Tummy Workout For a Slim Waistline
An effective tummy workout will tone your abdominals and burn fat too. Most exercises that target the stomach, like sit-ups and crunchies, simply focus on ab muscles alone. However, if you want a slim waistline or flat stomach, then you’ll need to lose weight around the area too. Otherwise, all those toned muscles will be hidden under a layer of subcutaneous fat and all your hard work will have been for nothing!
The revolutionary torso trimmer completely solves this issue. The unique machine mimics the rotational movement of a pommel horse. It supports your upper body whilst allowing you to move your lower body in a circular motion, which activates the core muscles of the torso. By adjusting the speed of the rotations you can also increase your heart rate and benefit from a cardiovascular training session. This delivers an effective tummy workout whilst enabling your body to burn fat.
In this article, we’ll walk you through 8 tummy workout options that can be performed on the torso trimmer. They’ll help to strengthen your core, tone your stomach, and burn stubborn belly fat too.
#1 – Classic Torso Trimmer Rotations
Classic torso trimmer rotations target the abdominal muscles whilst delivering a cardiovascular workout too. Begin by adjusting the armrests to elbow height and standing with both feet on the footplate. Grasp the handles and rest your arms on the pads, then contract your core and slowly begin to rotate the footplate clockwise. Do this for 1-2 minutes depending on your level of cardiovascular fitness, then switch direction and rotate the body anti-clockwise. Maintain a strong core and relaxed shoulders throughout. For best results, keep switching direction until you’ve completed at least 15 minutes in total.
#2 – Single Leg Rotations
Single leg rotations engage the abdominals, develop balance and proprioception, in combination with an aerobic workout. Adjust the armrests to elbow height and place one foot on the footplate. Cross your other leg over your standing knee so it’s partially supported but the foot doesn’t reach the plate. Rest your arms on the pads and hold the handles, then slowly begin to rotate the footplate clockwise as you contract your core muscles. Do this for 60 seconds and then reverse the movement in the anti-clockwise direction. After another minute, switch legs, and perform the movement in a clockwise direction for 60 seconds, followed by anticlockwise for another minute. Be sure to come to a complete stop before attempting to switch over. Keep your shoulders relaxed, head up, and abs tight throughout.
#3 – Split Stance Rotations
Split stance rotations develop your coordination and mobility, whilst building your core strength and aerobic capacity. Stand with your left foot on the smaller footplate and the right foot on the larger base plate. Rest your arms on the cushioned pads and grasp the handles firmly. Shift your weight to the balls of your feet so that your heels are slightly off the ground. Then rotate your lower body clockwise, so that your left leg crosses in front of you and right leg crosses behind you. Rotate as far as feels comfortable whilst keeping your shoulders facing forward. Then reverse the movement in an anticlockwise direction. This time your left leg will cross behind you and the right leg will come in front. Repeat this for 60 seconds, keeping your core engaged throughout. Then swap over so that your right foot is on the smaller footplate and the left foot is on the larger one. Repeat the alternative rotations for another 60 seconds to achieve a balanced tummy workout on both sides.
#4 – Rotating Plank
The rotating plank delivers a killer ab workout that sculpts and defines your torso. Position the small footplate front and center, so it’s in line with the vertical adjustment bar. Kneel on the larger base plate whilst facing away from the machine and then place your hands on the floor. Straighten your arms and shift your weight forward, assuming a plank position. Your feet should be on the small footplate and body should be straight. Use your abdominals to draw your knees forward towards your stomach, rotating the footplate closer as you do so. Once it’s at the closest possible point, complete the rotation by extending the legs back towards the starting position. Repeat the rotation 10 times using a smooth, fluid movement. Then rotate in the opposite direction 10 times. Repeat 2-3 sets of this tummy workout, resting for 20-30 seconds between each one.
#5 – Boxing Band Extensions
Boxing band extensions deliver an all-around shoulder, arm, and tummy workout. They isolate the triceps, deltoids, and obliques, to define your upper body and waistline. Begin by attaching an exercise band to the vertical adjustment bar. Take the band in one hand and stand in front of the machine but facing away from it. Position yourself in a split stance, with the opposite foot to your band holding hand in front. The other foot should be slightly behind so that you’re completely stable. Holding the band firmly, extend your arm slowly in front of you, in a movement similar to a punch. Then return to the starting position, rotating your torso slightly as you do. That’s one rep. Repeat 10-12 reps, keeping your core tight and muscles engaged. Complete 2-3 sets and then repeat on the other side.
#6 – Standing Row
The standing row targets your lats, arms, and core muscles. Start by attaching an exercise band to the torso trimmer’s vertical adjustment bar. Stand on the floor in front of the machine, with your feet hip-width apart. Take one end of the exercise band in each hand and then pull them towards you in a rowing movement. Be sure to keep your elbows tucked in close to your body and fists facing forwards. Slowly return to the starting position, breathing in as you do so. Repeat this action for 10-12 reps and 2-3 sets. To make it even more challenging, try performing the movement in a squat position instead of standing. This activates muscles in both the arms and legs for a total body workout.
#7 – Glute Extensions
Glute extensions target your posterior muscle chain and develop a strong core. First, you’ll need to attach an exercise band to the vertical adjustment column and stand on the large base plate of the machine. Attach the band to your right ankle and place your arms on the cushioned rests. Hold the handles to stabilize your body and extend your right leg out behind you. Take it as far as feels comfortable whilst maintaining a strong core. Once you feel your glutes activating, hold the extended position for a few seconds before you return to the start. Repeat 10-12 times and then switch legs. Ensure you keep your abs tight throughout the exercise and don’t be tempted to compensate with your lower back instead of your glutes.
#8 – Bicep Curl Lunge
The bicep curl lunge targets the quads, biceps, and core, for an effective full body workout. Attach the exercise band to the lowest point on the main pillar and take one end in each hand. Take a lunge stance with your back leg on the floor and front leg on the base plate. Extend the lunge so it’s challenging to hold without letting the knee move over the toes. Keep your torso strong and lift the ends of the band towards your shoulders in a bicep curl movement. Keep the motion slow and controlled as you return to the starting position. Your head should be facing straight ahead and core should be engaged. Repeat the movement 10-12 times, for 2-3 sets.
The Best Tummy Workout Machine
If you’re looking for an effective tummy workout tool to help you lose weight permanently, then the torso trimmer is a perfect solution. Using it for just 15 minutes, three times per week has been shown to reduce body fat by 30%. The same scientific study also showed that the waist circumferences of the participants reduced by an average of 15% over six weeks. The fat-burning effects of the associated cardio workout mean you’ll lose troublesome belly fat, reducing your risk of chronic diseases.
The torso trimmer delivers much more than a simple tummy workout. For people with back pain or those who are prone to muscular issues, increasing core strength is often beneficial. It develops the muscles in a way that can completely free you from back pain over the long-term. Plus, the fact you can perform so many different types of exercise on it means you’ll never tire of working out. This will make you more likely to exercise consistently and enable you to get more out of every session.
If you have questions about tummy workout options on the torso trainer, then we can help. Our specialist team are knowledgeable about all aspects of fitness and can assist you with any queries you may have. Call us at 502-771-2712, email us at [email protected], or drop us a message using our contact form.