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You don't have to go to the gym to get a slim, trim waistline and strong abs. You can do waistline slimming exercises while sitting in a chair. Doing these exercises at work will help keep you energized and help you build strong core muscle, too. Try a few sitting ab exercises during commercial breaks while watching your favorite television program.
Knee Raise Crunch
Do the knee raise crunch waistline exercise while sitting in a chair, at home or at work. Sit up tall in your chair and place your feet flat on the floor about hip-width apart. Squeeze your shoulder blades together to help straighten your back. Cross your arms over your chest and squeeze your abs. Lift one knee up toward your chest and simultaneously roll forward. Hold the crunch position for two seconds, then relax. Repeat with the other leg. Do 10 to 12 repetitions.
Reclining Ab Curl
The reclining ab curl is a beginner-level, effective waistline exercise. Sit up straight in a chair and move your bottom forward until you are sitting on the edge of your seat. Squeeze your abdominal muscles tight. Plant your feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and inhale as you lean back from the hips. Hold the position for two to five seconds, then pull your body upright using your ab muscles. Do 10 to 12 repetitions.
Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations
Using a medicine ball when doing trunk rotations works out the abdominal muscles, including the transverse abs. Sit down on the floor or on an exercise mat with your knees bent and your feet together. Keep your heels on the floor with your toes pointed at the ceiling. Hold a light-weight medicine ball, about 2 pounds, in your hands. Sit up straight and hold the medicine ball directly in front of the middle of your abdomen. Twist to the right and keep the ball directly in front of your abdomen during the twist. When you twist as far to the right as you can, hold the position for two seconds, then return to the starting position. Twist to the left, then repeat the exercise for 10 repetitions.
Seated Lat Stretch
Seated lat stretches work the latissimus dorsi and the obliques. Sit on the floor with your legs straightened out and spread out wide, your toes pointed at the ceiling. Keep your spine straight by dropping your shoulders and pushing your shoulder blades back. Bend your elbows and lift your forearms up until they are perpendicular to the floor, with your palms facing outward. Squeeze your abs tight. Lower your shoulder and elbow toward the right by bending your torso to the right. Hold the position for 15 seconds, then return to the upright position. Repeat on the left side. Do 10 repetitions.