The Following Lower Ab Exercises Should Be Used Frequently

Before exploring some very effective lower ab exercises you need to realize that if your diet and over-all exercise program are not getting rid of the fat covering your abdominals you'll never see them!

The exercises provided for you will help you develop the perfect 6 pack abs you want but you can’t forget about the rest of your muscles or your diet.

Even if you have the slightest amount of fat, neither you nor anyone you know will be able to see your well-developed abs.

Keep in mind however that these are not the only exercises that are effective - there are indeed many more.

Another point to keep in mind when it comes to the effectiveness of any lower ab exercises is that you must use strict form and you can't use the same ones over and over. Periodization of lower abdominal exercises is a must.

“The Four Lower Ab Exercises You Should Do”

Here is a short list of some of the best lower abdominal exercises you should be using periodically in your exercise program.

  1. Diagonal Woodchops: Start with your arms extended holding a cable handle down and to your left. Bring cable handle up and away in a wood chopping motion. During this motion your feet stay stationary and you rotate at your trunk.

    Repeat this motion for the desired repetitions and then repeat in the opposite direction.

  2. Standing Rotations: Position a pulley at approximately chest height. Stand with your right side towards pulley. Position feet shoulder width apart with knees slightly bent.

    Grasp handle with right hand first followed by left hand on top of right hand. Extend arms forward at shoulder level. Hips and shoulders should be squared. Rotate hips approximately 65° (or slightly past midway between the hip and naval).

    Return to start position. Switch sides after prescribed number of reps. Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let your head follow arms during rotation.

  3. Alternating Toe Touch: Lie back on the floor or a bench with your feet up in the air. Your head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.

    Leading with your chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract your lower abdominals and raise your shoulders off the floor or bench. Extend one arm and reach for the opposite foot. Return to start position and repeat with other hand.

    Remember to keep your head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion may cause injury. To increase resistance you can hold a medicine ball in your hands. To decrease resistance, position your hand closer towards your body.

  4. Sit-up Hold: Lie on the floor or a flat bench with your knees bent and your hands behind your head. Keep your elbows back and out of sight. Your head should be in a neutral position with a space between your chin and chest.

    Leading with your chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract your lower abdominals and raise your shoulders off floor or bench. Now hold for prescribed number of seconds.

    Return to start position. Remember to keep your head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause an injury.

"Tips To Make Your
Lower Ab Exercises More Effective"

The lower ab exercises you can find on the internet and in magazines is literally endless, but few that most people suggest you do, will actually work to sculpt your lower abdominals.

Hard work and dedication alone are not enough to produce the results most people are looking for from lower ab exercises - you have to follow a well-developed and clear plan.

Spot reduction of fat doesn't work and never will - it's a myth that is at the root of millions of fat loss and fitness failures.

If you or someone you know are regular exercisers but do not get results on a very regular basis it's probably because you fail to adhere to the number one rule of exercise results.

You have the proof, the evidence, and the motives, however, because most people have a hard time hearing the simplicity of the truth, they continue to choose the path of least resistance and follow the crowd.

Please don't be one of these people.

With lower ab exercises its just about knowing what to do when it stops working. Seems too easy right? It's the truth.

You need to know to do one of four things when results stop working. You need to decrease, increase, stop, or change.

Decrease and increase refer to the volume and frequency of your lower ab exercises.

When results stop or stagnate, you need to know whether to decrease your sets or decrease your days per week. You may need to increase your sets or days per week.

Maybe decrease or increase repetitions.

You may need to stop exercising for a short period of time when results stop. Maybe stop a certain exercise or program and change to another.

Maybe just change volume, sets, reps, programs, or fitness centers! It could be any of these scenarios or something similar. However, if results stop or stagnate, you must know what to do next.

If there was ever a so-called secret to exercise success, the rule of knowing what to do when results stop is it. You must know when and how to decrease increase, stop, or change. People fail to do this correctly with lower abdominal exercises and continue to see no change in their abdominal development.

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