Regardless of the cause, you need to strengthen your abdominals
and your core or that drooping waistline will put stress on your lower back.
The former Dancing on Ice contestant was hit with negative comments after posting photos of her toned abdominals
on Instagram at the weekend.
I've had to work harder at rotating around my spine, which means engaging my back and abdominals
Lumbar rotation, an exercise to stretch and strengthen key musculature around the hips and lower back: (Targets the abdominals
and the iliotibial band, which runs along the outside of the hip and thigh.
LOW JUMPING JACKS Works: Glutes, hamstrings, calves and quads Reps: 20 Start with your hands resting by your sides, your abdominals
tight and your feet together.
Teri Jori presents Poise Fit & Fierce: Take Back Your Core, a workout DVD created especially to help tone the abdominals
and sculpt the body.
Now with the knowledge that the abdominals
are much smaller muscles than the majority of our other muscles, think where most stomach exercises belong with these goals in mind, at best they are an accessory.
The truth is that your abdominals
are just like any other muscle in your body - they need some rest in between exercise bouts as well.
Sculpt and strengthen lower abdominals
by lying on your back with straight legs lifted slightly off the floor.
Speaking about the workout routine she follows with the star, Nicole said: "I look to tighten the back of the arms, to cinch the waist, to flatten the lower abdominals
, to work on the inner and outer definition of the thighs and to raise the butt.
Shift the focus back to your abdominals
with this trick: press your tongue against the roof of your mouth before starting your reps.
Keep your abdominals
gently pulled in and don't arch your back.