Set Your Lower Abs On Fire With These Effective Exercises
All over the Internet, there are a lot of exercises for your abs. However, it doesn’t seem to be as many for the lower abs. Even if the upper abs and obliques get all the attention, the lower abs are actually the hardest to work on. The muscle group you need to target are not so accessible so you need specific lower abs exercises so you can work right on them. It is also very important to work on them too because it is a portion of the abs that don’t get that much action. Hence, check out some of the most effective lower abs exercises I have tried and know they work. Now, you will get to sweat with a whole core workout more efficiently.
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Lie with your face up.
Make sure your arms and legs are extended.
Keep them resting on the floor.
Then, keep your abs firm and lift your hands and feet to meet over your torso.
As you sit up, roll your core.
Lastly, lower your arms and legs back to the floor and try to do 10 reps.
2. Half Burpee
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Get into a quarter squat as a starting position.
Bend down and place your palms on the ground.
Then, jump your feet back so that you’re in high plank.
Hence, immediately begin jumping your feet forward.
Next, your feet need to land on the outside of your hands.
Lift your chest up to return to the starting position.
Lastly, place your hands back on the ground to move directly into the next rep.
Try to aim for at least 15 reps.
3. Scissor Switch
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Start on your back.
Make sure your legs are straight and your arms are reaching over your head.
Then, begin extending your right leg.
During extension, curl up off your shoulder blades.
Try to aim for your left calf or thigh.
Moreover, maintain the curled position, with your core firm, and then switch your legs back and forth.
lastly, try to do 10 reps.
4. Plank Hops
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Begin in high plank and keep your feet together.
Firm your abs and jump your feet forward and to the right.
Make sure you are bringing your knees toward your right elbow.
Then, jump your feet back to plank.
Follow up with a jump of your feet to the left.
Continue alternating sides and aim for 15 reps.
5. Mountain Climber Twists
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Start in a high plank.
Then, draw your right knee to your left elbow.
Make sure your toes are off the ground.
Then, return your right foot to the starting position.
Next, switch the legs and bring your left knee to your right elbow.
Continue switching legs and aim for 15 reps.
6. Dead Bug
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Lie on your back with your feet in the air.
Your knees should be bent at 90 degrees.
Next, start raising your arms in the air, they need to be directly above your shoulders.
Then, slowly extend your right leg in front of you.
Next, extend your left arm above your head.
Make sure you do not raise your lower back up the floor.
Lastly, return to the starting position and then repeat on the other side.
7. Core Roll-Up
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Lie with your face up on the mat.
Your arms should be resting on the floor above your head.
Move your arms up so your wrists are directly over your shoulders.
Then, begin to curl your spine up and off the floor.
Next, fold over your legs, making a “U” shape with your body.
Lastly, reverse the movement to lower back to the mat and aim for 10 reps.
8. Forearm Plank Rocks
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Start in a forearm plank with your elbows underneath your shoulders.
Move your entire body forward.
that way, your shoulders will go past your elbows toward your hands.
Then, move back to the starting position.
Aim for at least 10 reps.