Are you ready to take your fat loss journey to the next level? Strengthening your lower abs can help you tone up and get the ripped physique you’ve been wanting. Here’s a guide with all the information you need, from exercises to FAQs. Read on and you’ll be ready to start shredding in no time!
Ready to jump into the exercises? Here are some effective and popular lower ab exercises that are great for fat loss.
Crunches require very little equipment or space, so you can do them pretty much anywhere. To perform a crunch, start by lying flat on your back with your legs bent with your feet flat on the floor. Put your arms crossed over your chest, or behind your head. Exhale and start to contract your abs as you lift your chest up towards the ceiling. Make sure not to strain your neck by over arching. Do 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions and you’re done!
The plank is a great exercise for targeting the lower abs while also strengthening your core. Start by positioning yourself on hands and toes on the floor, with your legs and arms straight and your hips should be in a neutral position (not too high or low). Make sure your head is in line with your back and not arched or dropped. Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat for 3 sets. Try to increase the time each time you are able to perform the plank.
Leg raises target the lower abs and glutes and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Start by lying on your back with your arms flat on the floor. Now, slowly raise your legs up to a 45 degree angle, exhaling as you go. Hold for 2 seconds and inhale as you slowly lower your legs back to the floor. Do 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps and you’ll be feeling the burn.
How often should I do lower ab exercises?
For best results, aim to do lower ab exercises 3 times per week, with each session lasting no longer than 30 minutes.
Are lower ab exercises the best way to reduce fat in my midsection?
Lower ab exercises can help you tone up, strengthen your core, and reduce fat, but its important to also have a good diet and cardio as well.
Can I do lower ab exercises every day?
It’s important to take a day or two off between your ab workouts so that your body has time to rest and recover. It’s also important to listen to your body and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.