Hey guys, today we’re going to talk about how to train your lower abs. A lot of times people can feel the core work at the top of their belly, but a lot of times it’s hard for them to target the lower area. So I’m going to give you three exercises to try at home, at the gym, or wherever you are. Let’s get started!
1. The Reverse Crunch
To do the reverse crunch, you take your legs straight up with your hands down by your sides. Then, you’re going to rock your hips up and back. Keep your feet over your chest, your belly area, not too far past your head and slow on the way down. You can make this a little harder by bending your knees, keeping a little more weight in this lower area. Rock up and back. Slow on the way down.
2. The Elevator Plank
This is an elevator plank. To start, we’re going to set our knees up onto the elbow and slide it down, drawing a line to the wrist and straight back up. Try this a few times, up and back. Try not to move your hips too much. When you’re done, try the other side. Keep in mind: knee to elbow, straight down to wrist and really engage that core.
3. The Body Lift
This one’s a little more integrative where I’m also going to use my arms, but that’s not a bad thing. So this is the body lift. I’m going to use two kettlebells, but you can use yoga blocks instead. First I’m going to lift my body up so your bum’s off the ground. Try first with just one foot and then the other. When you’re ready, do both. So hold, breathe, and down.
There you have it, those three exercises should help to target and tone your lower belly. Give it a try and let me know what you think and I’ll see you next time.