The Lower Ab Workouts That Work!
Finally Revealed: The Right Way To Get Great Lower Ab Workouts
If you’re still struggling to get great lower abs you’re not alone. In fact some of the most common questions asked of fitness experts, nutritionists and personal trainers relate to the difficulty that many people – even successful and experienced trainers – find in training this area. But it really doesn’t have to be this way
I’ll bet you’re making at least one of these three killer mistakes that will stop you getting great lower abs
- You waste too much of your time doing hundreds of reps of ineffective crunches, leg raises and sit-ups in a doomed attempt to build muscle and burn away fat.
- You waste way too much of your time doing hours upon hours of boring monotonous cardio routines.
- You have no energy or motivation to train because you’re following a low energy fad diet.
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Now it’s quite true that the lower abs present some particular challenges; but in reality the principles behind effective lower ab workouts are no different from those behind any other abs workout
The key to success is to focus on proven techniques that are going to get you lasting results, while avoiding the “quick-fix” scams and gimmicks that are all over the infomercials and the internet these days.
So here are a few examples of specific lower ab drills which really target this area:
- Lying scissors – lie on your back, legs straight, arms by your sides and lift your feet a few inches. Spread your legs until you feel the pull in your hip flexors and then bring your feet together to cross your ankles. Repeat for as many reps as you can.
- Seated scissors – as above, but sitting on the floor and crossing your arms as well as your legs. The sitting position really intensifies the pull on the lower abs.
- Leg raise with roll-back – lie on your back, keeping your arms by your sides and pull your knees to your chest. Roll slightly backwards allowing your knees to touch your chin and repeat, keeping your feet always off the ground. Shoot for 25 or more reps.
- Sit-ups with knee lift – lie on your back, arms by your sides, and sit up while lifting your knees towards your chest. Repeat as many times as you can, keeping feet off the floor. It’s important to keep your hands down towards the floor and not behind the head; this position makes the exercise far more intensive than the traditional sit up or crunch.
- Hands behind head bicycling – sit on floor, legs extended in front, hands behind head, lift feet a few inches and mimic a cycling action, pulling each knee alternately to chest.
- Hands behind head leg lifts – sit on floor, legs extended in front, hands behind head, lift feet a few inches and hold, lift one leg at a time as high as you can, scissoring up and down – as many reps as you can to muscular failure.
- Knees to chest with arms overhead – sit on floor with legs extended in front and stretch arms overhead, fingers interlocked. Lift feet a few inches and pull knees towards chest. Stretch legs forward, feet remaining off ground, and repeat. Do as many reps as you can until muscular failure.
These exercises may seem superficially similar but are in fact hitting the abs, the lower abs in particular, in subtly different ways. There’s no need to go through them all; in fact you’d struggle to do so, but choose just a couple for each time you train and you’ll be giving yourself incredible lower ab workouts each and every time.You can vary your routine from time to time, or from workout to workout as you like; secure in the knowledge that by including just a few of these drills you’ll be getting one of the best possible lower ab workouts.
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