slowly walk your hands and feet forward 3 paces, then move back 3 paces. The key is to keep your hips low and alternate foot and hand work in synchronisation.

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plank, break dancer

Break Dancer

Start in a high plank position. Take one hand off the ground, and rotating your torso towards the raised arm. Finish the position with your arm vertical to the ground while keeping both your feet in contact with the surface and not allowing your hips to sag. Return to the starting position and transition to your other arm.

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Greg has made it his fight to bring professionalism back to exercise. With a university degree in Human Movement and working with elite level athletes, Greg’s knowledge and experience is leading the way. Greg is the founder of Better Being, Australia’s only team of university qualified personal trainers delivering health solutions that suit your busy corporate life. Today, Greg continues to support the health and wellbeing of corporate executives and celebrities. He also educates trainers and regularly contributes to national publications and TV shows including Men’s Health, Sky Business and The Morning Show. Greg was awarded the 2011 Australian Exercise Professional of the Year finalist and is a proud ambassador for lululemon athletica. He has also established a charity, Active Kids, which aims to overcome childhood obesity and physical inactivity in Australia. Greg’s passion is to create ways to inspire, educate and motivate people to build a happy and healthy life.