Many people today want to tone up their body’s but don’t have the time to do full workouts to get the effects that they want.
Generally, most people are looking to tone up their stomach so it is important to know which abdominal exercises will work the best.
Below are 3 effective lower ab exercises that you can do to tone your ab muscles fast. You want to be sure that you do the exercises in a slow smooth fashion to get the best results out of each one.
1. Leg Raises
One of the best lower ab workout that you can do is leg raises. This exercise not only focus on your legs as you will also see results in your buttocks, lower back as well as a tightening in your hips. If you are just starting out exercising, you may want to bend your knees while doing these exercises.
This will help lighten the amount of stress you’re putting on your hips. For a very intense exercise, you can do your leg raises while hanging. This will give your lower abs and intense workout. If you want to add more resistance to the exercise you can try doing it on an incline board.
If you want to make it easier or more comfortable to do, then you may want to be up against a wall so your back is supported by the wall. When you first start, you want to bend your knees and You will do this until your hips are completely flexed.
If you’ve done this part correctly your hips should be slightly away from the back support in your abdominal muscles will be completely flexed due to the full range of motion.
You will hold this position for a few seconds while squeezing your abdominal muscles tight and then lower your body back to the starting position.
2. Reverse Crunches
This is a great exercise you can do just about anywhere at anytime. There are many variations to this exercise but so far people have found that the best way to do it would be to lie on the bench such as a bench press bench which will allow you to use the end of the bench to hold on to.
Leg raises on a bench. You want to lift both of her legs off of the bench up to your chest at the same time. Be sure to keep your pelvic area on the bench. You will hold the position for just a few seconds and then go back to your beginning position.
3. Bicycle Exercise
By doing such exercises as the bicycle exercise on the floor, you will not only help to tone your oblique’s, but you will also do your inner coastal zones as well as your abs.
This is a good exercise to finish up your routine. In this exercise you will need to time it versus counting reps, so plan on doing this one in 30 to 60 second intervals. If you are just starting out with this exercise, you should be sure to start off by doing the bicycling for just a short period of time and gradually increasing your time.
You lie on your back either on the floor or a mat and put your hands behind your head. Bring your legs up so they are at a 45° angle with your knees bent. The soles of your shoes should be slightly off the floor. This will be called your starting position.
Naturally mimic the moves as if you’re riding a real bicycle. When finishing up you simply bring your legs back to the starting position.