Who doesn’t wish for a flat stomach, rock-solid 6-pack, and tiny waist? If this sounds like you, doing exercises for your lower abs will play a vital role in achieving that goal. There are so many exercises that work the upper abs and obliques, but the lower abs usually get the short end of the stick. The following moves are designed to burn belly fat and reveal fabulous toned abs.
If your goal is to get a flatter belly, it will take workouts that involve lower and upper ab moves and regular 30-minute exercise sessions at the least. In addition to exercise, a healthy diet will go a long way toward burning off fat on your belly and revealing the wonderful 6-pack that hides underneath.
– Mountain climber twists are a variation on the “mountain climber” exercise. A really easy way to increase the cardio in this move and burn off more fat is to do the original mountain climber exercise. In the original, you hold the same plank position. However, instead of twisting your core, you bring your right knee close to your right elbow and your left knee to your left elbow.
– These crunches are effective! They’ll work your lower abs and have you sweating in no time. The key here is that your hips and lower back should not touch the floor but be in the air. Your hands will help you stay balanced. Your shoulder blades (not your back or head) should take the bulk of the weight while your legs are lifted.
– It’s important to note that there isn’t a formal distinction between upper and lower abs. When people work on their abs, they are using the rectus abdominis, which is also commonly referred to as the “6-pack muscle.” This muscle runs vertically from the end of your sternum to your pelvis. It protects your core muscles and sits right underneath your skin, which is why the abs can be seen with some hard work.