FOCUS ON YOUR LOWER ABS WITH THIS 5-MINUTE WORKOUT

Focus on Your Lower Abs With This 5-Minute WorkoutTry this quick and focused workout to tone the lower part of your abs and work off the pooch. We concentrate on the abs for five minutes and guarantee you feel the burn. You don’t need any equipment, but don’t forget to breathe!

Focus on Your Lower Abs With This 5-Minute WorkoutTry this quick and focused workout to tone the lower part of your abs and work off the pooch. We concentrate on the abs for five minutes and guarantee you feel the burn. You don’t need any equipment, but don’t forget to breathe!

Hip Raise and Lower

1. Start in a low plank position with your body in a straight line, your elbows bent and under your shoulders and your feet hip-width apart.
2. Press down through your shoulders and arms to lift the hips toward the ceiling.
3. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat until the set is complete.

Keep your abs in tight, engage your glutes and maintain your back neutral. Breathe out as you press through your shoulders and arms to lift the hips toward the ceiling. Inhale as you lower the hips and return to plank position.

Straight-Leg Crunch

Lie on your back on a mat or another surface that will be comfortable.

Place your hands folded behind your neck.
Bring your legs up, extending them perpendicular to the floor with knees slightly bent. Keep your lower spine flat on the floor.
Contract your abs in preparation for the lift.

Begin by slowly curling your upper body, lifting your shoulder blades off of the floor. Exhale on the upward motion. Keep your legs straight and pointed upward; don’t let them sway or list to one side.

Continue curling your body upward using your core muscles. Don’t lead with the head by pulling on the neck, and keep your chin up.
When your shoulder blades are off of the floor, pause and hold the position a moment or two.

Begin lowering the upper body by uncurling slowly. Inhale on the downward motion. Don’t allow your legs to sway, and don’t let them crash back to the floor. This should be a slow and controlled descent.

Keep your legs in the fixed starting position.
Do 3 sets of 12 to 16 reps.

Butterfly Crunch

Lie on your back with your knees open and the soles of your feet together (in a butterfly position). Lengthen your arms overhead so they are resting on the floor.

Exhale and bring your hands and knees toward each other performing a full-body crunch. Your shoulder blades should be off the mat as you perform a small reverse crunch lifting your pelvis a bit off the mat. Hold this position for a moment and really feel your abs squeezing.

Slowly lower your arms and feet back to starting position to complete one rep. Focus on your low back staying in contact with the mat as you lower your feet.
Do 15 reps to complete a set. Do two to three sets.

Down Dog With Crunch

1. Start in downward dog pose with your arms and legs straight and your hips up and back.
2. Bring your right knee close to your right elbow and crunch.
3. Extend your right leg up and to the back.
4. Repeat for the duration of the set and then switch sides.

Keep your spine, head, and neck neutral and aligned, engage your core and glutes, and maintain your wrists and elbows straight. Breathe out as you bend the knee and bring it toward the elbow and inhale as you extend the leg up and back, being careful not to arch your back.

Scissor Leg With Twist

This straight-leg variation of the bicycle crunch challenges the abs even more than the traditional exercise.

Lie on your back with both legs in the air and your head and shoulders off the ground with your hand behind your head. Lower your right leg toward the floor, and twist your upper body to the left, bringing your right elbow toward your left knee.
Keep your abs pulled to your spine, and switch legs and twist to the right.
Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

Try this quick and focused workout to tone the lower part of your abs and work off the pooch. We concentrate on the abs for five minutes and guarantee you feel the burn. You don’t need any equipment, but don’t forget to breathe!