|Weight & Wellness / 2:40 PM - Monday July 12, 2010|
What exercises are good for the "spare tire" around the waist?
I have lost 35 pounds the last year and am pretty satisfied with my weight, except for the "spare tire" that is developing around my waist. I am looking for some exercises specifically for that problem. Thanks!
- Asked by A Budget-minded, Female, 56-65, Indianapolis, Medical / Dental
Situps, walking on a road with an incline, running,..I have a flat stomach and have maintained it this way for years. Rosey
If your core is strong, the spare tire is weight-related. I'm a trainer. Try a Pilates class that works on the core to make sure it is strong, then concentrate on the weight issue. Also check your BMI and if you are over 25 it is a weight issue. If you are under 25, then probably core work is needed. Crunches, oblique crunches, leg-out crunches, Pilates rolls - get a book on abs and core and do 15 minutes of work. Also try Gliding - a workout using disks that you can do in your home. www.dynamixmusic.com carries them. Great all over workout (about 35 minutes for the basic) and separate workouts for abs/core. Good luck.