I’m a woman and the photo is of my back.
My waist has always been 62-63 cm (around 24,5 inches), but after restarting sports again and strengthtraining 3-5 times a week for almost a year, my waist is now stronger with a prominent sixpack, but also a lot thicker. And I want to fix that.
For almost 9 months I did the mistake of training obliques (Russian twists) 2-3 per week with a 15 kg plate (around 33 pounds) along other ab exercises, all weighted, because I’m a tough mf🤦♀️
My back started to lose the curve that I had before, along with the itty-bittyness, and now when I bend over, the muscle in the picture pops up. Is it internal obliques?
I’m 168 cm (5,6 feet) and 54 kg (120 pounds) for anyone asking. My waist is still small, it’s grown a few cm in size and my abs are now more prominent than before, which is cool and healthy. But I don’t like this new pal on my back and I want to make it smaller.
I stopped training my obliques and abs with weights a few months ago after reading this article: https://www.t-nation.com/training/tip-avoid-these-waist-widening-exercises . Now I train abs and obliques once a week with hanging leg raises (20x3), Russian twists without weights and then other ab exercises like bycicle crunches.