The search for exercises that will help rid you of that lower belly fat or paunch continues steadily. Flat lower abs is something everyone desires, but it requires immense dedication and a series of different crunches, situps, pushups and squats to get started.
One great way to add some variety to your crunches routine is the Frog Press or Frog Crunch. A major perk of this is that it activates your core, which is vital for ab toning. Perform the Frog Press workout on 3-4 days per week, mixed with other crunches and pushups.
Lie faceup on a mat, like for a regular crunch. Keep knees bent and turned outwards to your sides, flex your feet, and get the heels pressing against each other. Now gently lift your head and shoulders off the floor by concentrating on your abs and curl up gently such that you can get a good look at your legs. Keep your arms outside the hips and off the floor, with the palms facing down.
Now exhale, and squeeze your heels while extending your legs out. It should hover at around 45 degrees, and not completely parallel to the floor. Ensure that your knees are sticking to each other. Now inhale, bring your heels back closer to your body, like a frog’s legs. Do up to 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps each depending on your experience and fitness level.
Don’t forget to mix and match your workouts to focus on the core and the belly areas. mobiefit BODY app brings you a range of exercises for the core muscles, as well as lower and upper body. Try the Quick Workouts and add your own variations to crunches, pushups and squats.
It’s crucial to focus your attention entirely on your abs, and use them to do most of the lifting. It’s vital that abs are doing the lifting as using the hips or your pelvis might ruin your form and could also cause injury. At all times, keep your lower back pressed into the floor for optimal results.
After the workout, you should ideally feel the burn in the sides of your legs and your inner thigh muscles, which means you have put them through some good effort. Just ensure you are not doing just one type of crunch or abs workout, as that usually results in lopsided development. The overall goal should be to not just have flat lower abs but a strong core too, which lends itself to almost all physical activities.