Summer is going to be here before we know it. Are you starting to work on that bikini body? Banish lower belly fat and incorporate these two lower ab exercises into your routine. Adding a touch of weight will help build your ab density. Building density will not only help burn belly fat but will also allow those gorgeous abs to shine through.
These are two of my favorite ways to really target the lower abs. Add these to your workout this week by adding 2-3 sets of 10-15 and let me know what you think!
Weighted Lying Leg Lifts – Legs Straight
Start lying on the ground holding a dumbbell on both sides, with arms directly straight overhead and legs straight out in front of you. Bring the dumbbells up overhead while you bring your legs up overhead, keeping your toes pointed and legs straight. Exhale as you crunch up and then slowly lower your arms and legs back to the starting position. Repeat until you have completed 15-20 reps.
Tip: Use a touch of weight to add a challenge but not too much, to where you are strengthening your neck with each crunch. Also focus on slowly lowering to the starting position with a nice and controlled movement. This exercise is more for focus and control than speed and reps.
Weighted Lying Leg Lifts – Legs Bent
Start lying on the ground holding a dumbbell on both sides, with arms directly straight overhead and legs straight out in front of you. Bring the dumbbell up overhead while you bring your knees in toward your chest, forming a tiny little ball. The dumbbell will come over your knees to reach your toes. Be sure to keep your core engaged and keep your toes pointed throughout the movement. Exhale as you crunch, and then slowly lower your arms and legs back to the starting position, keeping your toes pointed. Repeat until you have completed 15-20 reps.
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