Core Inspiration: Wag the tail (VIDEO)
Wag your tail and get a firmer waist! (Scroll down for video)
Here's a great little exercise that fires up your obliques (the muscles that create your waist) as well as your entire core.
This exercise is from the Level 1 of my online program, Superfit Core 1.
The key is getting the correct core activation spot on, before you start the wagging! Then you'll really feel the muscles down your waist tightening up!
Wag the tail as an active break
Use this exercise as an active break between more strenuous exercises like push ups or planks.
But please remember: If you have abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti) a full push up or a plank is not where you should start. Your core is probably not ready for that yet.
First of all, you need to be able to do the correct core activation and use the working breath in coordination with (easier) movements. This takes many (correct!) repetitions before the brain picks up on what we eventually want it to do automatically.
Secondly, you need to give your connective tissue in the linea alba time to regenerate and become firmer before you go ahead with full push ups or planks.