When it comes to our lower belly, we all feel a bit embarrassed with the extra pooch protruding from our midsection. Although there are no spot reduction workouts available when it comes to making your lower belly disappear, there are exercises that can train your core to make the excess fats melt away. The following exercises are designed to activate multiple abdominal muscles for a stronger and leaner midsection.
Make sure that you rest in between sets for 30 to 60 seconds to catch your breath.
- 90-Degree Static Press. This exercise is actually a good opening to your core workout. You should lie down on your back with your hips and knees at 90 degrees and your feet flexed. Extend arms and press your palms on your thighs. You will need to breathe in deeply as you press your lower back on the floor and activate your core. Push your thighs against your hands while your hands are pushing back. Hold this for one count then release. You will need to do 10 reps to complete 1 set. Do 3 sets.
- Double Leg Lifts. Here is another workout that will help you burn fats in your lower belly. First, lie down on the floor on your back with your arms at your sides and legs extended. Engage your core as you raise your legs until they are pointing towards the ceiling. Slowly lower them back to your first position to complete one rep. You will need to do 10 reps for one set. You will need to do 2 sets for this exercise.
- U-Boat. In this workout, you should sit with your knees bent. Lean backwards so you can prop your torso on your elbows with your palms flat on the floor. Make sure that your back doesn’t touch the ground. Engage your core muscles as you raise your legs until they are at 90 degrees with your toes pointed. Slowly bring your legs toward the left and lower it to the ground while still keeping your legs at 90 degrees. Lift them back up and move them towards your right as if you are tracing the letter “U”. This counts as 1 rep. You will need to do 20 reps.
- Bridges. Another lower belly workout that you can do is the bridge. Again, lie down with your knees bent. Place your arms at your sides with palms on the floor. Tighten your core muscles as you lift your hips off the floor until your body forms a straight line. Hold this pose for one count then release. You will need to do 10 reps to complete 1 set. You should do 2 sets for this exercise.
These core exercises are not centered on your lower belly alone but your entire abdominal muscles. You can do these on their own or after a cardio routine, whichever you prefer. Just make sure that you do the recommended sets and that you rest in between.