Kick your abs into gear with this effective exercise — no crunching required! Grab an exercise ball and watch this short video to learn the move. The ball-pass exercise works your abdominals as they stabilize the torso against the weight of your arms and legs moving away from your center. Try it!
Muffin top. Spare tire. Love handles. That extra jiggle around the waist may have a lot of endearing nicknames, but that doesn't mean we actually love it. Unfortunately you cannot pick and choose where you lose weight, but you can tone troublesome areas.
To lose weight at your waist, you must commit to cardio workouts to help you lose fat all over, and you also need eat a clean diet. Toning up the muscles under those love handles will both strengthen your core and give you a firmer look through your torso. Here are three of our favorite variations of the side plank that will help create a shapely waist.
This week’s bonus challenge for the Get Fit For 2011 giveaway is to give your kitchen a healthy makeover. Now is the time to clean up your cabinets and rearrange the contents of your fridge to decrease unhealthy temptations. We asked celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff for some advice on making your kitchen a safe zone. Watch, learn, and then take up the task.