Flatten Your Lower Belly!

Target toning the lower tummy region. Yes, this is a problem area for many people. These moves can be performed for all levels of athletes. The trick is to do them! I think of these moves as crucial as stretching and rolling out. They are so important to your overall health and wellness. You will become stronger and be able to do the advanced version of the move the more you practice. 

Here are the moves:

Leg Circles
Lie on the floor, keeping that lower back flat into the ground (no arched C curve to protect that lower back), head flat, fingers pointed forward and slowly raise your legs up and open them into wide circles. Mix it up – take the circles out and then reverse other direction. Note: the higher you go, the easier it’s going to be and the lower you go, the more challenging this move is.

V HOLD
You will want to lie flat on your back or rest up on your forearms and lift your legs. In this video, I don’t demonstrate a true “V” HOLD, but you can lift your shoulders off the ground and raise your arms over your head creating a “V” position and HOLD.

Leg Hold Ups
Again, lying flat on the ground or resting up on your forearms (you do want to build strength in that core, but it’s important to have proper form) and slowly lift your legs up and bring them back down.

Flutter Kicks
Last exercise! You got this! Lie on the floor and lift up on your forearms. Slowly criss cross your legs up and down, but hovering low over the ground as much as possible. Pretend like an elephant is resting their arm on your lower belly. If you do that, there is no way that back will arch!

 

 

Susy Sedano is a Content Producer, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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