The Ultimate 15-Minute Workout for a Tapered Waist

This compound workout begins with hip-width feet. Keep your hands at your heart or straighten your arms. Squat with your hips back and knees bent. Activate your core. Lower to parallel. Press both feet to return to the start. Three 15-rep sets.

1. Squats

Start pushups on all fours with your hands below your shoulders and your body straight from head to toe. Bend both elbows to descend toward the floor. Press yourself back up to start again. Three 15-rep sets.

2. Pushups

Another great bodyweight workout for a trim waist. PureGym says the lunge works your core, hamstrings, quads, and glutes. Forward lunges require shoulder-width feet. Lunge with one leg forward, bending both knees. Keep your upper body straight and your front knee underneath your toes. Complete one rep by pushing up through your front heel. Step forward with your other foot and repeat. Three 15-rep sets.

3. Lunges

Grab two dumbbells neutrally to start the dumbbell row. PureGym says to press your hips back and move forward to produce a 45-degree angle. Hold the weights with both arms at your sides. Next, activate your core and "row" the weights toward your torso with your elbows back. Raise the dumbbells until your triceps are parallel to the floor. Slowly lower the weights to your sides. Three 15-rep sets.

4-Dumbbell Rows

Bicycle crunches work your core. Start this bodyweight routine by lying flat on your back on a training mat. MasterClass advises extending your legs and placing your hands behind your head without interlacing them. Crunch your left side to bring your left elbow near your right knee. Squeeze your abs for a bit, then repeat on your right side. Three 15-rep sets.

5. Bicycle Crunches

The side plank finishes this waist-tightening routine. The side plank position begins with one forearm on the floor, hips off the ground, and feet stacked. Three 30-second holds per side.

6. Sideplanks