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How to Get a Smaller Waist

How to Get a Smaller Waist

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In this FABulously Fit Friday episode we explore how to achieve that coveted small waistline. See the video below.

That hourglass look is what most of us desire but sometimes have difficulty achieving.

We've seemingly tried everything - situps, diet, cardio, creams, and squeems (if you haven't heard of a squeem yet essentially it's an old-fashioned corset).

Even with a great diet do you still have troubles with your waistline? (see: Meals for Fat Loss)

If this sound like you, this episode of FABulously Fit Friday is for you.

Have you had success trimming your waistline when you wanted to achieve that coveted hour glass look?

Please share your experiences in the comments below the video.

And if you would like your questions answered on FABulously Fit Friday please send me email to Info@FigureAndBikini.org.

With love,

Kristin

Author: Kristin Shaffer
kristin@figureandbikini.org

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Hey Kristin!
Personally, an "hour glass" waist is something i am continually working to achieve. I remember as a dancer never having "curves" (which was a great thing then); however, today, I find the hour glass figure to be something I want to have on stage. Because I am not naturally an hour glass type, i find it becomes more about creating the illusion that my waist is tinier than it really is by bringing out my lats (especially my upper lats) and my quad sweep. Also, eliminating movements that widen the waist or create a blocky waist has been critical for me.
--SarahSuss21

And Sarah your physique has come so far! You continue to make amazing changes to your body SO very quickly and you HAVE achieved that hourglass look because of your commitment to do so.

Well done!

With love,
Kristin
--fabeditor

Well, I truly appreciate that! I am continually "watching" my waistline though (especially as I try to add some muscle). Sometimes, size in the shoulders, back, quads, etc... also leads to size in the waist, which I can't afford! :)

I think also keeping control of the diet off season is important to having the ability for one's waist to come in when it is time to diet down for a show

I have a show in 16 and a half weeks, so we shall see if I am successful at keeping my waist tight even though I've increased the weight i am lifting and added new movements.

again, thanks for the kind words. i really appreciate your support!

&to those out there competing....
never . give . up
--SarahSuss21

Hi Kristin. Thanks again for another interesting chat! I heard what you said a few years back (about developing shoulders and lats for the small/smaller waist appearance). Now, if I only had a waist! LOL. Hence one reason why I'm training for my first figure. :-) Do you suppose genetics may have something to do with it as well? Thankfully, I have wide shoulders so once my lats get developed, then 'maybe' I'll have the desired small waist look. :-) Thanks again!!
--jcsmitty2

Genetics definitely has something to do with it, but with each perceived genetic 'disadvantage' in this sport, there comes 'advantages'.

For instance, while a competitor on the shorter side might have a more difficult time achieving the hourglass look due to shorter muscular structure and length between the rib cage and hips, that very same competitor has an advantage over taller gals as myself as she shows her muscle mass more than I do. The same bicep muscle mass on both of us will look fuller on her due to the sheer length of the muscle (think of stretching a rubber band).

With love,
Kristin
--fabeditor

Thanks Kristin. Now I'm learning how important it is to have a good coach that can bring out one's best as far as muscle structure, etc.
--jcsmitty2

Yes ! I totally agree. There isn't one truly PERFECT physique, but there are a lot that look ridiculously close to it. It is all about creating the illusion by working with one's muscle and bone structure... in my opinion at least
--SarahSuss21

What if you have a small waist and just want to get more fit abs..I guess overtraining will do the same thing? I have stopped with the oblique training but do more lower/upper ab and core exercises. I am competing Bikini in 7 weeks and need ab work? 3x's week/3 sets is probably overkill huh?!
--Lyndeanna

When you say you want "more fit abs" are you meaning more definition? If so that's mostly diet... getting your body fat down to a level where you will see the underlying muscle more. If you are meaning you want to build muscle then you would train your abs just like you train every other body part. In that case it's not necessary to train them more than a couple of times a week and you would consider adding resistance to your exercises.

I hope that helps!

With love,

Kristin
--fabeditor

I do want more definition but I know my abs and core are still weak and I'm not sure even if I lost the fat they would look that good! I don't want to get bulky with added resistance but would exercises without resistance do the trick? I have a small lower belly (like most of us!)
Thank you!!
Lynette
--Lyndeanna

You really won't know what they're going to look like until you peel the fat off. But if you think you need to build up some muscle then performing exercise without resistance certainly will help.

With love,

Kristin
--fabeditor

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