How do you reveal your lower abs?
Well the “lower abs” are not actually a muscle so to speak, they are the lower section of the rectus abdominis, known as the six pack muscle, combined with the lower external obliques. The bad news is that fat in this area is the last to go, and the first to come back if you go off of or slip on your diet even just a little bit. Here are a few exercises that will help to burn some of the fat in that area.
PLEASE remember: no matter how many 1000′s of reverse crunches, pulse ups, or hanging leg ups you do, if there’s fat covering your abs you WILL NOT see your lower abs. Lower abs are the product of good eating and consistency in your exercise program, you cannot and will not have or see your abs if you veer from either, it really is true what they say “abs are made in the kitchen” or through your fork.
Also don’t forget that to effectively melt body fat, rely on cardio example: doing HIIT if you’re fit enough to do it, and weight-training. (HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training).
Ab exercises alone will not effectively burn fat from the abdominal region you need lots of cardio and good clean eating.
Here are a few exercises you may want to try, have you tried the “AB Pulse Ups? “
1. You have to lie flat on your back on floor then place your hands under your butt.
2. Tighten your core, contract your lower abs, and raise your legs until they’re 100% vertical. Your body should form a 90º angle. That’s your starting position.
3. SQUEEZE your butt & lower abs and use your hips to push your legs directly upwards. This is a “pulse.” Don’t bend your legs.
4. Hold at the top for .5 seconds, slowly lower, and allow your butt to briefly touch the bench or floor.
Also the “Reverse crunch” will target this area as well
1. Lie flat on your back with your legs in tabletop position. If you’re on a flat bench, hold on behind your head.
2. Without moving your upper back forcefully contract your lower abs, lift your butt off the floor, and pull your knees inward toward your head.
3. When your knees reach chest-height, pause for five seconds and slowly return to the start.
4. Repeat for 12-20 reps. Once you’re able to do 20 reps, add a light dumbbell in between your feet to increase the difficulty.
Hanging Leg Raises
1. Hang from a pull-up bar with your hands at shoulder-width.
2. While keeping your back straight, contract your lower abs and slowly raise your legs until they’re parallel with the floor. Do not swing, rock, or use momentum.
3. Pause for .5 seconds and return to the bottom.
4. Repeat for 10-20 reps.
5. As your abs get stronger gradually increase the height of your legs. Move from waist height, to chest height, to bar height over time.
6. If hanging leg raises are too difficult at first, substitute with hanging knee raises. Repeat the same motion, except with your knees bent.