7 Ways to Shrink Your Muffin Top
1. Squat Up to Crunch
Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart, hands behind your head. Squat as low as you can. As you come up, crunch your knee to opposite elbow. Alternate. Do 10-20 reps on each side or 30-60 seconds.
2. Squat & Lateral Lunge
Stand with your feet together and keep hands in prayer position. Squat down into a chair pose, keeping feet together. Then lunge to one side, simultaneously bringing your arms down in front of you. Return to starting position. Repeat 10-15 times on each side or for 30-60 seconds.
3. Chair Pose
Stand with your feet together. Squat down into a chair pose, simultaneously raising your arms as high as you can. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
4. Mini Lunges w/Arm Extension
Step forward about 3 feet and extend arms out at shoulder level. Keeping your feet still, lunge forward with your front thigh parallel to the floor and your back foot resting on its toes. At the same time, bring arms together with elbows locked. Do 10-20 times or for 30-60 seconds.
5. Single Arm Pull Down to Knee Up
Stand with feet wider than shoulder width. Place one arm on hip. Take a big step back – about 3 feet, simultaneously raising your arm above your head. Bring your knee up to your elbow while twisting your body. Do 10-20 times or for 30-60 seconds.
6. Side & Twist Punch
Stand with feet slightly apart and knees slightly bent. Step from side to side, about 3 feet. Simultaneously twist your body and punch opposite arms out. Alternate. Repeat 10-20 times on each side or for 30-60 seconds.
7. Step Back w/Arms Up
Stand with feet together. Step back lightly on your toes, simultaneously raising your arms up in front of you. Make sure your arms and back are aligned. Bring your knee up to a 90 degree angle, bringing your arms down to your sides. Do 10-20 reps on each side or for 30-60 seconds.