You might be feeling a little sluggish from the weekend. Perhaps it was the (5) Memorial Day barbecue(s)? Post-finals food coma? Graduation hangover? No matter the cause, I have a an easy fix for that food baby of yours. These great ab exercises will target your lower abs, aka that stubborn stomach pooch that often gets ignored with standard crunches/ab workouts.
1. Double Leg Drops
Begin in a supine position and bring both legs into the air. Keep your feet together and lift your shoulders off the mat. Keeping your feet together, lower your legs down to a 45 degree angle and then squeeze your glutes back up into your starting position (not shown). For more of a challenge, take your legs as low as possible without letting your lower back arch. Everytime you lower and lift your legs, engage your core and squeeze every muscle in your body. This will give you the most results!
2. Swimming Feet
Begin in a supine position and bring both legs into the air. Lower your right leg down to 45 degrees and keep your left leg a couple inches higher. Place your hands behind the nape of your neck and lift your shoulders off the mat. To begin the “swimming” motion, bring your left leg down to 45 degrees and your right leg a couple inches higher. Keep simultaneously switching each leg’s position so that you are creating a scissor kicking motion. You will feel this. Oh lord, will you feel this.
Wondering how to tone up those stubborn trouble spots before you hit the beach/pool party/hot tub sesh? Tweet me @jackelynho or leave a comment below with your questions!