You’re probably envious of those individuals who have a well-toned physique particularly those who flaunt a tight midsection especially when you look down and see that slight pooch below your abdomen. That pooch happens to the best of us, yes, even your favorite actors, but they take their time to address it. What about you?
If you are determined to make this extra fat disappear, you will need to keep in mind that it will take some time and a lot of work to really burn those extra layer of fat in this part of your body. With that being said, here are some core exercises that can help speed up the process for you.
Knee ball squeeze.
One exercise that can help you train your lower abdomen to get rid of the pooch is the knee ball squeeze. Start by lying down on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place a flexi ball between your knees. On exhale, gently press your knees together to squeeze the ball while engaging your core muscles. As you inhale, release your knees slowly. Do 10 to 15 reps for this exercise.
Another lower ab workout that can help you banish the fats here is the leg lifts. Lie down on the floor on your back with your arms at your sides and your legs extended. As you exhale, raise your legs towards the ceiling. You should engage your core to help stabilize you. Make sure that your shoulders and head are pressed on the floor while you do your leg lifts.
90-degree static press.
While you are still lying on the floor, lift both legs and bend knees to 90 degrees. Place your palms against your thighs. Inhale deeply first then as you exhale, engage your core muscles while pressing against your thighs as they push back too. This will help press your lower back to the floor while targeting your lower abdominal muscles. Hold this for one count before releasing. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
If doing classic crunches isn’t really your cup of tea, why not try the reverse crunch? You will need to lie back on the floor with your arms at your sides and legs extended. As you engage your core, raise your legs up and towards your chest to perform a reverse crunch. Go back to your first position by slowly lowering your legs back down. For this exercise, you need to do 3 sets of 10 reps to really torch your lower belly fat.
Full plank passe twist.
Go into a full plank pose with your feet pressed together. Bend your right knee and slowly raise it towards your left chest with your right foot sliding towards your left knee. Your hips should be turning in the same direction. Go back to your first position and repeat with the opposite leg. Keep alternating until you complete 10 reps.