5 Moves To Shrink Your Muffin Top

So you want to get rid of your muffin top? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think with a consistent muffin top blasting routine. Target the hips and back to sculpt a gorgeous hourglass in place of your muffin top.

When your waistline begins to overflow out the back of your jeans, try these muffin top shrinking exercises to reshape this troublesome area. There are plenty of exercises you can do to start slimming the arch of your back and sculpt beautiful curves out of your hips. Just don’t forget to also watch what you eat, since you may have inherited a tendency for weight gain in this particular region of the body. So, skip the sweets and muffins!

Try these waist slimming exercises to lose the muffin top:

1. Jumping Burpees

Before you start in with the sculpting, you need to raise the heartrate and raise your metabolism for fat burning benefits. Jump into burpees for a quick High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercise that boosts your calorie crunching efforts.

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Squat to the floor with hands on either side of your legs
  • Assume the push-up position by jumping your feet back
  • Perform one push-up, and jump your knees back into your chest
  • Explode up with a jump, as you reach for the sky with your hands
  • Repeat three sets of 15 reps to warm up

Tip: Up the intensity with two or more push-ups at the bottom. Fight arm flab at the same time you lose the muffin top by substituting a triangle push-up at the bottom instead.

2. Dumbbell Twist (And Shout!)

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Take one dumbbell in both hands and straighten the arms
  • Reach it to the right (turning your head and torso to this side) while pivoting on your left toe
  • Now bend the elbows and knees while bringing the weight to the left hip in a squat
  • Keep your chest tall and back in line with your neck, and fix your gaze forward at the bottom
  • Tighten the abs as you exhale through each rep
  • Repeat this exercise 15 times, then switch to the left side
  • Jump rope for 60 seconds for a cardio burst in between

Tip: Target the obliques and higher up the back with an extra set by extending the dumbbell diagonal (instead of horizontal to the shoulder) then bringing it to the outside of the foot with a deeper squat.

3. Aerobic Lunge With Weight

  • Stand with your feet together and take the dumbbell in your right hand
  • Extend the dumbbell overhead (palm forward) and left arm horizontal with shoulders
  • Step back into a lung with your left leg (tap the knee to the floor)
  • Now bring the left knee in together with your right elbow
  • Twist the dumbbell and palm toward you as you tap your elbow and knee
  • Release leg and tap the top of your big to the floor for one rep
  • Repeat 15 reps, then switch the dumbbell to the left hand and repeat
  • Now add a set of Jumping Burpees for a cardio blast in between

Tip: If you’re a beginner, try a shallower lunge, put down the weight, or skip the knee up. When you’ve had time to develop your balance, add the knee up and deepen the lunge.

4. Aerobic Step Curls

  • Start with the feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Hold the dumbbell in your right hand at rest and shift your weight to the right foot
  • Now bend the right knee and extend the left toe behind you
  • Keep the chest tall as you twist the torso, tightening the abs
  • Bring the left knee to your right elbow by curling the weight
  • Keep your balance as you release and repeat 15 times
  • Switch the dumbbell to the left hand and repeat another set to finish
  • Jump rope for 60 seconds for a cardio burst in between

Move onto lawnmower lunges, to make use of the backbreaking pulling motion of starting your lawnmower.

5. Lawnmower Lunge

  • Start with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Take your dumbbell in left hand and extend your right leg behind you (like an arabesque)
  • Keep your chest, head, and back in line with your extended leg
  • Bend into a left leg lunge and extend your arms toward the floor
  • Now return to the arabesque and row your dumbbell (beside the waistline)
  • Lower back down to the floor and repeat a set of 15 reps
  • Switch the dumbbell to the right side and repeat a set to finish
  • Complete the routine with a set of jumping burpees

Want to get rid of your muffin top even quicker than before? Then add this Belly Bulge Diet to your efforts to burn calories fast.