Exercises For Lower Abs
Abdominal muscle exercises seem to be the newest fad. It seems everyone has become body conscious
and health and nutrition conscious. Granted a well exercised abdominal area can be attractive to some
people. The object today is to be thin and for muscles to be hard and well developed.
Here are some exercises to develop the lower Abs. The first exercise is directed at the beginner. Lying
on the floor with your bent knees pulled up to your chest and your hand behind your head, tighten your
stomach muscles. Exhale, then tighten your lower abs while lifting your butt and hips, then inhale as
you lower them.
If you are an intermediate exerciser lay on your back with your hands behind your head and extend
both legs upward and toward your head. This will remove any pressure on your lower back during
exercise. Exhale as you tighten your lower Abs lifting your buttocks and hips off the floor. Pretend you
are marching on the ceiling. Inhale while lowering yourself into the original position.
During the cycling exercise the beginner should lay on the floor with his hands under his buttocks in
order to give the lower body a lift. Slowly lower the right knee toward the chest and extend it
alternating this with the left knee. The end result should be a bicycling motion. For intermediate
exerciser the exercise is the same except for one change. Before going into the cycling motion the feet
should be lifted at least one inch of the floor.
In the seated raises the beginner will sit in a chair with his legs extended and his heels just barely
touching the floor hands holding the sides of the chair. Exhale, raise your legs to your chest, inhale and
lower them back to the original position. For the intermediate exerciser the exercise is the same except
that the legs should be extended until level with the floor. Inhale and return to original position. In both
the beginner exercise and the intermediate the Abs should be contracted when the legs are extended.