do side plank waist exercises make waist bigger?
I really like your site! I have a question, I hope you can answer. Yesterday morning I started a hatha yoga class, but for some reason the instructor had us do a side push up type of exercise (lay on one side, feet stacked on a block, propped up on elbow, and then raise and lower midsection for 10 - 15 reps and then switch sides). I've never done any kind of exercise for my abs before, and I have a naturally small waist that I've always been happy with, last night my sides, especially right where my waist is the smallest, were very sore, and today even more sore, I now realise that the exercise he had us do was for the obliques, and I'm worried that it will make my waist bigger!
My question is will having done that exercise yesterday and eating quite a bit of protein yesterday make my waist bigger?
I don't even want it even a tiny bit bigger! I'm worried now. I'm 38 years old and have never done any kind of exercise before, I've been lucky enough to get away with it, but have recently been interested in starting to exercise because at this age things just aren't the same! I mostly just want to improve my butt! I like your ideas a lot because they make sense to me, and match up with how I think about exercise and the female body. I'm just worried now that my waist will get bigger and if I continue to exercise, even if I don't focus on the obliques or abs, then it will continue to get bigger because I've read that most exercise works your core in a way anyway, and I want to continue to do exercises to improve my butt like lunges, squats, bridges, step ups, etc and yoga as well, but I definitely don't want a bigger waist.