10 Best Strength Workouts To Shrink Your ‘Apron Belly’


Hold a plank position, engaging your core muscles. Aim for 30 seconds to start and gradually increase the duration.

Russian Twists:

Sit on the floor, lean back slightly, and twist your torso from side to side, holding a weight or medicine ball for added resistance.

Leg Raises:

Lie on your back and lift your legs toward the ceiling, keeping them straight. Lower them back down without touching the ground.

Bicycle Crunches:

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Reverse Crunches:

Reverse crunches specifically target the lower abdominal muscles. Lie on your back with your knees bent and lift your hips.

Russian Leg Lifts:

This exercise targets the lower abs and hip flexors. Lie on your back with your legs straight, lift them towards the ceiling.

Side Planks:

Side planks engage the obliques and help strengthen the entire core. Start in a side plank position with your body in a straight line and your elbow.


Woodchoppers work the obliques and help improve rotational strength. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold a weight.

Dead Bug:

Dead bugs target the entire core, including the lower abs and stabilizing muscles. Lie on your back with your arms extended towards the ceiling and your legs.


Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a barbell or dumbbells in front of your thighs. Hinge at the hips and lower the weights towards the ground