Lower abdominal exercises should form an integral part of any exercise routine, because they are important to help improve spinal stability and prevent injury, especially for the lower back. Besides, many will agree that the lower abs is the one area of the body that is the most difficult to lose weight in.
Outlined below are a few exercises for lower abs that you can include in your daily workout program. Just make sure to do them regularly to get rid of that unsightly belly fat.
Here are 3 simple exercises that you can do for lower abs:
1. Lie on your back on the floor with your legs stretched out. Now with your hands on your sides and your head resting on the floor, lift your legs to make 45 degree angle with the ground. Bring the legs down again, without resting them on the floor. Repeat the movement for 10 – 15 times before resting your legs back on the floor.
2. Start the 2nd exercise from where you left off with the first one. Lay straight on the floor with your hands linked behind your head. Raise you head off the ground slightly. Now with your head raised, bend your legs at the knees and try to bring in your legs as close to your stomach as possible. Kick your legs out again, but make sure they do not touch the floor. Repeat the exercise 10 – 15 times.
3. With you legs bent at knees, allow both big toes touch, such that your knees point outwards. Raise your head slightly above the ground and put your hands behind the head for support (as in exercise 2). Now try to swing your legs back and forth, with your bum acting as the pivot point. You should feel the tension in your lower abs.
These simple exercises can go a long way in toning your lower abs. Remember not to overdo the exercises; always start with a lower number of repetitions and work your way up. Stop exercising immediately if you feel any pain or discomfort.