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Best lower abs workout for women

If there's one area we want to eliminate fat and tone up is the lower abs.

The lower abs—more specifically the lower belly fat seems to never budge no matter how much abdominal training we do.

This region of our abs is very difficult to strengthen and flatten because that is where the body stores most of its excess fat.

So, how to get rid of belly fat?

Moreover, how to get muscle definitions to show in the lower abs?

The answer is, you need to do three things:

  1. Eat a healthy diet that includes belly fat burning foods.
  2. Do cardio workouts, regularly. Cardio is one of the best exercises to lose belly fat.
  3. Do the best lower abs workout.

Including all three strategies into the overall plan will help you lose your lower belly fat and get toned abs.

In this article, we'll be focusing on the workouts for lower abs, more specifically the best exercises you can do to get toned lower abs. It's the third thing on the list above. 

Click on the link below for the other two.

So, to have the best lower abs workout, you first need to find what's the best exercises for your lower abdominals. 

For that, I’ve asked Sara Kova, the abs Guru and yoga teacher to share her favorite and most effective lower ab exercises.

By the way, her lower abs are ripped, zero belly fat just toned muscles.

 

 

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Below Sara shares with us five of her go-to lower abs exercises. She recommends you read exercise instructions for the proper form. 

You can also watch here for how to perform the exercises in this video.

If you are ready to show your lower abs who the boss is, grab your yoga or exercise mat and let’s do this lower ab workout.

1. Reverse Crunch

Reverse crunches

Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground. Extend your arms out flat to your sides.

Lift your feet off the ground to the point where your legs and feet are pointing straight towards the ceiling. Keep knees slightly bent. 

Once in this position, press your lower back on the floor as you contract your abdominal muscles to lift your tailbone and butt off the ground. Make sure not to use momentum.

When you lift your legs, imagine reaching the ceiling with your toes. Do 12-15 reps for 2-3 sets. 

2. Scissors Crunch

Scissors exercise

Lie on your back with your feet together, legs extended, and hands flat on the floor next to your sides.

Raise your right foot straight up to the ceiling and keep your left leg extended and your left foot a few inches off the floor. Slightly lift up your upper torso off the floor to perform a crunch and switch leg.

Keep alternating between your legs until you complete 12 to 15 reps per leg.  Do 2-3 sets total.

3Cross-Body Mountain Climbers

Cross body mountain climbers

Get down into a pushup position with your arms completely straight. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to the ankle.

Contract your abs and lift your right foot off the floor. Bring your right knee towards your left shoulder.

Return to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. Continue alternating for 12-15 reps per leg. keep your body straight and hips low at all times. Do them slowly at first and as you master the move, pick up your speed. Once you complete 12-15 reps on each side, rest, and do 1-2 more sets.

4. Elbow-to-knee Reverse Crunch

Elbow to knee reverse crunch

Assume the start position as shown in the image. Lie flat on your back and cross your left ankle over your right knee.

Support your head with hands and contract your abs as you lift both your shoulders and legs off the floor. Bring your right elbow towards your left knee. Alternate sides and repeat until you complete 12-15 reps per side. Do 2-3 sets total.

5. Plank

Pank exercise

Start in the standard plank position with your body forming a straight line from head to heels. 

Lower yourself until you are resting on your forearms. Keep forearms parallel to each other with hands flat on the ground. Hold for as long as you can up to 60 seconds. Do 2-3 sets total.

Now we have gone through the best lower abdominal exercises to tone your lower abs.

Now we have gone through the best lower abdominal exercises to tone your lower abs.

Here's the workout below.

5 Best Lower Abs Workout

5 Best lower abs workout

The Takeaway

This lower abs workout is fairly easy to do, and you can do these exercises anywhere and anytime!

It requires no exercise equipment - maybe just an exercise mat to lay on for your comfort. 

Pair this lower ab workout routine with a healthy ab diet, and do cardio regularly to get lower abs to get toned and show muscle definitions. 

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Leave me a comment below and let me know how your lower abs felt after performing these exercises.




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