5 Exercises to Flatten your Lower Stomach With BBG Workout
Not all abdominal strengthening exercises are created equal. As explained in the Kayla Itsines BBG Workout guide, some abdominal exercises are better at targeting certain areas – such as the upper, lower or difficult to target internal core muscles.
It is important to choose the right type of core exercise in order to target your lower abdominal to get the best results.
Each of the following five exercises works to target your lower abdominals. Complete a core circuit involving 1 minute of each exercise, with 1-minute rest, repeated 3 times. This will give you a solid 15 minutes of hard work, for stronger and flatter lower abs!
BBG Workout Additional Abs Exercises
In addition to strengthening your lower abdominals this exercise works to improve your strength and stabilization throughout your entire core. It also works to build a stronger lower back.
- Begin in plank position. Hands beneath shoulders and flat back.
- Rotate your body towards the left side. Hold for 5 seconds.
- Rotate your body towards the right side. Hold for 5 seconds
- Repeat for entire 1 minute
This multi-tasking move targets your lower abdominals as well as your oblique muscles (side muscles) responsible for stability. It also works your hips and lower back.
- Begin in push up position
- Keep your back flat and bottom down throughout the movement
- Drive your right knee towards your left elbow, then lower
- Drive your left knee towards your right elbow, then lower
- Repeat for entire 1 minute
The slow nature of the movement in this exercise – rolling your body out one vertebra at a time – engages the deep lower abdominal muscles. These muscles help to stabilize your pelvis on your return to the starting position.
- Lie flat – feet squeezed together and arms reaching up past your ears
- With controlled inhalation, lift your head through your arms and slowly begin rolling your back up and forwards one vertebra at a time off the ground
- With controlled exhalation continue forwards reaching your arms out in front across the room. Try to touch your forehead to your knees
- As you inhale again, reverse the movement to the initial position
SWISS BALL JACKKNIFE
This exercise targets your rectus abdominus – the six-pack muscles! It also targets those hard to train in your stomach area as well as hips and lower back.
- Start in push up position with shins rested on a Swiss ball. Keep your back straight.
- Keep your bottom where it is (Keep a flat back or natural cure – do not dip your hips) and pull the ball towards you with your feet
- Roll the ball backwards to return to the starting position
HANGING LEG RAISE
This exercise engages the deep psoas muscle – a muscle in front of your spine in your stomach, lower back and of course, your lower abs.
- Hang with shoulder-width and overhand grip from a chin up bar
- Keep a slight bend in the knees and legs together
- Bend at the hips and raise knees towards your chest
- Pause for a moment
- Slowly lower legs to starting position
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