Here are 3 great exercises for the lower abdominal region.
Bicycle crunches are the first on this list and for a good reason: they work! This is an excellent exercise for working the lower abdominal muscles and it doesn’t really require a bicycle. To begin with, you should lie on the floor on your back and face the ceiling. Both of your legs should be bent and your head is then lifted and held in place by the arms. You then bring the right leg closer and closer to your left elbow, which you push forward very slightly to make contact. At the same time, you are straightening out the opposing leg. Once you finish this, just repeat the cycle. Try around 4 reps of 10 – 15 crunches every other day and you will begin to notice a difference after the first month. This is an incredible abdominal exercise for the lower abdominal region. You can add weights to the mixture to increase the efficiency.
Twist and Crunch
The next abdominal exercise on the list is also for the oblique abdominals and is known as the “Twist and Crunch”. This is probably one of the best abdominal exercises all together and belongs in every workout regimen. Lie down and bend the right leg. The hip is then twisted and the abdominal are used to lift the body while the opposing elbow is turned to make contact with the knee. You then repeat this for 15 repetitions of both legs. You can do this exercise about 4 times a day, every other day as well and it will help make a difference. It’s more difficult to incorporate weights into this exercise and they aren’t needed to receive the benefits.
Double Leg Reverse Crunch
The final abdominal exercise on this list is the “double leg reverse crunch”. It’s much harder to pronounce five times fast than it is to do, yet it’s incredibly efficient when it comes to strengthening core muscles and building the lower abdominal region. Lie flat on the floor and bend both knees as you raise them. Keep both hands down below the hip. You then slowly lower your heels until they are only a few inches above the ground. Then, you raise the knees until they are back at the initial position. Repeat this a few times with both legs and you’ve made a difference.